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GROW Adds Two New Staff Members to Serve Increasing Client Base

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) announces two new staff members to their growing team. Annie Trupke joins as Administrative Assistant, and Jill May joins as the new Director of Lending Programs. The addition of these two professionals will support GROW in their mission to serve women and men entrepreneurs ...
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GROW, SBA Michigan Women’s Business Center of Excellence Awardee in 2018

GROW, SBA Michigan Women's Business Center of Excellence Awardee in 2018 We are so honored to have received the award for SBA Michigan Women's Business Center of Excellence Award for 2018! It is such a privilege to serve entrepreneurs in Western Michigan.To see all other awardees from Michigan Celebrates Small ...
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Announcing Our New Lakeshore Area Business Development Officer

Announcing Our New Lakeshore Area Business Development Officer, Karen Benson We are thrilled to announce the addition of Karen Benson as the Business Development Officer in the Lakeshore Area. Her addition is partly funded through grants and donations from The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, The Community Foundation for Muskegon ...
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GROW Featured in Rapid Growth Innovation News

GROW Featured in Rapid Growth Innovation News Thank you to Rapid Growth for sharing more about our participation with the Michigan Good Food Fund, and what that means to our community and those we work with every day. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) is joining the Michigan Good Food ...
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Understanding the Financial Side of Your Business

Understanding the Financial Side of Your Business How to Run Your Business by the Numbers As you develop and launch your small business, it’s easy to think about the fun stuff – like product development, communication, sales, and marketing, but what about your finances? Not something to ignore, proper financial ...
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5 Tips to Perfect Your Business Pitch

5 Tips to Perfect Your Business Pitch Many small businesses and budding entrepreneurs know it’s all in the pitch! Whether at a networking meet up, business meeting, casual coffee, or a more formal pitch competition like local 5x5 nights and beyond, opportunities to sell your business idea are just around ...
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GROW is Now Lending Partner of Michigan Good Food Fund

GROW is Now Lending Partner of Michigan Good Food Fund We’re thrilled to share that GROW is now a Michigan Good Food Fund lending partner! As a part of this partnership, we’re helping Michigan Good Food Fund deepen their work on the west side of the state and expand their ...
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Additional Local Grant Makes Lakeshore Expansion Possible

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation recently awarded Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) a grant of 10,000 dollars for our expansion into the lakeshore area. These funds, which are from the Helene D. and Bernath P. Sherwood, Jr. Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, will be used ...
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GROW Hosts Women Entrepreneurs from India as Drivers of Economic Growth

Women Entrepreneurs from India, Visit GROW as Drivers of Economic Growth GROW recently had the exciting and unique opportunity to host women entrepreneurs from India as a part of the project: Indian Women Entrepreneurs as Drivers of Economic Growth. The project worked with the Global Ties U.S. Network, which implements ...
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GROW CEO Elected to Nationally Acclaimed Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) Board

GROW CEO Elected to Nationally Acclaimed Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) Board March 5, 2018, Grand Rapids, Michigan – Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) CEO, Bonnie Nawara, has been elected to lead the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) as Chair of the Board of Directors. In this ...
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Local Grant Makes Lakeshore Expansion Possible for GROW

Local Grant Makes Lakeshore Expansion Possible for GROW Grand Rapids, Michigan – The Community Foundation for Muskegon County recently awarded Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) a grant to expand the organization’s services on the lakeshore. The funds will make it possible to add at least one staff member dedicated ...
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Grand Circus, GROW and SalesPad help bridge the gap to tech careers during free Intro to Coding workshop

Grand Circus, GROW and SalesPad help bridge the gap to tech careers during free Intro to Coding workshop Attendees at Oct. 16 event will learn the fundamentals of coding and gain exposure to key technology skills during three-hour workshop led by Grand Circus GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Although there is a ...
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Announcing Our First CDFI Grant

Announcing Our First CDFI Grant This Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Grant will Help GROW Further Our Impact in Community & Economic Development Grand Rapids, Michigan – Late last year, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) received the designation of a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in addition to their ...
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 2017 Seeds of GROWth Award Winners Announced

­­­  2017 Seeds of GROWth Award Winners Announced 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, and the Lee Ann Moss Service Award, named for GROW’s founder. New this year is ...
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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 ...
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