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A strong local economy starts with you

A strong local economy starts with you

Elissa Hillary News Source
9/27/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Social Entrepreneurs

The U.S. retail industry is changing. Acquisitions are happening every day. Big-box stores like MC Sports and Sears are closing or re-thinking the way they target today’s consumer. And earlier this summer, Amazon announced its $13.7-billion purchase of Whole Foods.

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What’s for dinner? A large helping of community strength

What’s for dinner? A large helping of community strength

Local First
9/19/17
Food, Local Business, Eat Local

Byron Center Meats serves up the best in customer service, family ownership, and local sourcing.

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Love local food? Support local grocers!

Love local food? Support local grocers!

Dana Eardley
9/5/17
Food, Local Business, Eat Local

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Clatter Creative: Going beyond the pen

Clatter Creative: Going beyond the pen

Local First
8/30/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business

It can be challenging to put a finger on the unique approach to how a business serves and appeals to its patrons. Dianna Coulter, owner of Clatter Creative calls this “The Why.”

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Putting the Spotlight on Diversity

Putting the Spotlight on Diversity

Guest Blogger
8/28/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Diversity, Social Entrepreneurs

Attendee Leandra Nisbet shares reflections from the July Measure What Matters workshop

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Preserves: Going beyond breakfast

Preserves: Going beyond breakfast

Local First
8/21/17
Food, Local Business, Eat Local

Thornburg and Company takes great pride in their craft as artisans and it shows. Their preserves are made without pectin or artificial preservatives and have a farm-to-table freshness. All recipes are inspired by the fruits that grow here in Michigan and are crafted in small batches, using the old-fashioned methods.

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