Cafe de Miro

Turkish restaurant settles into space

A restaurant that serves food and beverages from the Kurdish region of Turkey has settled into Grand Rapids.
Founders Brewing Co. French Toast Bastard beer bottle

Founders brews limited-edition ale

Founders Brewing co. is releasing a breakfast-themed beer.

Founders to release fourth Bottle Shop Series brew

This summer, Founders will release a sweet-and-spicy beer as the next installment in its Bottle Shop Series.

Award-winning New Holland bourbon pays homage to company’s origin

New Holland Brewing Co. is taking home major awards in the spirits world.
Texas de Brazil interior

Brazilian steakhouse plans location

A retail project downtown has anchored its first tenant.

Social Misfits restaurant opening downtown

A waffle, coffee and cocktail bar will open in downtown Grand Rapids next week.
Long Road Distillers takes top honors in USA Today Readers' choice poll

USA Today Readers Name Local Distiller Best in the Nation

Grand Rapids is home to the best craft spirits in the nation, according to readers of USA Today.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25th, 2019 // 7pm-8:30pm Third Coast Recording Company // Grand Haven, MI $5 tickets available online // $10 at the door (all proceeds benefit Lakeshore Music Academy, 501c3) GET EMPOWERED to rock your music career. Learn about how you can take control over your finances as an independent musician. You'll learn the answers to questions like... What can I write off? Should I have a DBA for my music business? How can I budget with a flexing income? How do I build credit or prove income when I'm self-employed? and MUCH MORE! Plus, stick around for Q&A with the pros! PANELISTS: MICHELLE HANKS Michelle is a self proclaimed "tax geek." After making a living as a performing musician and working in a number of administrative and bookkeeping positions in Texas, With an extensive background in the business world as a CFO and CPA, she made the decision to return to her true love and passion: helping small businesses and individuals. Michelle co-owns Seven Steps Up Live Music & Event Venue with her husband and can be often be found behind the mixing board providing sound for many of the concerts in the venue. She is also is President of a non-profit organization Courtyard Concerts / Summer Sessions Waterfront Concert Series she co-founded with her husband. STEPHANIE BELCHER With an incredible knack for numbers and a gift for communication, Steph Belcher is one of Michigan's most sought-after business managers. Ms. Belcher became fluent in the language of financial management after spending nearly two decades working in artist management, booking, promotions, and marketing. She’s also served as a financial educator, marketing and economics entrepreneur, and small business tax preparer. She also teaches Self-Employment Skills and leads the Music Industry Studies Club at DIME Detroit, where she is the MIS Area Coordinator. She prepares tax returns at the Livonia CPA firm Cole, Newman, and Duran, CPA's and is the treasurer of the Women's Council for Art - Michigan. CHRIS BOTA Guitarist of Desmond Jones and bookkeeper specializing in self-employed musicians. CIA SEGERLIND Financial advisor at Cia Segerlind - Northwestern Mutual in Grand Haven, specializing in self-employed individuals. *** PARTNERS FOR THIS EVENT: This Is A Good Sound Purchase Productions Bear Mark Productions Walk The Beat Third Coast Recording Company Crooked Tree Creative + TBA Parking for this event is across the street in the KofC parking lot. Lakeshore Music Academy is bringing a music business education session series to artists in West Michigan. They are partnering with Walk the Beat, Crooked Tree Creative, Purchase Productions, Bearmark Productions, This Is A Good Sound, Aldea Coffee, Third Coast Recording Company and other west Michigan businesses to make the series a success. This hands on series is geared towards musicians of all ages who are interested in furthering their career in the music industry. The goal of these sessions is to give these artists concrete information to navigate the more daunting aspects of being a self-employed career musician. Each session has a specific topic with qualified panelists to answer questions, share their experiences, and provide resources. For example, some of the session topics include: Diversifying Your Music Career, Social Media, Building a Base, DIY Hacks, and more! You’ll be able to find tickets and more information at

Ferris Coffee diversifies with beer, wine

For being a coffee roaster, Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. has made a deep dive into the craft beverage industry this year.

Harmony Brewing marks 10 years

Harmony Brewing Company is celebrating a decade this week.

Hotel District announces award winners

It’s the time of year that many organizations recognize the past year's achievements and present awards.
Ferris Coffee (Pictured: coffee with PB&J Toast)

7 Coffee Shops Sure to Help You Get Your Study On

Heading back to school? We’ve got seven coffee shops that will give you the jolt you need to help you stay focused and ace all those tests and projects ahead. Plus, all have free wifi!

Founders collaborates with Malamiah Juice Bar on new beer

The latest installment in Founders’ Crafted in Michigan Collaboration Series will have a juicy twist.
Stovetop Roasters

Coffee Shop Closes But New Roaster is Ready to Move In

Lightfast Coffee+Art shop has closed its Fulton Street location. But don’t worry about going into caffeine withdrawal; a new coffee shop is poised to move in.

A powerful partnership

Motu Viget sets out to shake up the spirits and wine industry.

Founders plans Oktoberfest releases

Founders Brewing Co. has a couple new Oktoberfest releases coming this summer and fall.

Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits takes silver medal for gin

A Kentwood brewery and distillery won a silver medal from a national spirits competition.

Stock Da Bar

Use this locally made vodka in your next drink.
Adam McBride during the Hickory Creek Winery harvest.

Hickory Creek Winery Brings “Old World” Winemaking, Small-Batch Vintages to West Michigan

Founded in 2006, Hickory Creek Winery just celebrated its first year under the ownership and viticulture leadership of Adam McBride.
Russo's International Market wine

Russo’s International Market is closing

A local market is closing after almost 115 years in business.
Bowdie's Chophouse East Grand Rapids steak and cocktail on bar

Suburban steakhouse opens

A West Michigan-based steakhouse chain has opened a location in a suburb of Grand Rapids.




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