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GROW is Now Lending Partner of Michigan Good Food Fund

April 8, 2018

GROW is Now Lending Partner of Michigan Good Food Fund We’re thrilled to share that GROW is now a Michigan Good Food Fund lending partner! As a part of this partnership, we’re helping Michigan Good Food Fund deepen their work on the west side of the state and expand their loan range to provide smaller … Read more

Additional Local Grant Makes Lakeshore Expansion Possible

April 2, 2018

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation recently awarded Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) a grant of 10,000 dollars for our expansion into the lakeshore area. These funds, which are from the Helene D. and Bernath P. Sherwood, Jr. Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, will be used to add one full-time staff … Read more

GROW Hosts Women Entrepreneurs from India as Drivers of Economic Growth

March 19, 2018

Women Entrepreneurs from India, Visit GROW as Drivers of Economic Growth GROW recently had the exciting and unique opportunity to host women entrepreneurs from India as a part of the project: Indian Women Entrepreneurs as Drivers of Economic Growth. The project worked with the Global Ties U.S. Network, which implements the Department of State’s International … Read more

Local Grant Makes Lakeshore Expansion Possible for GROW

January 3, 2018

Local Grant Makes Lakeshore Expansion Possible for GROW Grand Rapids, Michigan – The Community Foundation for Muskegon County recently awarded Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) a grant to expand the organization’s services on the lakeshore. The funds will make it possible to add at least one staff member dedicated to the Muskegon area. “GROW … Read more

Grand Circus, GROW and SalesPad help bridge the gap to tech careers during free Intro to Coding workshop

October 12, 2017

Grand Circus, GROW and SalesPad help bridge the gap to tech careers during free Intro to Coding workshop Attendees at Oct. 16 event will learn the fundamentals of coding and gain exposure to key technology skills during three-hour workshop led by Grand Circus GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Although there is a projected 10-year growth rate for … Read more

Announcing Our First CDFI Grant

October 2, 2017

Announcing Our First CDFI Grant This Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Grant will Help GROW Further Our Impact in Community & Economic Development Grand Rapids, Michigan – Late last year, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) received the designation of a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in addition to their existing microloan program. The organization … Read more

Entrepreneurial Insider Recap – March

March 27, 2017

Entrepreneurial Insider Recap – March 24, 2017 [row] [column lg=”4″ md=”12″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] [/column] [column lg=”8″ md=”12″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] The 4th Friday of every month we host our Entrepreneurial Insider segment on WGVU Radio with local entrepreneurs and the business leaders who support them. This month we were joined by Darryl Todd, Business … Read more

WGVU Radio Entrepreneurial Insider Recap – February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

WGVU Radio Entrepreneurial Insider Recap | February 24, 2017 The 4th Friday of every month we host our Entrepreneurial Insider segment on WGVU Radio with host Shelley Irwin (Photo left) and local entrepreneurs and the business leaders who support them.  This month we were joined by Veverly Austin, M.B.A., MA (center photo below) and our … Read more

Local Organization Revamps Training Programs for Todays Entrepreneurs

October 19, 2016

  GROW adds new year-long training program, EmpowerHER. We recently announced the redesign and introduction of updated training programs and business counseling as a result of the ever changing face of the West Michigan entrepreneur. EmpowerHER is one of the most significant additions, which is a cohort-based, year-long training program for women entrepreneurs who are … Read more

2016 Seeds of Growth Winners

October 5, 2016

2016 Seeds of Growth Winners Our CEO Bonnie Nawara kicked off the 2016 Seeds of Growth Awards Luncheon & Fundraiser by welcoming attendees and explaining a little about what our organization does for Grand Rapids women business owners. The energetic and hilarious Judge Sara Smolenski – the afternoon’s emcee – took the stage next, jumping … Read more