Published: June 26, 2020

Comerica Bank Partners with Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women to Host Virtual Business $ense Boot Camp Series

Comerica Bank Partners with Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women to Host Virtual Business $ense Boot Camp Series Boot Camp will offer three events to support west Michigan entrepreneurs and small businesses GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., JUNE 25, 2020 – Comerica Bank today announces its partnership with Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) to host a virtual […]

Published: April 20, 2020

An Open Letter to All Business Owners and Supporters

  Dear Business Owners & Supporters, We hear you. We see you. And, we feel it with you. The last few weeks and the immediate future have been a trying time for all of us. Our team has been and will continue working quickly to connect with current and past GROW loan clients, as well […]

Published: March 25, 2020

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Forms, Process and Upcoming Webinars

Needed Economic Injury Disaster Loan Forms Thanks to a concerted effort by the state of Michigan and the U.S. Small Business Administration Michigan small businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Here’s a list of documents that you will need to complete the application: SBA Form 5 and/or SBA Form 5c for […]

Published: March 19, 2020

Governor Whitmer announces SBA loans now available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 

Governor Whitmer announces SBA loans now available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19  SBA Disaster Declaration requested by Whitmer Approved     LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved her request for a statewide Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration, opening the opportunity to small businesses to […]

Published: March 16, 2020

GROW COVID-19 Response

A Message to our Business Community As we all navigate the current COVID-19 crisis, we would like you to know that GROW is committed to the safety of our team, to providing adequate service to our small businesses, especially in this time of need, and to addressing the needs of all our organizational operations. We […]

Published: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

March 13, 2020, COVID-19 Updates & GROW Operations Overview of the Coronavirus- COVID-19 Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in humans and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people, such as with MERS-CoV and SARS- CoV. […]

Published: March 10, 2020

GROW Hosts Open World Leadership Center Delegates

In early March, GROW was fortunate to host 5 Russian Delegates, who are part of the Open World Leadership Center and the Colleagues International organization (in Kalamazoo). These women are also Entrepreneurs who spent time. The ‘Open World Leadership Center’, the first and only international exchange program sponsored by the legislative branch of government (and […]

Published: February 17, 2020

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) Announces 2020 Officers and Members of the Board

Grand Rapids, Michigan — West Michigan non-profit organization, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), welcomes the 2020 Board of Directors to further support the work of the organization in the development of entrepreneurs in West Michigan. The 2020 Officers are: Deborah Phillips, Consultant and Chief People Strategist of Deborah Phillips & Associates, LLC, is Board […]

Published: November 25, 2019

GROW’s Business Directory Promo

GROW’s Business Directory Promo A couple of years ago, we introduced GROW’s Business Directory; a list of local small businesses and entrepreneurs. Here in West Michigan, we are part of a vibrant entrepreneurial community where local businesses are constantly popping up, growing, and becoming shopper favorites. Our goal with our Business Directory is to continue […]

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