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Local First. Be a part of it.

Become a member of Local First and join the movement towards a stronger, more resilient and inclusive West Michigan. Make a measurable difference in your community now—and in the future!

Who is eligible to join?

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




Get Connected

Build your professional network through member events and educational programming
Align yourself with an established and reputable organization.
Use Local First’s recognizable branding to get attention.



Get Social

Share your news and events with us and we’ll post through our social media platforms (a combined audience of 20k+).
Join the Members of Local First Facebook Group and post news, events, and questions.



Get Searched

Increase traffic to your website with a listing in Local First’s frequently visited online directory.
Reach an audience that is looking to shift their dollars locally.
Get listed and take out advertising space in the Guide to Local Living, distributed to thousands of people and businesses in the West Michigan area.



Get Noticed

Take advantage of marketing and advertising discounts offered only to Local First members.
Increase your visibility in the Guide to Local Living, Local First website, email newsletter, and social media platforms.