During these tough times in Michigan, supporting local
communities and businesses has never been more important. We at Northern
Physical Therapy strive to support our local communities in every way
we can. From getting involved in groups and schools within the
communities we serve to choosing local vendors with whom to do business,
here are just a few of the ways we keep ourselves in a local state of
- Local Chambers of Commerce including Coopersville (Gina, owner,
is on the board of directors), Wayland (Janis, owner, is President), and
- Coopersville Rotary, active member.
- Kiwanis of Wayland, active member.
- Grand Valley State University; assist students with interviewing, resume writing, leadership, and management.
- Invite high school students to job shadow at the clinics.
- Active volunteers for the Coopersville and Wayland school districts.
- Hire local vendors for printing, marketing, catering, IT, event planning, signage, maintenance, etc.
Looking for ways you can become more supportive of your local community? Check out these 4 tips:
- Support your local businesses! Shop at local supermarkets,
coffee shops, and boutiques. These businesses might be slightly more
expensive than their national brand counterparts, but much more of their
revenue stays in your community.
- Buy locally-grown food. Not only does it support local growers,
the food is more nutritious and there is less environmental impact.
- Support local issues in your community. Stand up for what you
believe in on a local level. Vote in local and community elections.
Support your city council, mayor, and other local officials.
- Volunteer in your local community. Volunteer at your local food
pantry, school, or homeless shelter. Helping those in your neighborhood
strengthens your community!