small business

Iconic Grand Rapids Kettle Corn Popping into Stores throughout the Midwest

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Downtown Market merchant Dorothy & Tony’s Gourmet Popcorn will soon have their iconic kettle corn available for purchase beyond West Michigan as the business lands a deal that will put their products on shelves in specialty...

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Culinary Conversations series returns with "Bootstrapping your Business" event for food startups

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 10-25-2019 under NONPROFITS

On November 6, Culinary Conversations returns with a MeetUp panel discussion for food entrepreneurs. “Bootstrapping Your Business” takes place November 6 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Start Garden, located on the second floor of 40 Pearl St....

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"Culinary Conversations" Focusing on Food Failures at June 18 Meetup

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 06-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host its third Culinary Conversations Meetup on June 18 at 5 p.m., focusing on “Food Failures.” The free event features four local food industry mavens, from the startup and corporate world,...

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Local 10-year-old transforms flowers into meals for families in need

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

For many children, summer vacation is filled with bike rides, beach visits and a whole lot of “nothing.” Helping out in grandma’s garden might be included on this list of to-dos, but for 10-year-old Olivia, her grandma’s...

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Local Junior Achievement program receives grant to grow opportunities for entrepreneurship

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 12-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Junior Achievement of The Michigan Great Lakes has received a grant from The Achievement Foundation. The Achievement Foundation has announced the awarding of Hugh B. Sweeny Jr. Grants totaling $585,000 over two years to Junior Achievement offices in...

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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 artist feature from UICA: Lauren Witvoet

by (KCAD)

Submitted 11-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Lacks Enterprises and Cascade Engineering host employee day at Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Sunday, September 20, Lacks Enterprises is once again giving 300 employees a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown Market, for a limited-time shopping spree with their families.   Last year, Lacks had about 300 employees apply for the...

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Bloom Ferments embraces growth, raises kombucha awareness in community

by (caithoop)

Submitted 11-05-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapidians are no strangers to fermentation. Often the end product of fermentation is beer, something for which this city is highly regarded. But beer is not the only product created as a by-product of fermentation. Popular fermented foods are...

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