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LocalMotion Awards

The LocalMotion Awards began in 2011 as a way to promote best business practices and recognize the achievements of local businesses and individuals. It continues to be a way to showcase entrepreneurs who are using their business as a force for good. This means doing outstanding work in sustainability, helping make our community more vibrant and resilient, and strengenthing our local economy. Awards are presented once a year at our Annual Meeting. 

Any local business in West Michigan that fits our membership criteria is eligible (does not have to be a member of Local First). Individuals who exemplify the Local First mission are also eligible. Recipients are selected from the nominees by a committee of local business and community leaders. This year we are asking all nominees who are nominated for the awards to apply and fill out the Quick Impact Assessment, which measures business practices from the triple bottom line such as environmental impact, charitable gifts, and employee satisfaction. This allows the committee to review candidates in an unbiased manner.

For more information, please email hanna@localfirst.com.

Previous winners include: 
616 Development
Amy Ruis
Atomic Object
Bing Goei
Brewery Vivant
Butch's Dry Dock
Christine Helms-Melatic
Curtis Cleaners
Dwelltech Solutions
Essence Restaurant Group
​Founders Brewing Co.
Gazelle Sports
Jamiel Robinson
Jaye Van Lenten
Julie and Pat Wise
Laurie Beard
Lemonjello's Coffee
Madcap Coffee
Ninth Bridge
The Rapid
Rapid Green Group
Rob McCarty 
Steve Faber
Tami Vandenberg
Wealthy Theatre
Welcome West