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Local First awards leaders in community involvement

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 01-29-2014 under NEWS

Local First celebrated their fourth annual LocalMotion awards Tuesday, January 28 at the Goei Center. The event celebrated local entrepreneurship and awarded 616 Development, TerraTrike, CityFlats, Spoonlickers, Jamiel Robinson and Laurie Beard for...

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Local First to celebrate fourth year of local pride

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 01-27-2014 under NEWS

Local First will host its fourth annual LocalMotion Awards on Tuesday, January 28. The event is designed to celebrate the creative geniuses behind the scenes of the Grand Rapids local food and drink industry and come together in name of local pride...

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Brewery Vivant, Twisted Rooster fundraiser pulls thousands of meals for West Michigan's hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

Last Thursday, Grand Rapids beer lovers packed Twisted Rooster to sample the latest concoctions from a local brewery and raise money for hunger relief. The event raised a total of $1,473.60 for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. The Brewery...

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Brewery Vivant takes over Twisted Rooster to fight hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, Nov. 21, Grand Rapids’ Twisted Rooster will make room on its draft list for half a dozen beers from Brewery Vivant. The event is expected to pique the interest of local beer geeks with this season’s restaurant debut of...

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Fork Fest to celebrate local food and business

by (rpontius)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On October 24 over 40 local farmers, brewers, restaurateurs and other food producers will arrive at Romence Gardens & Greenhouses for Local First's 3rd annual Fork Fest.     "All the businesses will have samples," says...

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Local First challenges community to eat local

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids area business advocate Local First is challenging folks to take their 10x10 challenge. The challenge involves budgeting $10 per week for local food for 10 weeks. The idea is to shift those funds from where one would normally spend...

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Mitten Brewing Co. works to fill void in Grand Rapids beer scene

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 09-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Max Trierweiler and Chris Andrus have known each other since kindergarten. Both born and raised in Grand Rapids, the two started brewing beer together in a garage. They threw around the idea of owning a brewery as they got better, but it wasn't...

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After nearly a decade Cabildo's party still going strong

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 05-31-2013 under OPINION

Grand Rapids band Cabildo are certainly one of the unsung heroes of the Grand Rapids music scene. Over the last decade the band has been a reliable presence; playing its heavy latin-flavored and groove laden dance music at wide variety of venues....

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Stoner Taco to provide unique offerings at Local First Street Party

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 05-29-2013 under OPINION

There will be several food vendors at the upcoming Local First Street Party, but the one that caught my eye was Stoner Taco. I can’t remember where I first found out about Stoner Taco. Was it at last year’s Local First Street Party,...

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Join us in supporting local economy

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 05-17-2013 under OPINION

When it comes to the economy, I try to pay attention to information on trends and predictions, and do my best to understand the effects of interest rates, tax incentives and the GDP. But to be honest, I have a hard time maintaining my interest in...

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