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The SBA is funding Getting to Yes! training at GVSU.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office, in conjunction with the Michigan Small Business Development Center at Grand Valley State University, is bringing “Getting to Yes!” training to West Michigan. Read More
David Rasch first learned about investing from his father, an apple grower on the Fruit Ridge.
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) David Rasch, founder and president of a small new firm called Harvest Wealth Advisors, figures he was about 6 years old when he first saw his father studying the stock market at the family dining table and talking to his mother about their investments. Read More
BBC Distributing has compostable products for green-thinking customers.
BBC Distributing Co., previously known as Bar Beverage Control since its founding in Grand Rapids 40 years ago, changed hands in 2013 and now has business across the entire Lower Peninsula — including southeast Michigan — and in northern Indiana. Read More
Now there just isn’t enough inventory to meet buyer demand.
The long, deep recession that flattened the residential real estate and home construction industries has finally ended, with an early indication that home prices in Kent County rose an average of 7.25 percent in 2014. Read More
The $708,653 will enable Plainfield Township to buy and remove flood-prone homes.
Kent County has had a hazard mitigation plan in effect for years, which is why it qualifies for a $708,653 FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant to be used by Plainfield Township to acquire and remove 15 flood-prone houses along the Grand River. Read More
Ottawa County will realize the savings over the next 17 years.
Ottawa County has “refunded” its 2007 bond issue for its water supply system, with an estimated cost savings of almost $3 million over the next 17 years, according to an announcement by county officials. Read More
The agency now owns an old plating factory containing dangerous chemicals.
March 13, 2015
The Kent County Land Bank Authority owns an old plating factory in southeast Grand Rapids that it is sure it can sell — but only after the vats and drums full of toxic chemicals have been removed and the property cleaned. Read More
Two dozen entrepreneurs with business ideas are talking to the Ottawa County organization.
March 13, 2015
Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, the new statewide incubator launched in December in Ottawa County, has received a $25,000 contribution from Consumers Energy to support new businesses that have an invention or technology idea involving agriculture. Read More