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Local First Chicago Helps Small Businesses Declare Their Independence

Local First Chicago Helps Small Businesses Declare Their Independence

The Chicago metro area – also known as Chicagoland – is home to some 9.4 million people and more than 200,000 small businesses. As the third largest metro area in the country, those small businesses have a large economy to support. Fortunately, Local First Chicago offers the tools and expertise that Chicagoland small businesses need to keep their neighborhoods running smoothly. Managed by volunteers from the local business community, Local…read more →

Local First Grand Rapids Shows That Local Works

Local First Grand Rapids Shows That Local Works

In West Michigan, “local isn’t just a place on the map.” That’s according to Local First, a buy-local group based in Grand Rapids and representing some 800 locally owned businesses in the region. When it comes to supporting those members and the community at large, Local First doesn’t just talk the talk. Rather, Local First demonstrates in dollars and cents what impact its local businesses have on the economy and…read more →

Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand Independent We Stand