Published: June 29, 2017

GROW Invests in Mini Retail Chalets in Muskegon Market

Mini Retail Chalets in Downtown Muskegon Receive Support from GROW $4,000 Investment Helped Local Female Business Owners Join the Western Market June 28, 2017 – With a $4,000 investment, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women helped two female entrepreneurs secure their places in Muskegon’s Western Market—a unique group of mini retail chalets bringing new business to […]

Published: June 29, 2017

Meet Our New Volunteer + Events Marketing Coordinator

  GROW Announces New Volunteer + Events Marketing Coordinator, Kristin Revere Additional staff changes also announced   GROW is pleased to announce that Kristin Revere has accepted the position of Volunteer + Events Marketing Coordinator. Revere brings more than 20 years’ experience in sales and fundraising, event planning, and marketing to the GROW team. She […]

Published: June 02, 2017

InnovateHER Challenge of West Michigan Announces Local Winner for National Pitch Competition Contest

  InnovateHER Challenge of West Michigan Announces Local Winner for National Pitch Competition Contest InnovateHER Challenge of West Michigan Announces Local Winner for National Pitch Competition Contest Local Entrepreneur Julie Burell, creator and owner of The Pumpndo won the local pitch competition including a local service package worth over $8,000 in prizes, gets submitted for […]

Published: April 05, 2017

GROW introduces Kelli Smith to lead small business microlending program

GROW introduces Kelli Smith to lead small business microlending program Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women,  (GROW) a women-focused entrepreneurial support and training organization, has announced the addition of Kelli Smith as Business Development Officer. Her addition will allow GROW to expand the microlending programs as well as assisting small businesses obtain funding that can be […]

Published: March 27, 2017

Entrepreneurial Insider Recap – March

Entrepreneurial Insider Recap – March 24, 2017 Muskegon Business Resource Connect | Tuesday, April 25, 7:30am – 10am GROW is excited to work with the Muskegon Business Resource Team on their event Business Resource Connect. Created by the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC) to promote all of the business services available within a community, Business […]

Published: February 24, 2017

WGVU Radio Entrepreneurial Insider Recap – 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 […]

Published: February 15, 2017

Announcing New Officers & Members of Our 2017 Board of Directors

Announcing New Members & Officers of our 2017 Board of Directors We are excited to announce three new board members for GROW. These are wonderful business and community leaders who will continue to guide the organization in empowering local entrepreneurs and business owners. Elly Barnette-Dawson, Director of Advancement, Grand Rapids Art Museum Dallas Lenear, Lead Consultant & Director […]

Published: February 02, 2017

Announcing Our First Spanish class: QuickBooks for Business

Announcing Our First Spanish class: QuickBooks for Business To be held February 22, 2017 | 6-9pm Grand Rapids, Michigan – Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) announced today the addition of a QuickBooks class to be taught in Spanish. The first session is February 22, 2017. The organization plans to continue adding additional Spanish programs […]

Published: October 19, 2016

Local Organization Revamps Training Programs for Todays Entrepreneurs

  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 […]

Published: October 05, 2016

2016 Seeds of Growth Winners

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 […]

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