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Elissa Sangalli Hillary honored as 2018 GRBJ Sustainability Newsmaker

Feb 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Local First

We are proud and excited to share that our very own Elissa Sangalli Hillary was honored as a Grand Rapids Business Journal Newsmaker in the sustainability category.

Local First made headlines in GRBJ over 18 times between news announcements and small business blogs. From the statewide roll out of Good for Michigan to celebrating Local First’s 15th Anniversary to kicking off our annual Fork Fest in the fall, 2018 was an exciting year for Local First, our members, and community partners.

Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite stories from 2018:

Local First producing Fork Fest (10/24/18)
nHow to build a purpose-led business (10/8/18)
nLocal First takes program statewide (10/5/18)
nTo keep growing, West Michigan must reduce barriers to opportunity (8/31/18)
nParlaying a bevy of ‘firsts’ (7/27/18)
nMinority business development receives boost (7/27/18) 
n15 ways to shift your spending to local this year (1/31/18)

A big thank you to our members, community partners, community members, and the Grand Rapids Business Journal who continue to help us tell our story about our commitment to a people-first economy. It’s because of the people in our community who help Local First thrive! 

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