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Madcap Coffee—Into the Unknown

Madcap Coffee—Into the Unknown

Allysa Metzner
4/20/15
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Social Entrepreneurs

The INsight conference came and went but not without leaving behind great stories of courageous and resilient business owners. Take a look inside the story of Madcap and discover how they got where they are today.

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Tami VandenBerg’s Unique and Creative Approach to Success

Tami VandenBerg’s Unique and Creative Approach to Success

James Li
4/10/15
Eat Local, Local Business, Social Entrepreneurs, Diversity, Sustainable Business

How one business owner's love of local community lead her to success.

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Local First produces INsight for entrepreneurs

Local First produces INsight for entrepreneurs

News Source
3/23/15
Local Business, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Business

The 2014 INsight Conference, hosted by the Grand Rapids-based nonprofit, was such a hit that Local First is bringing it back for another year.

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Local First hosts luncheon with farm-to-table pioneer

Local First hosts luncheon with farm-to-table pioneer

News Source
2/11/15
Food, Eat Local, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Business

Wicks said initially she saw what she was doing as giving her a competitive edge, but eventually she realized if she really cared about the reasons behind what she was doing, she needed to share with her competitors.

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Small Acts, Big Impact

Small Acts, Big Impact

Michele Lonergan
1/2/15
Social Entrepreneurs

A reflection on the importance of kindness and how Local First staff's has committed to it

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Featured Localist: Johannah Jelks

Featured Localist: Johannah Jelks

Erin Smith
12/8/14
Local Business, Social Entrepreneurs, Holiday

A community investor's stores and spots for holiday shopping.

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