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Students Explore the Business of Software Development with the Grand Rapids Public Library and Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 09-11-2019 under NONPROFITS

Students participating in the Be A Boss program this summer at The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) learned about more than software development and entrepreneurship, they learned how to work together. “The hardest part of developing the app...

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Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes Helps Fourth Graders Run School Wide Flea Market

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 12-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Fourth grade students at Wealthy Elementary put on a school wide Flea Market to sell their homemade goods. Students have been learning about economics in their Social Studies classes, along with Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers coming to the...

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The Right Place's economic outlook for West Michigan

by (sassaria)

Submitted 02-12-2015 under OPINION

On December 16, The Right Place held its Economic Outlook for West Michigan conference at the JW Marriott downtown. The first one was held 18 years ago, and had an attendance of 25. This year, there were 450 people in attendance, from all over the...

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The Factory offers coworking space for entrepreneurs

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-26-2013 under NEWS

The Factory, a coworking space in downtown Grand Rapids, recently launched a “coLearning” initiative in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that offers six-week-long courses and internships of 40 hours minimum...

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D/E/C showcases local creative entrepreneurs

by (Samantha Macy)

Submitted 04-01-2013 under NEWS

Design/Educate/Connect partners with the GRAM to showcase local entrepreneurs who bridge the gap between design and business. On March 22, the third annual D/E/C event featured seven business owners. One characteristic of D/E/C is the fact that the...

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GROW business owner brings Michigan-made products abroad

by (growgrandrapids)

Submitted 03-28-2013 under NONPROFITS

Deb Tacoma’s story is one of true entrepreneurship and invention. The creator the Freedom Wand, a versatile, multi-purpose hygiene tool, has a strong bond with her customers because she was in a similar situation a few years ago. Deb was in an...

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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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Grand Rapids Public Library offers support for entrepreneurs

by (Carol Shirey)

Submitted 01-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Ahhhh, to be your own boss. For many people- whether they’re working for someone else or are currently out of the work force- the thought of being their own boss is the stuff of dreams. But for some who might think that having a good idea is a...

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Fishing and entrepreneurship: Miles Smith and the BAHRS

by (Cecile)

Submitted 08-09-2012 under OPINION

(Video by Santiago Murillo) As a fisherman, Miles Smith thought about a technology that would make fishing (or angling) easier. The Break Away Hook Release System gets only one part of the hardware, the treble hook, to break. The B.A....

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Start Garden planted

by (acknot)

Submitted 04-26-2012 under NEWS

You bring the seeds, we’ll supply the field and the water: that’s the premise behind Start Garden, Rick DeVos’s venture capital fund designed to turn Michigan, specifically Grand Rapids, into an “ecosystem that’s the...

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