Member Login


For a Limited Time we are offering dozen of Tamales for Carryout.

A percentage of the sale of Tamales will benefit Local First, and will also help us keep a team member on Payroll. Due to the MDHSS shutdown of our dining room, we would have to lay her off, instead she is keeping her job making delicious tamales.

All orders include sour cream and your choice of Mild or Spicy Salsa.

Please call us with any questions at 616-261-2280. Please use the Form below to pre-order your Tamales. We currently have some at Lindo, but pre-ordering is strongly recommended.

-**Tamales de Rajas con Queso Fresco

Filled with roasted poblano pepper and queso fresco.

-**Tamales de Pollo en Salsa Verde

Filled with chicken in green sauce


Technical Assistance Tuesdays!

Event Type: Member EventCommunity Event


Local First and fellow Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs) have been contracted by the City of Grand Rapids to help disperse $1 million in grants to small businesses. The grants are available to businesses with fewer than 25 employees.

From now until the end of the year, we are here to help you through this process. These virtual touchpoints are designed to give you an overview of what’s needed to apply for the program before you start the process. We’ll give you an outline of what to have in front of you and how to move confidently through the application.

See other ways Local First can help // Start the application

This program is supported by Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


The Small Business and Microenterprise Grant is available to businesses who:

  • Have a for-profit businesses model
  • With a brick and mortar space in Grand Rapids
  • And 25 or fewer employees

If this is your business, see how Local First can support you:

Technical Assistance Tuesdays

Join the Local First team via Zoom to walk through the Small Business and Microenterprise Grant application and any questions you may have on Tuesdays at either 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m.

Schedule One-on-One Support

Find time on our calendars to get direct assistance with your application, creating your vendor profile with the City of Grand Rapids, etc.

Watch Application Tutorials

View in-depth tutorials created by Local First member business Social Bizz.