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Local First. Be a part of it.

Say Yes! to Local. Become a member of the fastest-growing movement in West Michigan. Make a measurable difference in your community now—and in the future!

ENJOY FREE MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Use Local First branding at your place of business and in promotional materials
  • Get listed in our frequently visited online membership directory
  • Appear in the printed Local Living Guide distributed by Local First
  • Appreciate increased search engine optimization
  • Take advantage of networking opportunities
  • Utilize the exclusive mygrcitypoints.com

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsor Local First Events

  • Street Party in Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore
  • Eat Local Challenge/Fork Fest/Gather
  • Annual Meeting & LocalMotion Awards
  • INsight Conference & Educational Events

Advertise with Local First

  • See our Advertising Guide for more information.

Participate in the Annual Holiday Campaign

  • Heavy promotion and unique POS materials

Co-Marketing Opportunities

  • Collaborate with Local First Members to maximize impact

MAKE YOUR MEMBERSHIP WORK FOR YOU 

  • Place your Local First window cling where all your customers and clients can see it
  • Use the Local First branding on your print materials, advertising, and website
  • When you use our logo, let us know, and we'll give you a shout-out in our eNewsletter
  • Sponsor a Local First event
  • Like us on Facebook and interact with our posts
  • Follow us on Twitter and tag us in your posts. We love to retweet!
  • Send in all the news you'd like us to share through our social networks
  • Come to networking events
  • Utilize our low-cost advertising
  • Read our correspondence to stay up to date on member opportunities & Local First news

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

  • Locally Owned
  • Headquartered in West Michigan
  • Privately Held (not traded on the stock market)
  • Not a Franchise