SMALL BUSINESS & STARTUPS
Start Garden, Michigan SBDC, GROW and more
Three Grand Rapids technology entrepreneurs this summer launched machine-learning-based meeting schedule software in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Meijer Inc. is putting $500,000 into operational support and lending capital for the local racial equity lender Rende Progress Capital.
A pathogen control technology maker in Grand Haven is partnering with Corning to scale its clean air products line.
New Holland Brewing Co. is releasing an updated throwback Dragon’s Milk Reserve bottling for fall-inspired enjoyment.
Comerica Bank is contributing $112,000 to Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women to aid West Michigan entrepreneurs and small businesses.
A local snack food manufacturer was acquired by the private equity firm Kilroy Partners.
Mel Styles on Monday announced the grand opening of its first physical studio this weekend.
Boxed Water is Better of Grand Rapids announced a partnership with other eco-minded brands to drive consumer awareness of September’s Coastal Cleanup Month.
Castle Brewing Co. in Greenville recently was sold to Big Boiler Brewing in Lowell, according to a statement from Small Business Deal Advisors.
Rende Progress Capital is deploying three more loans through its RACE4Progress Loan Fund for entrepreneurs of color impacted by COVID-19.
Comerica Bank launched a program that will provide free business resources to aid in the pandemic economic recovery for its customers.
A toy and game distributor in the region added new space in Kentwood, hired two senior staff members and appointed a board member.
The pandemic shutdown has comedian Amy Gascon spreading a different kind of cheese these days.
A youth-focused organization that is working toward opening a community center is selling hats in the Bridge Street Market.
Grand Rapids social enterprise iNFable announced two major deals to help boost the brand.
A private investment firm with ties to Western Michigan University recently launched a fund that will help aspiring owner-operators acquire small businesses in West Michigan.
A Grand Rapids-based distiller was named Michigan Whiskey Distillery of the Year upon receiving its first double gold award from the New York International Spirits Competition.
BROOKLYN — The new coronavirus has knocked down the pins at a Michigan bowling alley.
A recently formed, fast-growing fire protection and life safety company appointed a leadership team.
A Southern food restaurant in Grand Rapids was randomly selected as the winner of $25,000 through a program created to support Black-owned restaurants during COVID-19.
City Built Brewing Company announced its Crown Series, a new release of beers that pays homage to hip-hop duo Run the Jewels.
Defying the COVID-19 pandemic, husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Joel Wabeke and Sarah Wepman opened a pizzeria in Eastown called Quarantino’s.
Fall is almost here, and with the changing of the seasons, craft beer fans will see the return of Bell’s Brewery signature stouts and other fall offerings, along with a new look for a fall favorite.
Harbor Hawk takes care of dockside needs, from lifts to deliveries.
Long Road Distillers rolled out a new lineup of canned craft cocktails, based on a few of its most popular cocktails since opening its doors more than five years ago.