The city of Grand Rapids' Economic Development Office has launched a new Small Business Grant Program to provide grants of up to $5,000 to eligible small businesses that have experienced a loss of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Black Calder Brewing Company, Michigan’s first Black-owned brewery, will celebrate its launch with the release of Black IPA on “The Blackest Friday,” scheduled for Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
A local organization is hosting an online summit this weekend on economic equity in the African American community.
A local diner is closing its doors for good due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
An African American-focused economic development organization will honor several Black-owned businesses and community leaders at a virtual awards ceremony Thursday.
Small and midsize Michigan businesses combating growing cybersecurity threats have a new ally.
A new report shows female small business owners still are in the minority in the Grand Rapids area.
A toy and game distributor in West Michigan acquired an out-of-state wholesale distributor of consumer products for e-commerce channels.
When you’re just starting out in business, the road has plenty of bumps. When you throw in COVID-19, it becomes a wild ride.
Grand Rapids is a hotbed for startups, so it wasn’t a surprise when Michigan State University affiliate Conquer Accelerator chose five Grand Rapids-based startups that represent various industries to invest in.
Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses and the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are partnering with Flagstar Bank to administer $150,000 in grant funds in West Michigan.
Comcast is awarding $25,000 to Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses to help support small businesses.
Motu Viget Spirits, a Black-owned wine and spirits company based in Grand Rapids, announced a partnership with Meijer grocery stores.
A local veteran-owned consulting business established a nonprofit to provide for retired veterans during the pandemic.
A new guide that builds off the Reopen Main Street website, which offers communities COVID-19 response and recovery resources, is providing communities with ideas to give them a jumpstart on preparing for and celebrating winter safely.
A local Middle Eastern restaurant is closing later this month as the owner retires.
Chris Ake, co-founder of Grand Apps, announced the sale of the company to employees Tyler Kutt and Brandon Ross.
A woman-owned café opened in Grand Rapids’ Midtown neighborhood.
The husband-and-wife owners of Tamales Mary are opening their second location in Eastown.
Zach Verhulst, the American Institute of Architects’ Grand Rapids 2019 Young Architect of the Year announced the opening of PURE Architects.