Items Tagged with 'Neighborhood Ventures'


Neighborhood awards celebrate best of the city

The 26th annual program served Two Scotts Barbecue with its 2015 Grand Award.

November 6, 2015
Neighborhood Ventures and the Neighborhood Business Alliance celebrated more than 90 businesses out of nearly 1,700 located in 20 districts at the 26th Annual Neighborhood Business Awards last week. Read More

Neighborhood businesses garner awards

The newest Rodriguez Supermarket receives the 2014 Grand Award.

November 7, 2014
Ninety-six businesses were nominated for the 25th Annual Neighborhood Business Awards in Grand Rapids last week, with awards in more than a dozen categories presented by business leaders and city officials. Read More

Inside Track: World traveler is firmly planted in city’s neighborhoods

Mark C. Lewis brings varied experiences to his role as executive director of Neighborhood Ventures.

January 10, 2014
The journey he took to become executive director of Neighborhood Ventures wasn’t a direct path. In fact, there were a few twists and turns along the way — which he thoroughly enjoyed. Read More

City office to start gardening process

New effort has goal of growing neighborhood business districts.

September 27, 2013
Although fall normally means an end to the growing season, the Grand Rapids Economic Development Office began tilling the concrete and asphalt fields last week to start a three-year economic gardening venture. Read More