By: Natalie Topalian NATALIE TOPALIAN Sustainability Dec 8, 2016 Shop Local ‘til You Drop: Holiday Shopping in West Michigan As a certified B Corporation and brand marketing agency in Grand Rapids, we're high proponents of supporting local businesses—whether that be shopping local, working for a small business, donating to their cause, or volunteering our time. This holiday season, the TIS crew is teaming up with our friends at Local First and 616 Lofts to provide gifts for homeless families with children in Grand Rapids Public Schools, as well as organizing our own Secret Santa gift exchange within the office. We've made a vow to shop local first for these efforts. We encourage you to source your holiday gifts locally this year. Not only will you be giving your loved ones or those in need something special, you'll also be giving back to your community. Unsure of where to shop locally in West Michigan? Here're some of the TIS team's favorite local shops to get ya started... Apparel & Gifts Rebel Reclaimed Rock Paper Scissors Peninsula Trading Spirit Dreams Arts & Crafts 6.25 Paper Studio Last Chance Holiday Market at The Pyramid Scheme Entertainment Vertigo Music Books & Mortar Schuler Books & Music Finishing Touches Gallery 154 Art of the Table The Seasoned Home Wealthy at Charles Food & Beverage Global Infusion Koeze Nuts Fustini's Oils and Vinegar Martha's Vineyard The Red Geranium Café Miscellaneous The Bridge Under the Vines What are your favorite local businesses to shop for the holidays? Tell us in the comments section below!