Entrepreneurship

Feature Story Holland’s Cubi Market prioritizes local businesses by offering a way to safely shop locally online.

Startup puts personalized products within shoppers’ grasp


Feature Story This prepandemic photo shows yoga instructor Julia Fisher leading a yoga class. She’s helping people find connection through yoga at several lakeshore studios.

Yoga practitioner helps create community along the Lakeshore


Feature Story Plans are in full swing to have the former JCPenney store in The Shops at Westshore mall in Holland Township renovated in time for fall 2021 classes.

GRCC eyes fall opening for Lakeshore campus


Longform Juan (cacao and coffee farmer), Chad Morton and Efren Madriaga

Published Together: The heart opening journey of a superfood in our backyard


Feature Story Scott Patchin is an author and leadership coach.
Feature Story A GRCC student works in a manufacturing pneumatics class.

$9.8M federal grant to fund skills training for workers


Feature Story Zeeland's Strength and Main ad campaign asks customers to pull together for downtown businesses
Feature Story Lakeshore Advantage's Business Solutions Manager Greg King presents the 2020 Business Intelligence report.
Feature Story Magnus Capital Partners' development in Holland Township on Felch Street will also see a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments on an 8-acre site.

Developer builds with ‘missing middle’ workforce in mind


Feature Story Koops Automation System in Holland is using the state's Going Pro grants to train employees.

West Michigan companies receive $12M to train the workforce


Development News Tim Mroz

Over $5 million to be awarded to West Michigan area businesses


Feature Story Customer and employee safety remains a priority for businesses in downtown Holland and Grand Haven.
Feature Story Jennifer Joseph, a nurse aide at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, received the Essential Service Award in 2017.

Know a frontliner worker who deserves recognition?


Feature Story Holland BPW’s Pete Hoffswell was honored as Innovator of the Yearfor the “smart brick” he invented, which collects temperature data throughout the city’s snowmelt system.
Feature Story Tanya Schafer and Patrick Westover, Tantrick Brewing Co. co-owners, are expanding their micro-brewery into downtown Allegan.

Tantrick Brewing Co. announces downtown Allegan facility


Feature Story Ed Garner is the Regional Director of the West Michigan Region of Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Feature Story Tate Shumaker has an Etsy side hustle making habitats for pets.  Their store, Tatescosycreatures, features adorable hideaways shaped like fruits and vegetables for pet hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats.

Time is right for creative people to open Etsy shops


Feature Story Hudsonville Ice Cream's $51 million, 150,000-square-foot expansion will add 45 new jobs.

Sweet success: Hudsonville Ice Cream expands — again


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