Published: September 16, 2020

Comerica Bank Contributes $112,000 to GROW to Support West Michigan Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., Sept. 15, 2020 – Comerica Bank today announced a $112,000 contribution to Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) to aid west Michigan entrepreneurs and small businesses. Comerica and GROW also will continue to provide Comerica Business $ense Boot Camps with the next camp scheduled on Sept. 22. Comerica’s investment in GROW supports […]

Published: August 06, 2020

GROW Loan Allows Urban Apparel to Reopen

GROW Loan Allows Urban Apparel to Re-Open As we continue to face the aftereffects of the Coronavirus, businesses and entrepreneurs have taken a specific kind of hit. Although most of us could have never imagined we’d be in the throes of a worldwide pandemic, it has forced many of us to reevaluate our current circumstances. […]

Published: July 22, 2020

Los Amigos Receives GROW Loan, Giving the Restaurant Room to Adjust to New Normal

Los Amigos Receives GROW Loan, Giving the Restaurant Room to Adjust to New Normal COVID-19 has impacted us all in different ways, and it continues to carry lasting effects. Some of your favorite local businesses have shouldered burdens too heavy to carry alone. At GROW, we’ve been honored to work with the Community Foundation for […]

Published: July 16, 2020

GROW Opens “ReStart Kent” Loan Program to Small Businesses

GROW Opens “ReStart Kent” Loan Program to Small Businesses. Now Accepting Loan Applications. This is a NEW, flexible loan product to support relief and reopening efforts of small businesses in Kent County.  We are thrilled to announce open applications for our “ReStart Kent” Loan. In partnership with the Small Business Administration, GROW has created this […]

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 […]

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