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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

Co-op brewery taps crowdfunding

October 21, 2014
A brewery that’s been trying to get its start since 2012 is nearing the end of a crowdfunding campaign. Read More

Startup advises art collectors

October 21, 2014
A startup has launched an online platform to help people become art collectors by connecting them with advisors who guide them through the art-buying process. Read More

Startup recycles food waste

October 20, 2014
A startup is developing an indoor composting system to give food waste a second life. Read More

Private aviation firm joins market

Specialty will be charters within 200 to 400 miles of West Michigan.

October 17, 2014
A new private aviation firm has joined the West Michigan market. Read More

Muskegon Chamber aims to keep cash in community

October 17, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Repurposing a local tradition, a lakeshore chamber of commerce is bringing its gift certificate program to an online platform to keep cash in the community. Read More

New apps wow state officials

Winning team creates software that tracks snowplows and cleared roads.

LANSING — A team of software engineers from Grand Rapids won the state’s second web application design contest with an app to keep drivers up to the second on snow removal conditions. Read More

Consulting firm produces Meet the Franchisors

October 15, 2014
A consulting firm is hosting an event downtown on Thursday for anyone interested in becoming a franchisee of a local or national franchise. Read More

Startup develops subscription service for guitarists

October 14, 2014
A subscription-based startup is trying to hit the right note with guitarists. Read More

Inside Track: A recovering workaholic with strong communication skills

Bethany Weaver, the young CEO of Legal Copy Services, tries not to draw attention to her age.

October 10, 2014
Bethany Weaver, CEO of Legal Copy Services, is a little self-conscious about her age and would rather not make an issue of it. Read More