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Sue Schweim Tellier

Q&A: Sue Schweim Tellier

A specialist in business to government, or B2G, marketing, Sue Schweim Tellier works with small businesses to effectively identify and communicate their differentiators through targeted bid responses. Read More

Anna Fortier

Downtown hotel names director of event management

A downtown hotel has a new director of event management. Read More

Speaker offers game plan for successful women

Women in the business world don’t need to act like men to succeed; they need to act like athletes. Read More

Customer service is big with Biggby franchise owner

Walk into Biggby Coffee on Gezon Parkway in Wyoming, and a “Hello!” is on its way. Read More

Downtown hotels launch informational TV channel

Three downtown hotels are introducing a new informational television channel to help visitors explore Grand Rapids. Read More


Aesthetic services center enters market

An international franchise of retail centers focused on aesthetic skin, hair and teeth services is entering the West Michigan market. Read More

Girls Pint Out

Nonprofit brews women's craft beer chapter

A nonprofit dedicated to women and craft beer is inviting women out in Grand Rapids. Read More

Mary Free Bed YMCA Carol Van Andel Healthy Living Center teaching kitchen rendering

YMCA builds Carol Van Andel Healthy Living Center

A new YMCA location scheduled to open next month will feature a 10,000-square-foot healthy living center focused on improving community health, thanks to a donation by Carol Van Andel. Read More

Andy Warhol "Marilyn" Monroe Grand Rapids Art Museum GRAM

GRAM acquires iconic print

The Grand Rapids Art Museum has acquired an iconic piece of art by an iconic American artist. Read More

RE/MAX of Grand Rapids realtor Rachael Veldkamp

Realtors acquire firm

A residential real estate franchise is getting new owners. Read More


Women are largest growing group of entrepreneurs

LANSING — The largest-growing segment of entrepreneurs in the U.S. is minority women, according to the 2015 State of Women-Owned Business Report, a report commissioned by American Express. Read More

Minority-owned firms face transition challenges

Owners of certified minority-, women-, LGBT- or veteran-owned businesses have a few unique considerations to think about when it comes to planning for their company’s prosperous future. Read More

Huizenga gift

College receives $1M gift

A university center has received a $1-million gift from a local married couple with decades of experience as business owners. Read More

Patty Matters burger food truck

Gourmet burger truck pulls into town

A new food truck is driving around Grand Rapids. Read More

Kava House

Owners sell Eastown coffee shop

A staple of the Grand Rapids coffee scene has been sold. Read More

Shelby Reno

Kickboxing franchise hits downtown

One of the nation’s fastest-growing fitness franchises has its first Midwest home in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More