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Story Matters: Why Anthony Puzzuoli moved from volunteering to working at Local First

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Anthony Puzzuoli, membership coordinator for Local First, stopped by our story fort at the Street Party to tell us what he loves about his job.
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We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV.

The Rapidian's story fort made an appearance at Local First's annual Street Party in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, June 7. Before becoming a membership coordinator on the staff of Local First last December, Anthony Puzzuoli was volunteering at many of their events, and in doing so learned more about why supporting local does so much more than create an enjoyable experience for the shopper. Now in his job, he loves hearing the stories from local businesses- and helping them, as he says, joining a family by joining Local First.


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