Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining our towns, linking neighbors and building economic and social relationships.  Locally owned businesses put back a much larger share of their revenue into the local economy and contributing to local causes.


Pick up your Band of Locals Blue Bands for $10.00 at at The Old Pioneer Store 118 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307 and Mecosta County Convention & Visitors Bureau 127 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307.

With no expiration date, the Blue Bands allow you to receive discounted savings at participating businesses throughout Mecosta, Osceola and Montcalm Counties. 

Get involved with supporting local.  

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Save at Member Businesses throughout

Mecosta, Montcalm and Osceola Counties 

Super easy to become a member of the 

Band of Locals


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The Old Pioneer Store

118 N Michigan Ave,

Big Rapids, MI 49307


Mecosta County Convention & Visitors Bureau 127 S State St,

Big Rapids, MI 49307

We welcome your business...

You and your business are invited to join the Band of Locals, get on the "band" wagon and "band" together with the business community!


Your one time membership fee is just $50 and includes 5 Band of Locals Blue Bands to sell or give as a gift to you customers or employees.


Benefits of being a Band of Locals member include having an opportunity to be on the "Spotlight on the Band of Locals" radio show which airs each Friday morning at 9:15 a.m. on Sunny 97.3 as well as Facebook Live. Your business being highlighted on the Band of Locals website promoting your Blue Band discount as well as mentions in our monthly "What's Happening" article partnered with the Mecosta County C.V.B and the Pioneer Newspaper.


If your business does not have a specific special or discount to offer, customers always love a give-a-way such as a logo novelty item highlighting your business.


It's just that easy, a onetime membership fee and you're a member for life!


To become a member today of this fast growing, small business organization- you can apply online at bandoflocals.com or stop into the Old Pioneer Store and Emporium/Kilwins located on Michigan Ave. in downtown Big Rapids.