Small Business & Startups

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Suburban bistro sold to restaurant group

October 21, 2019
A newly formed restaurant group has acquired a longtime restaurant in the area that serves French and American fare. Read More

Start Garden 100 grows, increases diversity

Startup competition saw participation increase of 24%.

October 18, 2019
This year, more people turned their entrepreneurial ideas into reality at one entrepreneurial competition. Read More

Lender receives $500K to help small businesses

Northern Initiatives will use grant to expand portal and technical assistance for customers.

October 18, 2019
Diverse small business loan customers in West Michigan will get a leg up from their lender this year, thanks to a $500,000 grant. Read More

Cannabis lifestyle brand opens second location

October 18, 2019
The retail cannabis business is growing in Battle Creek. Read More

Jeweler wins national award

October 16, 2019
A local jeweler has earned national praise. Read More

Printing company marks four decades of change

Allegra Marketing Print Mail evolves to encompass online, digital and strategic marketing.

October 11, 2019
One local business has been evolving for 40 years. Read More

Partnership leads to coffee-flavored CBD gummy

Saugatuck’s Uncommon Coffee Roasters collaborates with Chicago-based Half Day CBD on new product.

October 11, 2019
An encounter between Uncommon Coffee Roasters in Saugatuck and Chicago-based Half Day CBD has produced new coffee-flavored, CBD-infused gummies in an emerging market for recreational cannabis in West Michigan. Read More

Firm completes $2.6M apartment project

October 10, 2019
A developer has finished an apartment project in the city that features a former church. Read More

Bella Bridesmaids entering market

October 9, 2019
A new store specializing in bridesmaid dresses is coming to West Michigan. Read More

Vintage goods shop opens

October 8, 2019
There's a new shop in town with dozens of local vendors selling their wares. Read More