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Lacks Enterprises and Cascade Engineering host employee day at Downtown Market

by Downtown Market (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 Caitlin Hoop (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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Pushing Boundaries with Free Radical 2014

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 10-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

With ArtPrize wrapped up, there’s jovial wonderment for the arts lingering that filled the streets and a community brought together, but the excitement of ArtPrize will become merely a fleeting, ephemeral moment for most in little time....

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Why Invoice Finance Is Beneficial For Small Businesses?

by Beatrice Clayton (BeatriceClayton)

Submitted 09-26-2014 under

Having a steady flow of cash is essential to run your business smoothly. Not all small businesses enjoy the support of banks. Neither do all small businesses now look up to banks since invoice financing offers better space to address their financial...

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Vendor Spotlight: Rose Beerhorst

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

Walking up to Rose Beerhorst’s booth at The Market on First Fridays in June, her bright, circular rugs with tasteful bold patterns immediately caught my eye. They have that cozy, handmade feel that would bring warmth and folky style to any...

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Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women recognizes outstanding women in business

by Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) (growgrandrapids)

Submitted 10-23-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), a Small Business Administration Women’s Business Center, recently held their annual Seeds of GROWth Conference and Luncheon with an awards ceremony at the JW Marriott in Downtown Grand Rapids on...

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GROW Microloan Program driving small business growth with $600,000 to lend

by Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) (growgrandrapids)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), a Small Business Administration (SBA) Women’s Business Center, has received $600,000 through the SBA to lend to West Michigan businesses. GROW is currently accepting applications for potential...

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Join the GROW Spirit Station this Saturday for Gazelle Girl

by Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) (growgrandrapids)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5k is this Saturday, April 13, and the races start at 8 a.m.! In case you haven't heard, this historic race is a women’s run to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, and the proceeds are...

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GROW business owner brings Michigan-made products abroad

by Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) (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 Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) (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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