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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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Woman Up & Learn Summit is March 1 in Grand Rapids

Woman Up & Learn Summit is March 1 in Grand Rapids We are thrilled to work with Michigan Woman Forward who has put an incredible event together for women with a passion for starting or running their own business. You'll take part in a day of inspiring presentations, networking, camaraderie, ...
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Entrepreneurial Insider with Karen Benson on WGVU Radio

Entrepreneurial Insider with Karen Benson on WGVU Radio January 2019 Karen Benson spoke with Shelley Irwin of WGVU Radio for our January segment of Entrepreneurial Insider. She shares more about the classes, training and support available to entrepreneurs in Muskegon, including our Intro to GROW classes that are available at ...
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February 20th “Culinary Conversations” Meet Up Examines Youth Culture and Millennial Food Trends

Eve Turow Paul to Speak at the Downtown Market Next Month about Effect of Millennials and Gen Z on Food Industry. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 22, 2018 – On February 20 at 5 p.m., the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host the second “Culinary Conversations” Meetup, featuring speaker Eve Turow ...
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GRBJ Article: Partners launching food industry networking group

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is partnering with several organizations on a new endeavor meant to strengthen the region’s food system. On Jan. 15, the Downtown Market will launch Culinary Conversations, a "peer-to-peer collaboration and networking group" for West Michigan’s food industry professionals, including growers, producers, chefs, bartenders, restaurant owners, ...
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GROW Honors Award Winners at Annual Luncheon

GROW Honors Award Winners at Annual Luncheon Grand Rapids, MI – Each year, GROW recognizes area business leaders and supporters who exemplify the work of the organization. This includes a Business of the Year Award, a Leadership Award, Partner Award and the Lee Ann Moss Service Award, named for GROW’s ...
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Nonprofit Releases Annual Report, Highlighting Economic Impact for Expanding Client Base

Our 2017 Annual Report is Released Here are some of our Economic Impact Numbers Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, (GROW) a women-focused entrepreneurial support and training organization, has recently released their Annual Report for 2017. The report highlights GROW’s expansion to the Lakeshore, the organization’s commitment to ...
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SBA Awards Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women $150,000 PRIME Grant to Help Emerging Micro-Entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital

SBA Awards Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women $150,000 PRIME Grant to Help Emerging Micro-Entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital DETROIT– Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women is set to receive a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).  With its PRIME award of $150,000, GROW will create new ...
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