A novel approach to PTSD

Janyre Tromp knows something about PTSD. She suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder due to childhood trauma. She experienced it as a result of her daughter’s long illness, which brought to the surface her childhood experiences once again. Combine that with stories from her grandfather’s experiences in World War II and a friend’s family history, and she had the makings of a novel.

Root Farmacy expands delivery range

A food-as-medicine service now is shipping its meals throughout the Midwest.

Dressing out of the box

Personal stylist at A.K. Rikk’s and host of the local luxury retailer’s “Where to Wear” video series Ben Tobar presents a confident, clean style with a twist, pulling subtle bold details into his outfits to instill some pep into the monotony of everyday dressing.

Turn the page

Some ironic news hit in March when Amazon announced it was ending its endeavor to open brick-and-mortar bookstores — the very establishments it hoped would wipe out bookstores’ endangered-species status.

Breakfast essentials

I don't know about you, but my husband and I are always talking about a way to add a cozy breakfast nook into our home. Whether it's built-in or just in the kitchen, I love to have both an eat-in kitchen and an additional dining area — probably because I love variety.

ArtRat to host storefront-making workshop

A local art gallery will host the Storefront Guy for a free workshop.

Entrepreneur grows book-related businesses in Grandville

Amber Skiles built two businesses inspired by her love of vintage books and her desire to keep them out of landfills.

Midwest United Football Club selects training partner

A Black-owned training center is partnering with a national soccer club. 

Year-end student exhibition returns to KCAD

After a two-year hiatus, Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) is resuming its annual undergraduate student art exhibition.

Boxing champion-inspired fitness boutique opens

A new fitness franchise is open in Grand Rapids.

Rehab hospital offers chiropractic care

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital now offers chiropractic services as a new treatment option for patients.

Lovesac opens showroom in Gaslight Village

A home furnishing brand debuted a new storefront this week in Gaslight Village. 

NEXposture launches preorders for ergonomic desking products

A recently launched company now is taking preorders for its ergonomic workspace furniture.

Crowdfunding campaign for lakeshore fitness trail begins

The first phase of a new fitness trail project in Muskegon will begin pending the success of a crowdfunding campaign.

Modern furniture retailer comes to Grand Rapids

A national furniture retailer opened its first Michigan location in Grand Rapids.

Cannabis retailer to give gas cards to customers

Two Michigan cannabis companies are teaming up to give away $70,000 in gas cards for customers.

Cannabis company acquires Kalamazoo dispensary

A West Michigan cannabis company is celebrating the acquisition of a dispensary in Kalamazoo.

There are people behind those masks

If you’ve dined out during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably noticed many changes. Masked restaurant staff, adjusted seating capacities and limited menus are just a few of the differences over the last two years as restaurants work tirelessly to overcome unforeseen obstacles and stay in business.

Work/life’s pandemic disruption

Jessica Roberts, a counselor with Brave Grand Rapids, has been giving therapy sessions since 2018. That’s put her in a unique position — with about half her professional experience coming before COVID-19’s American outbreak, and about half of it after.

Wolverine collaborates with Halo on limited-edition boot

Wolverine Worldwide is collaborating with the developer of Halo to release a limited-edition boot inspired by the franchise’s iconic protagonist, the Master Chief.




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