Items Tagged with 'Bonnie Nawara'


From 'grassroots to grasstops'

GROW marks 30 years by deploying loans to polish entrepreneurial ideas.

April 5, 2019
Social worker Lee Ann Moss gathered a group of successful businesswomen and launched the nonprofit Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women 30 years ago as a platform for underserved women with plausible business ideas. Read More

Exec elected board chair of national women's nonprofit

March 7, 2018
A local executive has been elected the board chair of a national women’s nonprofit. Read More

Law school supports entrepreneurial, poverty-relief initiatives

WMU Cooley plans to boost legal offerings for underserved populations through education, resource-pooling.

January 13, 2017
A local law school wants to offer more business and economic resources for minority populations in West Michigan. Read More

GROW wins federal nod for lending

Certification allows nonprofit to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars.

August 19, 2016
A new certification allows Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women to increase its lending level into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read More

Women’s nonprofit names COO

December 29, 2015
A lifelong businesswoman will bring her experience to an executive role with a West Michigan entrepreneurial resource nonprofit for women. Read More

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

Intrepid Plastics in Grand Rapids closes

April 12, 2013
The Business Journal has learned that Intrepid Plastics Mfg. in Grand Rapids has closed its doors as of April 11. The privately held company, which employed 13, is located at 2100 Nelson Avenue SE and was launched by Bonnie Knopf and a partner in January 2004. Read More

Bonnie Nawara grows Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women

March 25, 2013
Bonnie Nawara demonstrates unflinching determination to make certain that GROW grows. As CEO of Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, Nawara has identified key components that will move it forward in serving women entrepreneurs. Read More