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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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SBA Release for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SBA.gov Press Release SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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GROW Staff Members Nominated for YNPN Awards

                  We have exciting news, two of our GROW staff members are nominated for YNPN Awards! Amy Deel, Operations Manager, has been nominated for the “Innovator Award" Kelli Smith, Director of Lending, has been nominated for the “Dorothy A. Johnson Excellence and ...
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The Assembly: First-ever celebration of emerging entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids

The Assembly of Grand Rapids | June 25, 2019 First-ever celebration of emerging entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids What: The Assembly is the first event of its kind created by a private group of local entrepreneurs, called the SENATE Collaborative, whose collective goal is to help accelerate business within our community ...
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Upcoming GROW Classes in July and August

Upcoming Grand Rapids Workshops Small Business GPS: Financial Awareness | Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23 | 6-9 PM |$60 for all three classes Small Business Growth and Planning Series (Small Business GPS)is designed to provide participants with the information and resources to write or refine their business plan. Part 1: Financial Strategies for Your Personal ...
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GROW Receives Award at West Michigan Hispanic Chamber Gala

 GROW Receives Award at West Michigan Hispanic Chamber Gala Each year, the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds an Awards Gala to recognize individuals and businesses who have exemplified success and commitment to community. The event also sheds a light on the enormous impact the Hispanic businesses have on ...
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Local Salon Breaks into the Medical Aesthetics Industry to Provide the Latest in Skin Care and Youthful Aging

Local Salon Breaks into the Medical Aesthetics Industry GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - After thriving in all things beauty for nearly six years, Chasing Vanity Salon and Spa is expanding into the growing industry of Medical Aesthetics with the addition of a medical spa opening this spring. The Chasing Vanity Medi ...
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New Escape Room Business Opening in Muskegon with Help from GROW

New Escape Room Business Opening in Muskegon with Help from GROW GROW is excited to announce the upcoming opening of one of their newest clients in Muskegon, Let Us Go Escape Rooms. Founded by twin brothers Bradd and Chad Bitson, Let Us Go Escape Rooms is a fun destination located ...
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Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women Announces 2019 Board of Directors

GROW adds new board members to continue to guide the organization in empowering local entrepreneurs and business owners. Grand Rapids, Michigan — West Michigan non-profit organization, GROW, welcomes six board members to its 2019 Board of Directors to further help strategic direction of the organization. New board members include: Meg ...
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GROW Celebrates Their 30-year Anniversary in 2019

The organization encourages past clients, board members and volunteers to reconnect and share their stories. Grand Rapids, MI –GROW, a women-focused entrepreneurial support and training organization, is celebrating 30 years of supporting and educating men and women of West Michigan through all facets of entrepreneurship. Today, we live in a ...
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