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Deborah Frieze at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy Strategic Leadership Series

Deborah Frieze at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy Strategic Leadership Series

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
4:00-6:00pm
Loosemore Auditorium
401 W Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Price: $15; Free to GVSU students with ID

Community Event

Local First is excited that our friend and fellow localist, Deborah Frieze is speaking at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Strategic Leadership Series!

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Grand Rapids Member Mixer

Grand Rapids Member Mixer

Thursday, May 19
5:30-7:30pm
Twisted Rooster
1600 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Price: Free

Member Event

Join us at Twisted Rooster and connect with other entrepreneurs and business owners in West Michigan.

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Lakeshore Member Mixer

Lakeshore Member Mixer

Thursday, May 26
5:30-7:30pm
Coppercraft Distillery
184 120th Avenue
Holland, MI 49424

Price: Free

Member Event

Come for the mixer, stay for the music! Coppercraft Distillery will host this May's Lakeshore Member Mixer and the band Meghan + Jared. 

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Street Party

Street Party

Saturday June 4
3 pm - midnight
Outside Bistro Bella Vita
44 Grandville SW
Grand Rapids 49503

Price: Free

Community Event

Our 13th Annual Local First Street Party is Saturday, June 4 from 3 to midnight! Join us in celebrating the best of West Michigan's local music, local food, local beer, and local entertainment.

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Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness

Tuesday, June 21
7:30-9:30am
Worklab by Custer
99 Monroe Ave NW #200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Price: $10 members; $15 nonmembers

Community Event

Learn what you can do to incorporate health-benefiting practices into the workplace.

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Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Wednesday, July 20
3:00-5:00pm
Gordon Food Service
1300 Gezon Parkway SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Price: $10 members; $15 nonmembers

Community Event

Hear how business owners are building a workforce that represents the communities they serve.

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Reduce, Reuse & Recycle in your Rented Space

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle in your Rented Space

Tuesday, August 9
11:30am-1:00pm
New Local First Office
345 Fuller Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Price: $10 members; $15 nonmembers

Community Event

Pack a lunch and get information to help reduce your business' carbon footprint.

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Creating a Culturally Competent Neighborhood Business

Creating a Culturally Competent Neighborhood Business

Wednesday, September 21
3:00-5:00pm
LINC Community Revitalization
1167 Madison Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Price: $10 members; $15 nonmembers

Community Event

Build your awareness and learn how to work effectively in our diverse cultural landscape.

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Providing Alternative Mobility Options in the Workplace

Providing Alternative Mobility Options in the Workplace

Tuesday, October 4
3:00-4:30pm
The Rapid
250 Grandville Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Price: $10 members; $15 nonmembers

Community Event

Learn about the various available mobility options and how to integrate them into your business.

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Events from our Members

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Distillery Tour at Long Road Distillers

Friday, April 29 @ 4:00 pm

Beer City Runner (inexpensive beer tour)

Saturday, April 30 @ 12:00 pm

Nature Day at Hemp Solutions

Saturday, April 30 @ 12:00 pm

Distillery Tour at Long Road Distillers

Saturday, April 30 @ 4:00 pm

Distillery Tour at Long Road Distillers

Sunday, May 1 @ 4:00 pm

Distillery Tour at Long Road Distillers

Friday, May 6 @ 4:00 pm

Beer City Runner (inexpensive beer tour)

Saturday, May 7 @ 12:00 pm

Sustainable Solutions Workshop

Saturday, May 7 @ 1:00 pm

Distillery Tour at Long Road Distillers

Saturday, May 7 @ 4:00 pm

Distillery Tour at Long Road Distillers

Sunday, May 8 @ 4:00 pm