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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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Uptown Kitchen: Cooking up a small business

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 11-11-2011 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Kelly LeCoy recently graduated from Calvin College with a business and marketing degree. For her final thesis project before graduating last May, LeCoy drafted a business plan for a community commercial kitchen space to help local businesses grow...

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Local baker inspired to make "organic" a cornerstone of her business

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 09-15-2011 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Shuttling between her Fulton Heights home and the certified kitchen of a nearby church*, Erika Jane Hanson squeezes in her roles as baker and chocolatier for Oven Mitt Bakery during her daughter’s naps. Hanson juggles her new bakery with her life as...

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