BUSINESS APPLICATION - Fill out the on-line form below. Payment $50


The “Buy Local First” phenomenon is gaining momentum in Mecosta County!  In an effort to gain market share for Mecosta County Businesses and service providers, a group of volunteers representing all areas in our county initiated the Band of Locals – Buy Local First discount campaign.


You are invited to join the “Band of Locals”, get on the “band wagon” and “band together” with the business community!  We are selling embossed bands (bracelets and/or key-chains) that say “Band of Locals”, to businesses who want to be a part of the “shop local” theme. These bands will be sold 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!. We require that you purchase a minimum 5 bands or key chains at $10.00 each that you sell to your customers to receive discounts from participating Band of Locals members. A list of participants will be available by logging onto the band of locals’ website Any profits gained from this promotion will be used for continued marketing of the campaign.


We suggest that if you don’t have discounts or specials to offer, that you purchase these bands to give to your “employee of the month” or other recognition programs you may have for your employees or even for some of your best customers!


We’re very excited to bring this opportunity to the business community and are happy to announce that Ice Mountain Spring Water has agreed to support our marketing efforts.


Business Application Form - $50.00  Contact Carlleen 231-796-2502

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Printed Application