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A strong local economy starts with you

A strong local economy starts with you

Elissa Hillary News Source
9/27/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Social Entrepreneurs

The U.S. retail industry is changing. Acquisitions are happening every day. Big-box stores like MC Sports and Sears are closing or re-thinking the way they target today’s consumer. And earlier this summer, Amazon announced its $13.7-billion purchase of Whole Foods.

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Putting the Spotlight on Diversity

Putting the Spotlight on Diversity

Guest Blogger
8/28/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Diversity, Social Entrepreneurs

Attendee Leandra Nisbet shares reflections from the July Measure What Matters workshop

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Businesses demonstrate positive impact in West Michigan

Businesses demonstrate positive impact in West Michigan

Local First
7/25/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Social Entrepreneurs

Grand Rapids is a city of change agents! Just look at what they did in the last 6 months.

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A beer for every person, a brewery for the people

A beer for every person, a brewery for the people

Theresa Krupp
7/3/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Social Entrepreneurs

From a trip to Europe to a Midwestern neighborhood, Brewery Vivant continues to bring the community together one beer at a time.

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Announcing the Measure What Matters Workshop Series

Announcing the Measure What Matters Workshop Series

Local First
4/25/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Social Entrepreneurs

The May 9 workshop on renewable energy and efficiency best practices kicks off five-part series for local business owners

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Measure What Matters: The Rental Company

Measure What Matters: The Rental Company

Local First
4/17/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Social Entrepreneurs

When Robyn Allison purchased The Rental Company in 2004, she made it her mission to create amazing events and provide excellent customer service while making a positive impact in West Michigan.

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