Free seminar series jumpstarts food entrepreneurs with advice from industry experts

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Next month, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will present its first-ever Recipes for Success series, a three-week program designed for food entrepreneurs. The free educational seminars are aimed at providing industry insight to budding and...

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INsight Series: Providing Alternative Mobility Options in the Workplace

by (Local First)

Submitted 10-03-2016 under

Representatives from Spoke Folks and The Rapid discuss examples of local businesses who are utilizing public and active modes of transportation and the effect it’s had on their workforce and bottom line. Attendees will have...

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Cultured Love first business to "graduate" from Downtown Market Incubator Kitchen

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 11-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

When Jodie and Paul Krumpe’s daughter was first diagnosed with Lyme Disease, they started her on antibiotics, per the doctor’s recommendation. But after finding no positive results with the medicine, they decided it was time to take...

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Torrence O'Haire joins Grand Rapids Downtown Market staff

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

Local food entrepreneur Torrence O’Haire has joined the staff of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market as a private parties and culinary coordinator. In this role, he will create menus and recipes for private functions, plan interesting new events...

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Start Garden to host update forum, presenters to answer investor questions

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-17-2013 under NEWS

On December 19 from 5-7:30 p.m. Start Garden will host its Update Night where past awarded participants will give a presentation on what they've done just 60-90 days after receiving the award and how they're coming on the implementation of...

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Local entrepreneur designs notebook for productivity

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Despite the digital age we live in, many people still prefer to write down their thoughts on paper, whether it's on a loose piece of paper, a receipt or an index card. Grand Rapids entrepreneur Sung Yi has created a notebook that allows people...

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Marie Catrib: A Chef's Memoriam

by (TheStarvingArtist)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under VOICES

Cooking is, empirically, the most direct way to share with another person. We would be hard pressed to find another way to communicate on a physical level the sentiment, “I made this for you, in the hope that you’ll feel good.”...

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Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women congratulates top women-owned businesses

by (growgrandrapids)

Submitted 03-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) has released an announcement congratulating the Top Women Owned Businesses and urges others to take advantage of entrepreneurial training and small business resources. Grand Rapids Business Journal holds a...

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Catalyst Radio: Startup Weekend an incubator for business ideas

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-18-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about Startup Weekend -- an event that kicks off tonight in downtown Grand Rapids for anyone who has an...

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Changing the world through design

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 03-27-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Within a few minutes of meeting Seth Starner, it becomes clear he’s not the kind of guy who sits in one place for very long. It may be his bright blue eyes or the way he gestures in continuous motion as he speaks, but his excitement for...

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