About Us

Local First Mid Michigan 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.


Teena M Rairigh
Supplemental CEO

Vice President

Kyle Shumaker

Shumaker Technology Group


Amy Higbee
Commercial Bank


LeRoy Harvey

Meridian Township

Board Member

Missey Trudell

Paper Image Printing Centre

Board Member

Evan Kay

Trade Network