Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women'

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Fellowship connects GROW, Costa Rica

Visitor hones her empowerment program for women in Grand Rapids.

November 27, 2015
If there’s one person who’s especially thankful Michigan’s weather stayed warm so late in the fall, it’s Selenia Rodríguez Vargas. Read More

Letter: Peters’ support is appreciated

October 23, 2015
Editor: Landmark legislation to update the Women’s Business Centers program and increase business assistance to the nation’s 10 million women entrepreneurs passed the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee Oct. 7. Read More

Bonnie Nawara grows women-owned businesses

October 21, 2014
Bonnie Nawara readily concedes she has been given an incredible opportunity to develop and expand the entrepreneurial resources available for women-owned businesses — one that dovetails nicely with her skill set and community connections, setting her up to have a direct impact on the economic vitality of the Grand Rapids community. Read More

Michigan entrepreneurs are ‘energized’

There wasn’t as much encouragement a few years ago for people trying to start a business.

June 20, 2014
The staffs at the Michigan Small Business Development Center and at Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, another key supporter of small business start-ups in the region, use the same word — “energy” — in describing the environment today surrounding entrepreneurs eager to take the plunge. Read More

Microloan program driving small business growth

August 23, 2013
The Business Journal reported in July that Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women is tripling its microloan program from the $200,000 in Small Business Administration funds it had available last year to $600,000 going into this year. Read More

GROW microloan program grows threefold

July 12, 2013
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women will triple its microloan program from $200,000 in Small Business Administration funds it had available last year to $600,000 going into this year. Read More

Intrepid Plastics in Grand Rapids closes

April 12, 2013
The Business Journal has learned that Intrepid Plastics Mfg. in Grand Rapids has closed its doors as of April 11. The privately held company, which employed 13, is located at 2100 Nelson Avenue SE and was launched by Bonnie Knopf and a partner in January 2004. Read More

Bonnie Nawara grows Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women

March 25, 2013
Bonnie Nawara demonstrates unflinching determination to make certain that GROW grows. As CEO of Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, Nawara has identified key components that will move it forward in serving women entrepreneurs. Read More