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Seeds of Growth Recap

October 21, 2019

Seeds of Growth Recap Photo of the GROW staff with LeAnne Moss. Photo Credit: Bird + Bird Studios   At this year’s Seeds of Growth Luncheon, we came together to honor our award winners, raise funds, and share in friendship and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the organization. Seeds of Growth has become such a … Read more

GROW Staff Members Nominated for YNPN Awards

October 7, 2019

                  We have exciting news, two of our GROW staff members are nominated for YNPN Awards! Amy Deel, Operations Manager, has been nominated for the “Innovator Award” Kelli Smith, Director of Lending, has been nominated for the “Dorothy A. Johnson Excellence and Achievement Award.” We’re proud of … Read more

GROW Receives Award at West Michigan Hispanic Chamber Gala

April 25, 2019

 GROW Receives Award at West Michigan Hispanic Chamber Gala Each year, the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds an Awards Gala to recognize individuals and businesses who have exemplified success and commitment to community. The event also sheds a light on the enormous impact the Hispanic businesses have on the economy in the area. … Read more

Funding Options: More Details About Our Growing Loan Program

April 22, 2019

Funding Options: More Details About Our Growing Loan Program At GROW, we want your business to succeed, and we’re here to do whatever we can to help make that happen. Enter our loan program. Our business loan options are extensive and designed to help entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses when traditional financing or small … Read more

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women Announces 2019 Board of Directors

March 15, 2019

GROW adds new board members to continue to guide the organization in empowering local entrepreneurs and business owners. Grand Rapids, Michigan — West Michigan non-profit organization, GROW, welcomes six board members to its 2019 Board of Directors to further help strategic direction of the organization. New board members include: Meg Lehigh, HR Collaborative, takes the … Read more

GROW Celebrates Their 30-year Anniversary in 2019

March 4, 2019

The organization encourages past clients, board members and volunteers to reconnect and share their stories. Grand Rapids, MI –GROW, a women-focused entrepreneurial support and training organization, is celebrating 30 years of supporting and educating men and women of West Michigan through all facets of entrepreneurship. Today, we live in a time where news about organizations … Read more

Woman Up & Learn Summit is March 1 in Grand Rapids

February 12, 2019

Woman Up & Learn Summit is March 1 in Grand Rapids We are thrilled to work with Michigan Woman Forward who has put an incredible event together for women with a passion for starting or running their own business. You’ll take part in a day of inspiring presentations, networking, camaraderie, great food and more. All … Read more

Entrepreneurial Insider with Karen Benson on WGVU Radio

January 28, 2019

Entrepreneurial Insider with Karen Benson on WGVU Radio January 2019 Karen Benson spoke with Shelley Irwin of WGVU Radio for our January segment of Entrepreneurial Insider. She shares more about the classes, training and support available to entrepreneurs in Muskegon, including our Intro to GROW classes that are available at both the Muskegon Innovation Hub … Read more

February 20th “Culinary Conversations” Meet Up Examines Youth Culture and Millennial Food Trends

January 24, 2019

Eve Turow Paul to Speak at the Downtown Market Next Month about Effect of Millennials and Gen Z on Food Industry. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 22, 2018 – On February 20 at 5 p.m., the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host the second “Culinary Conversations” Meetup, featuring speaker Eve Turow Paul. Author of “Generation Yum—Shaping … Read more

GROW Adds Two New Staff Members to Serve Increasing Client Base

August 20, 2018

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) announces two new staff members to their growing team. Annie Trupke joins as Administrative Assistant, and Jill May joins as the new Director of Lending Programs. The addition of these two professionals will support GROW in their mission to serve women and men entrepreneurs throughout West Michigan, including the … Read more