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10 Local Holiday Markets You Must Shop This Year

10 Local Holiday Markets You Must Shop This Year

Local First
11/19/18
Local Business, Holiday

Holiday markets are a wonderful way to find unique gifts while supporting local artists and businesses. Grand Rapids and surrounding communities are filled with talented artists and businesses that offer one-of-a-kind gifts, making holiday markets a perfect destination for shopping.

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Connecting people through food and a shared mission

Connecting people through food and a shared mission

Leandra Nisbet
11/17/18
Local Business, Eat Local, Sustainable Business

This year’s event, presented by Brewery Vivant, showcased over 30 local food and beverage vendors – all highlighting staple and seasonal treats.

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Should you send business holiday cards?

Should you send business holiday cards?

Susan Julien Larimore
11/14/18
Local Business, Holiday

If you’re a business owner, you may be considering whether to send holiday cards. Many businesses have given up the tradition. Some regard it as a waste of time and money. Others believe it is an essential component of building and strengthening important relationships

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Localize your Thanksgiving

Localize your Thanksgiving

Local First
11/12/18
Local Business

Whether you're planning a big meal for family and friends or a small gathering for one or two, here are some great ways to shift your Thanksgiving dollars to local and small businesses

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If you book it, they will come

If you book it, they will come

Guest Blogger
11/6/18
Local Business, Holiday

Tired of the same meeting locations around Grand Rapids? Are you thinking there has to be a different space? This is venue fatigue and if you have it, we’re here to help.

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5 ways to enjoy fall in West Michigan

5 ways to enjoy fall in West Michigan

Local First
10/29/18
Food, Local Business, Eat Local

Fall is a beautiful season in West Michigan as the air becomes cooler and leaves on the trees transform from green to orange, red and yellow. With West Michigan being home to the Fruit Ridge – one of the best fruit-growing regions in the world – there is an abundance of orchards and farms to explore and plenty of apples and fresh cider to enjoy during the fall season.

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