PFE Blog

October 8, 2021

Nourish our Community

Food naturally brings people together. Whether it’s making a meal, supporting a farmer, sharing a recipe, or celebrating a special occasion: food is communal. (more…)
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September 28, 2021

Lake Michigan Credit Union Puts People First

Local banks and credit unions are part of a toolkit of sustainable solutions that drive change in our place-based economies. To dig deeper, Local First connected with Lake Michigan Credit Union earlier this month in…
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September 14, 2021

Presenting: People First Economy Podcast

The People First Economy Podcast is here to bring you insight into how we, our businesses, and our partners are all working towards building and participating in a People First Economy! You’ll hear stories, ideas,…
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August 30, 2021

Move Your Money… it’s good for Michigan!

There’s no denying we need financial systems to keep the world goin’ round. Access to capital supports the growth of resilient, placed-based economies. Ideally, these economies meet our basic needs, build wealth and social capital,…
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August 6, 2021

Coffee Hour is back in person!

Coffee Hour is back in person! This last year has taught us the immense value in gathering as a community and building connections. (more…)
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July 27, 2021

Featherlight: Not Just a Website

Get to know Featherlight Raise your hand if you're a small business owner or employee looking for a better way to run your subscription based website. Good news! There's a local way to create and…
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July 9, 2021

Shop Local with LOCUS

Have you seen shopLOCUS.com yet? It's time to give it a whirl! LOCUS offers an e-commerce platform to find and support local, independent businesses. Your Local First team is a big fan and we hope…
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June 9, 2021

The Future of Work

Thank you for joining Local First for the second of four Rebuilding our Local Economy webinar events! Each quarter, the Local First team brings new resources and technical support to you by tapping the expertise…
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March 1, 2021

Auditing & Amplifying Your Digital Presence

Thank you for joining Local First for the first of four Rebuilding our Local Economy webinar events! Each quarter, the Local First team will bring new resources and technical support to you by tapping the…
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