About Us

Capital Area Local First is committed to our community and growing a sustainable local economy. We work to educate our community about the multiple benefits of locally owned independent businesses, and to nurture relationships among locally owned businesses.

We strongly believe that “It’s your capital. Keep it local” because we see the power firsthand that local residents have when they shift even just a small amount of their spending to locally owned businesses. Thinking local first helps employ local people, create unique places to shop and play, and protect the environment.

How to Join

Capital Area Local First membership is open to any business based in the Greater Lansing area that is
  • locally owned and privately held;
  • where the business decisions are made locally, and;
  • is headquartered in mid-Michigan.

If you have any questions about whether your business qualifies for membership, contact us.

CALF Mixer

When: July 21st, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Old Town General Store
408 E Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 489o6
Cost: Positive attitude and a smile.

It’s time to meet your local business friends. Start keeping our dollars and business local. Old Town General Store has a variety of Michigan-themed and Michigan-made gifts including ornaments, clothing, glassware, and much more. You will have time to introduce yourself, meet new people, enjoy food and drink and have an enjoyable evening.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the 21st.

Meet The Locals