The Rapidian

small business

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 (UICA)

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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Pushing Boundaries with Free Radical 2014

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

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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Vendor Spotlight: Rose Beerhorst

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

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 (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 (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 (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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