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Ecommerce retailer launches spice store

November 27, 2014
A niche online seller of vanilla baking products is expanding into multiple culinary markets with the launch of a new brand and online store with more than 400 “hard-to-find” spices and cooking ingredients. Read More

Partners start real estate firm

November 27, 2014
A pair of real estate executives have partnered to open a residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm. Read More

Couple discovers city on blog

November 27, 2014
A married couple is going out “a lot more” as they develop a blog on living in Grand Rapids. Read More

Private therapy clinic triples presence

November 26, 2014
A pediatric clinic specializing in private speech and occupational therapy is moving across town into a space that will triple its size and make room for up to 10 more therapists. Read More

An alternative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 26, 2014
Big sales and long checkout lines are the trademarks of the day after Thanksgiving. Many people love to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping by participating in Black Friday, or skip the crowds and shop online on Cyber Monday. However, in between these two shopping “holidays” is a very important day — Small Business Saturday. Read More

Amway releases Global Entrepreneurship Report

November 24, 2014
Amway has released its Global Entrepreneurship Report — which examines whether entrepreneurs are born or made and what drives someone to launch a business. Read More

Partners buy affordable housing complex for $7.2M

November 24, 2014
An affordable housing complex in the region has two new out-of-state owners. Read More

Start Garden invests $20K more in social polling app

November 24, 2014
A photo-based social polling app for indecisive people has secured more funding from Start Garden. Read More

Inside Track: Schuil finds specialty coffee industry to her taste

Leaving behind a career in the finance industry, Greta Schuil helped take her parents’ company to a new level.

November 21, 2014
When Greta Schuil came back to Grand Rapids in late 1989 to help run Schuil Coffee Co., a specialty roasting company started by her parents, Garry and Gladys Schuil, in 1981, she soon saw how open the gourmet coffee market was. Read More

Gone to the dogs

Border collies excel at driving nuisance geese away from corporate landscapes.

November 21, 2014
Most people hate it when their job requires them to go on a wild goose chase — but not Theresa Villarreal. Read More