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Celebrate our local, independent businesses!

Jun 15, 2020 10:56:00 AM / by Local First posted in Local Business

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Independents Week: June 27 to July 4

Locally-owned, independent businesses are the backbone of our community. And they need us more than ever right now. Help us celebrate them during Independents Week!

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Marketing Matters (Part II)

May 18, 2020 11:50:00 AM / by Local First posted in Local Business

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Thank you for joining the Membership Team for Part II of our marketing webinar series! Kathleen Roark and Katherine Jandernoa were joined by the following panelists to discuss why marketing matters and how to approach it during a pandemic:

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Marketing Matters (Especially in a Pandemic)

May 4, 2020 12:25:00 PM / by Local First posted in Local Business

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Thank you for joining the Membership Team for Local First’s marketing webinar! Kathleen Roark and Katherine Jandernoa were joined by the following panelists to discuss why marketing matters and how to approach it during a pandemic:

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Q & A with gr_support_local

Apr 2, 2020 12:08:00 PM / by Local First posted in Local Business

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If you haven't seen gr_support_local yet, it's time to give it a whirl. It's an easy-to-view list of local businesses and what they're offering during the Shelter in Place order. We LOVE it and wanted to get to know the person who got it up and running.

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La SBA ofrece asistencia en caso de desastre a las pequeñas empresas de Michigan afectadas económica

Mar 27, 2020 8:42:00 AM / by Local First posted in Local Business

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Atlanta – La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA) por sus siglas en inglés, ofrece préstamos federales de bajo interés para capital de trabajo a las pequeñas empresas de Michigan que sufren un daño económico sustancial como resultado de la enfermedad del coronavirus (COVID-19), anunció hoy la administradora de SBA, Jovita Carranza. SBA actuó bajo su propia autoridad, según lo dispuesto por la Ley de Asignaciones Suplementarias para la Preparación y Respuesta ante el Coronavirus que fue firmada recientemente por el Presidente, para declarar un desastre a raíz de una solicitud recibida de la Gobernadora Gretchen Whitmer el 17 de marzo de 2020.

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Michigan Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus

Mar 27, 2020 8:28:00 AM / by Local First posted in Local Business

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ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Michigan small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on March 17, 2020.

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Support Local (while keeping a safe distance)

Mar 17, 2020 3:27:00 PM / by Local First posted in Local Business

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As we know, local businesses not only make our communities unique, they are also the backbone of our economic stability. Many of our small, independent businesses are going to suffer while we do our best to stay safe and healthy. But they are also masters of innovation and have already started responding to the needs this crisis has created.

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Imagine Restaurants Encouraging their Patrons to ‘Dine ‘n Dash’!

Mar 11, 2020 10:37:00 AM / by Local First posted in Local Business

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By: Scott Ptak, Content Writer at Writing2Ranking

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Benefits of Supporting Locally Owned Businesses

Feb 25, 2020 4:43:00 PM / by Local First posted in Local Business

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By: Corey Evans, Marketing Strategist

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Localize your Valentine’s Day!

Feb 3, 2020 10:36:00 AM / by Local First posted in Local Business

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Whether you're spending the day with someone special, having a night out with friends, or showing yourself some love, here are a few ways to show you LOVE local! 

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