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Those who run successful businesses think about sustainability—a lot! In June, the Local First INsight Series launches the first of five monthly events addressing the implementation of smart and sustainable business practices. Each event will highlight specific business ownership challenges, and featured guests will suggest strategies that could be used to overcome them. Topics will be expanded upon during open table discussions.

Guest speakers will include representatives from AM Yoga, Spectrum Health, JoJo's House of Beauty, Avalon Bakery, Better Life Bags, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. and The Rapid

Workplace Wellness | June 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. | Worklab by Custer: 99 Monroe Avenue NW #200

Creating an Inclusive Workplace | July 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Gordon Food Service: 1300 Gezon Parkway SW

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in a Rented Space | August 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | The new Local First Office: 345 Fuller Avenue NE

Creating a Culturally Competent Neighborhood Business | September 21 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. | LINC Community Revitalization: 1167 Madison Avenue SE

Providing Alternative Mobility Options in the Workplace | October 4 from 3 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. | The Rapid: 250 Grandville Avenue SW

This is the third year of the INsight Series. Tickets for each event are $10 for Local First members and $15 for prospective members. More information on each event can be found at localfirst.com/events.


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