Small Business & Startups

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Siblings building 'rustic' event space

May 21, 2019
A new “barn-style” event space is coming to the lakeshore. Read More

Makers gathering for Made in Michigan marketplace

May 21, 2019
More than 50 vendors will sell wares made in the Mitten State at an upcoming maker fair downtown. Read More

Safety firm acquires website

May 20, 2019
A safety compliance firm is expanding its capabilities with the acquisition of a website. Read More

QuikTap offers portability for keg beer

Tap is installed directly on the keg and eliminates the need for draft lines.

May 17, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A Grand Rapids entrepreneur is tapping into the global beverage industry by bringing a new level of portability. Read More

Cybersecurity firm establishes HQ

May 17, 2019
A cybersecurity company has moved into a new headquarters in the area and plans to add 25 positions. Read More

Tech company connecting to Europe

May 15, 2019
A local supplier of parts for mobile devices is sailing to distant shores. Read More

Publishing company acquires newspaper

May 14, 2019
A publishing group on the state’s east side has acquired a newspaper in the area. Read More

Printing company acquires printer

May 14, 2019
A printing company has acquired a printer in the region. Read More

Packaging supplier hires director of operations

May 13, 2019
A supplier of packaging products has named a new operations leader. Read More

Food entrepreneurs are ready to leave the nest

Former Downtown Market incubator tenant Nutcase Vegan Meats opens production facility after steady growth.

May 10, 2019
A couple’s 4-year-old food business is expanding into a permanent facility that will eventually allow it to produce 20,000 pounds of plant-based meat alternative products per day. Read More