Zeal Aerial Fitness gives Grand Rapids a Place to Fly In 2018, Christina VanDam started Zeal Aerial Fitness to give people a place to fly in Grand Rapids. The unique fitness studio houses all of the aerial arts –aerial hoop, aerial silks and pole– under one roof and welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to … Read more

Los Amigos Mexican Grill: A Cultural Education through Food Ana Olson describes owning a business as “creating the world around you.” As the owner of Los Amigos Mexican Bar and Grill, Olson’s world is rich with the flavors and culture of Mexico and a reverence for life in America through the eyes of an immigrant. … Read more

Get to Know Nikita Miner, GROW’s Office Administrator What was your first job and what did you learn from it?               I worked with my mom for my first job. She owned a cleaning company called Early Bird Cleaning Services, in Ypsilanti, MI. I learned that not all jobs are … Read more

GROW Loan Helps El Globo Restaurant Survive COVID-19 Shutdown Oswaldo Cordova and his wife Evangelina Abundis opened El Globo Restaurant to fill a gap in the local market and satisfy their cravings for food from home. “We wanted to eat some real Mexican food,” Cordova said. “We couldn’t really find what we were looking for … Read more