Straight from the salon

Braving Michigan winters is a feat in itself, but coming up with outfits that keep you warm and look good? That’s a totally different game.

Offline by Aerie opens at Woodland Mall

A new women’s activewear brand opened its first Michigan store at Woodland Mall.

Gentex partners with eSight to develop mobile electronic eyewear

Gentex is partnering with a vision enhancement technology provider on an offering designed to help people with visual impairments.

Michigan International Auto Show returns to DeVos Place

The 24th annual Michigan International Auto Show will be held Feb. 3-6 at DeVos Place at 303 Monroe Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids.

KCHD announces changes to COVID-19 isolation, quarantine guidelines

The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) on Tuesday, Dec. 28, announced COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period changes, falling in line with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention protocols.

Michigan sets COVID-19 booster goal, offers prevention methods

The state of Michigan last week set a COVID-19 booster goal and gave actionable steps to protect residents from the continued spread of the virus.

Plainwell fitness center reopens

Fit Body Bootcamp in Plainwell reopened its doors, thanks to local entrepreneur and stay-at-home mom of five years, Jessica Bowman.
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Grand Rapids rental market ranked among most competitive in nation

A nationwide internet listing service for rental properties found Grand Rapids ranked among the 50 most competitive rental markets in the U.S., according to its 2021 year-end report. 

MFB provides rehabilitation expertise through Alexa

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (MFB) developed a skill for Amazon’s Alexa to give patients remote access to MFB expert advice wherever their device is active.

Indoor farm rebrands

A local technology-enabled indoor farm unveiled its new brand.

Clean Eatz settles into Cascade Township

The owner of a wellness-focused café and meal plan service is settling into his space after opening late this summer and is gearing up to offer delivery.

C-SNIP offers tips to ensure holiday safety for pets

A Kentwood-based nonprofit pet clinic is providing pet owners tips to ensure everyone enjoys the holidays.

Winter bridal show returns

Future brides may be able to find their wedding dresses and more for their special day at an upcoming bridal show.

Cannabis dispensary opens on Leonard Street

Multistate cannabis operator C3 Industries opened a new location this past weekend on the West Side of Grand Rapids.

Health departments report first omicron variant case in Kent County

Local health officials reported the first COVID-19 omicron variant detected in Kent County.

Animal shelter urges pet winter safety, provides resources

The Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) is urging pet owners and community members to protect animals from dangerously cold winter temperatures. 

Local event producer adds two races to portfolio

A Grand Rapids-based endurance event producer expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of two Michigan gravel races. 

Holiday market fashion pop-up comes to ‘SoDiv’

The first Harris Holiday Market fashion pop-up is planned for the newly branded downtown SoDiv commercial corridor on Division Avenue between Fulton and Wealthy streets.

Minority-owned holiday shopping event comes to Breton Road

A local business owner created an event giving holiday shoppers an opportunity to purchase unique gifts from a variety of West Michigan small businesses all in one place.

Report: Grand Rapids has 20th most homes selling above asking price

More than half of the homes sold in Grand Rapids were purchased above the asking price this year, according to a recent report.

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