“Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It Means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers.”
~Michael H. Shuman, author of Going Local
The 7th Annual Local First Street Party takes place this Saturday (June 12) in Grand Rapids and puts that philosophy in practice by highlighting local food, beer & music. This year, their free concert is headlined by The Verve Pipe! Head over to their site for more about this great event.
Speaking of local business, there’s still time to enter Absolute Michigan’s Michigan Business Photo Contest, the first giveaway in our summerlong Absolute Michigan Summer Photo Celebration!
All you have to do is click the link above for details on how to submit up to 3 photos that show any facet of any Michigan-based business or somehow promote Michigan businesses and buying from Michigan businesses. The contest deadline is next Monday (June 14) and the winner will receive:
- One year Michigan SEO and Category Sponsorship package on Absolute Michigan ($1250 value)
- A Private Label Radio Program that tells the story of your business courtesy of Vertio
- 2 pounds of coffee (your choice) from Higher Grounds Trading Company