Small Business & Startups

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Supply chain company moving HQ out of downtown

February 20, 2020
A local supply chain management and warehouse supply company is tripling its footprint with a move to the suburbs. Read More

West Michigan brewery medals at competition

February 18, 2020
A local German-style brewery was honored among hundreds of domestic and international competitors. Read More

Outlet branches out to recreational marijuana sales

February 12, 2020
A West Michigan medical cannabis facility is rolling into the recreational market. Read More

Entrepreneur opens suburban bakery

February 11, 2020
An entrepreneur who has been operating a startup bakery for almost four years has put down temporary roots north of town. Read More

Brewery to host new festival

February 7, 2020
A local Grand Rapids brewery is kicking off beer month with an inaugural barrel-aged beer and music festival. Read More

Muskegon-based marketing agency acquires company

February 5, 2020
A West Michigan marketing agency is growing its footprint. Read More

Owner selling Cottage Bar, One Trick Pony

February 5, 2020
The owner of Grand Rapids’ oldest bar and an adjacent restaurant is selling the businesses. Read More

Distillery receives 'Best in Class' award

February 5, 2020
A Kentwood distillery is gaining major recognition. Read More

Kayak maker closing plant

February 3, 2020
A West Michigan kayak manufacturer is closing a third facility in the region and laying off 42 workers. Read More

Entrepreneurs create co-working space for moms

Location in Eastown offers child care, workshops, networking and office space.

January 31, 2020
When Alyssa Cairns was pregnant with her second child, she couldn’t imagine trying to balance her job as an educator and role as her children’s primary caregiver, so she did what 43% of U.S. moms do and left her profession to raise her kids. Read More