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Local business owner urges Grand Rapids to stay on lookout for tax scams

by (Austin Smith)

Submitted 04-11-2018 under VOICES

I graduated from GVSU last spring and started my own business, Searchiply. I had never done my own personal taxes before, so doing my own business' taxes was even more cause for a mistake. This is what led to me to believe that I could possibly...

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Get to Know: Mercy Supply Co.

by (Schyler Perkins)

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

“It started when I was a kid. Every kid wants their pants to fit tighter, at least I did.” Rusty Zylstra says, leaning over the sturdy, wooden counter of his apparel and leatherwork store, Mercy Supply Company. Its storefront, run by...

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Local First launches sustainable business education series

by (Local First)

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Local First announced the launch of its 2017 Measure What Matters Workshop series, which is part of Good for Grand Rapids and aims to equip Grand Rapids companies with tools and resources to help them create high-quality jobs, stronger...

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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On the third Sunday of every February, a long line of people gathers outside of the downtown Main Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. At exactly 1 p.m., the doors open and people of all ages stream through the doors. The smells of delicious,...

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WYCE, listener supported radio station holds fund drive

by (breensea)

Submitted 04-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

“WYCE is all about taking people on musical adventures, it’s about the segue, and painting pictures with music.” Says Mark Gerard, WYCE Volunteer Programmer for 15 Years.   WYCE 88.1fm (A service of the Community Media Center...

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A street on the division

by (Maja Tosic)

Submitted 09-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Time travel exists. Just go down to South Division. When you first arrive, hip, up and coming businesses such as Propaganda Donuts and Have Company are all clustered near central points of downtown. But as you venture down the six long blocks...

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ARTisans Market to open for 10th year June 14

by (fsam)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

Sundays during the summer in Grand Rapids are a special time if you are at 1147 E. Fulton Street. Four days a week, farmers come from all over to sell their produce and other items for the Fulton Street Farmers Market. But on Sunday, the facility is...

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Vintage Street Market returns to Downtown Market for second year

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is bringing back the popular Vintage Street Market for a second season starting on Mother’s Day, May 10, and continuing the second Sunday of each month. The Vintage Street Market takes place in the Outdoor...

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East Hills to host third Made in Michigan Day April 25

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

The East Hills Business District is hosting its third Made in Michigan Day on Saturday, April 25. There will be a scavenger hunt showcasing local stores and products. Scavenger hunt participants will use a card and look for a Michigan item in one of...

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Community matters for women entreprenuers in Grand Rapids: BoxedGR's Missy McCall

by (writerjill)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Being a woman business owner in Grand Rapids is filled with both challenges and rewards. Missy McCall, founder of local company BoxedGR, creates custom gift boxes filled with Grand Rapids-themed products, samples and gift certificates. Founded...

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