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Florist brings green thumb to Creston

Glamour and Grit does gifts, weddings, DIY bouquets, plant re-potting and green-wall installations in addition to offering lawn and garden supplies.

April 21, 2017
Heather Grit has harnessed her creative streak through a new floral and retail shop in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood. Read More

Hispanic chamber names award winners

April 20, 2017
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual awards. Read More

Q&A: Ana Ramirez-Saenz

April 18, 2017
Ana Ramirez-Saenz is the president of La Fuente Consulting, an organizational development consultancy specializing in diversity and inclusion. Read More

West Michigan town is No. 1 'small city to start a business' in US

April 17, 2017
A personal finance website has selected a West Michigan town as the best small city in the U.S. to start a business. Read More

Startup raises $2M in funding

April 17, 2017
A local startup that makes a durable coffee maker has recently closed a $2-million round of funding. Read More

Entrepreneur invests in tech firm

April 17, 2017
A long-time software and IT firm in the area is entering a transitional leadership period. Read More

Towel Tracker wraps itself in technology

Grand Rapids-made technology helps health clubs, hotels and resorts in 17 states and Puerto Rico keep track of towel inventory.

April 14, 2017
When Steven Molewyk started Towel Tracker in 2009, his goal was to help health clubs cut down on towel theft. Read More

Partners planning downtown 'escape room'

April 14, 2017
A pair of partners are planning to open an “escape room” downtown. Read More

Practice opens medical nail salon

April 12, 2017
A podiatry practice has opened a specialized medical nail salon in town. Read More

Homebuilders partnering on development

April 12, 2017
Two West Michigan homebuilders are teaming up for a new development in the area. Read More