Small Business & Startups

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Therapy practice opens new office

December 10, 2019
A local mental health therapy practice has opened a new office on the lakeshore. Read More

Hard cider maker medals at international competition

December 9, 2019
A West Michigan cidery recently took home top honors at an international competition in Spain. Read More

Local event planners join forces to acquire firm

New co-owners merge three event design and décor rental businesses while expanding statewide.

December 6, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Special Occasions was founded 16 years ago to provide linen, chair and décor rentals to corporate, bridal and social event planners. Read More

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch opens on-site wellness clinic

Located on Ionia farm, clinic serves company’s employees and their dependents.

December 6, 2019
Employees will not have to travel far for medical attention at a local poultry ranch. Read More

Cheese entrepreneur lands Meijer pilot deal

December 6, 2019
A tenant of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market incubator kitchen has landed a pilot distribution deal with Meijer. Read More

Recruiting firm opens downtown HQ

December 5, 2019
A social impact recruiting firm has moved out of a co-working space into its newly acquired office in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Firm buys suburban big-box property

December 4, 2019
A big-box property in the area has changed hands. Read More

E-commerce company buys grocery delivery service

December 4, 2019
A West Coast e-commerce company has acquired a local grocery delivery service. Read More

Real estate developer re-brands

December 3, 2019
A local real estate developer has re-branded. Read More

Partners plan office and retail space on West Side

December 3, 2019
A team of real estate investors is planning a $5 million project on the city’s West Side. Read More