#ShopSmallGR this Small Business Saturday

by (BethMcEwen)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

“Small Business Saturday is one of our busiest days of the year,” said Rosemary Ellis, owner of The Artist’s Studio at 40 Monroe Center. This amazing little nook inside MoDiv, on what is commonly referred to as the Monroe Mall,...

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Women of Color: Leading the Way in the Workplace

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-08-2015 under

This interactive panel discussion will feature women of color from our community with a range of experiences and voices. Panelists will share stories and talk about what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace. How do you find and work with...

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GROW: Small Business GPS - Business Basics: Strategic Planning

by (Sherri Sharp)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under

Class focuses on specific information on business entities, such as LLC’s; S and C Corps. How to calculate profit, expenses, owner draw and tax reporting. Information on state licensing such, as sales tax, registering with the state, etc....

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Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women recognizes outstanding women in business

by (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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Join the GROW Spirit Station this Saturday for Gazelle Girl

by (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 (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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GROW participant uses improvisation in business settings

by (lizstudt)

Submitted 08-24-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Mary Jane Pories knew she was an educator and she knew she was creative. When she felt a particular need within the business community around her, Pories took a leap and founded Fishladdder Inc., a business that teaches other businesses and...

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Victoria Upton: Learn, Lift, Repeat

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 02-20-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Victoria Upton, publisher of Women’s Lifestyle Magazine, calls her office on West Monroe “a vortex of positive energy. The things we say in here happen.” It’s not hard to see why. The space is open, bright and welcoming with...

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