Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses'

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Racial equity lender participates in first loan

Rende Progress Capital invests in medical transport business in partnership with Northern Initiatives.

January 4, 2019
Richard Flowers, owner of Reliable Medical Transport, plans to expand his vehicle fleet and staff, and build a second transportation business in 2019, thanks to financing from a pair of alternative lenders. Read More

Partners producing The Shift Summit

November 13, 2018
A group of partners are hosting a summit this week on economic equity in the African-American community. Read More

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses kicks off #30Days30Dollars Challenge

September 30, 2018
An African-American-focused economic development organization is challenging local shoppers to shift some of their spending to black-owned businesses this month. Read More

Funding fuels GRABB’s accelerator program

Initiative has helped 15 African-American businesses get started, keep going.

August 10, 2018
Grand Rapids’ Economic Development Corporation continued its $80,000 contract with Grand Rapids Area Black Business, and the funds will help the organization as it continues to accelerate African-American-owned businesses in Grand Rapids. Read More

Minority business development receives a boost

GR’s Economic Development Corporation approves two agreements totaling $130,000.

July 27, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids’ Economic Development Corporation recently approved two agreements to help boost minority business development in the greater Grand Rapids area. Read More

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses producing food showcase

April 30, 2018
An African-American-focused economic development organization is setting the table for a cultural food experience. Read More

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses hosting Black Market & Awards Reception

November 15, 2017
An African American-focused economic development organization will honor a group of businesses and individuals at an upcoming event. Read More

Partners producing summit on economic equity

November 14, 2017
A pair of local economic development organizations are hosting a summit this week on economic equity in Grand Rapids. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Jamiel Robinson of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses

December 13, 2016
Jamiel Robinson — the founder of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses — is the featured guest in episode 12 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Entrepreneur, meet capital: GRABB fosters connections

Black business organization’s get-togethers aim to overcome barriers.

July 1, 2016
Grand Rapids might be budding with entrepreneurs, but that doesn’t mean every entrepreneur in the city has an equal sense of easy access to capital. Read More