MLive | Shandra Martinez | June 13, 2013
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Father’s Day is just three days away. If you haven’t bought a gift yet, don’t panic.
Join our Live Chat at noon today, June 12, so our Local First experts can help you score the perfect gift for your dad.
Seth Galligan and Michele Lonergan from Local First will do a round-up of the gift options available at locally-owned Grand Rapids and Lakeshore area businesses.
If you are looking for deals, you aren’t alone.
U.S. News & World Report | DAVID BRODWIN | June 10, 2013
David Brodwin is a cofounder and board member of American Sustainable Business Council. Follow him on Twitter at @davidbrodwin.
Businesses that combine profit-making, social benefit and environmental stewardship are beginning to transform the economy. Last week, this column explored the strategies that these companies use to deliver social value while turning a profit.
But how can these businesses scale up to meet the huge national challenges that confront America?
WOTV4 | Jordan Carson | Sunday, 02 Jun 2013
Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOTV) - Saturday the community celebrated the 10th annual Local First Street Party downtown Grand Rapids. Each year Local First puts on a street celebration of local food, beer and entertainment to promote the importance of supporting our local economy.
The Rapidian | Chris Freeman | Jun 6th, 2013
I'm still thinking about the many food offerings from the Local First street party.
MLive | Kyle Moroney | June 03, 2013
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- U.S. News and World Report says a Grand Rapids coffee company is among a new breed of businesses that are “bridging the gap” between for-profits and non-profits.