- June 29, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Local First is participating in a national initiative during the holiday week to celebrate small businesses.
From Monday to Sunday, the Grand Rapids-based economic development nonprofit is championing area companies through Independents Week, an event that encourages the community to shop locally through a variety of action steps and discounts.
“In a year where we’ve been more isolated than not, Local First is proud to champion the businesses centering people and our place in order to create opportunity, putting our dollars to work locally and building a more self-reliant economy,” the organization wrote in a blog post about the event. “Locally owned businesses — those that are owned and operated by a person or persons in the community served, headquartered in the same community and are privately held — are the backbone of our community. Help us celebrate them during Independents Week.”
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