Small Business

Feature Story When Grand Haven decided to sell its aging trolleys, the local businesses bought them with ideas for giving them a new way to serve the community.

How a community is finding a new use for transit trolleys


Feature Story Cecil McCarty began by holding workout sessions at a park before opening BFFS. (Paul ApPaul)

Pandemic inspires woman to open hip-hop fitness center


Feature Story Hudsonville resident and interior designer Liz Marie Galvan is building a reputation and a following for her Cozy White Cottage home decor ideas.

This Hudsonville native’s ticket to fame: Getting Cozy


Feature Story Tim Price, co-owner of RollXscape Skating Center in Holland Township, right, shows skating enthusiast a set of LED quad roller skate wheels in the rink’s skate shop during the venue’s grand opening, Nov. 4.

Roller rink makes a comeback as RollXscape Skating Center


Feature Story The GRCC Foundation's Alumni Relations team created a map of local craft breweries owned or operated by GRCC alums. 
Feature Story Experience a traditional Dutch Christmas Market without ever leaving the country.
Feature Story Proponants for social districts say a drink in hand makes the wait more bearable for restaurant patrons who are up to an hour away from being seated, and it benefits nearby shops.

Grand Haven’s social district opens


Feature Story Impact Fab in Holland is Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies.

Industry 4.0 campaign launched to support West Michigan manufacturers


Feature Story A customer orders at the Kuntry Cookin' food truck in Muskegon.

Success of Kuntry Cookin’ shows the power of community support


Feature Story A rendering of the $1.2 million facility USA Sign Frame and Stake is building in Zeeland Township.

Investment in green technology grows sign-maker


Feature Story Mark Herman with his ArtPrize painting.
Feature Story Charles Elwood
Feature Story Sarah Porebski, the newest co-owner of the Holland Peanut Store, first started working at there while she was still in middle school.
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Feature Story Proponants for social districts say a drink in hand makes the wait more bearable for restaurant patrons who are up to an hour away from being seated, and it benefits nearby shops.
Feature Story Entrepreneurs Luciano Hernandez V and his dad, Luciano Hernandez IV, show off their product at the Surge Celebration.
Feature Story The newest Biggby Coffee is in the newly renovated Haworth Hotel.
Feature Story Julie Parker is president of Great Lakes Commercial Finance.

Nonprofit development lender expands regional impact