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Are you ready to join Local First in the development of an economy grounded in local ownership? Become a member business and join the movement towards a stronger, more resilient and inclusive West Michigan.

Who is eligible?

  • Locally Owned
  • Headquartered in West Michigan
  • Privately Held (not traded on the stock market)
  • Not a Franchise
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Benefits of membership

Get Searched

  • List your events, discounts, and pictures in Local First’s frequently visited online directory.
  • Reach an audience that is looking to shift their dollars locally.
  • Affordable digital underwriting within the pages of the online directory.

Get Connected

  • Build your professional network through member events and educational programming.
  • Align yourself with an established and reputable organization.
  • Use Local First’s recognizable branding to get attention.

Get Social

  • Share your news and events with us and we’ll post through our social media platforms (a combined audience of 20k+).
  • Join the Members of Local First Facebook Group and post news, events, and questions.