Shop Small, Big Impact: Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday - The Awesome Mitten

‘Tis the season to shop ’til you drop! Why not support your community while you are at it? The nationally celebrated, annual event,┬áSmall Business Saturday, is Saturday, November 26, 2016, and is always sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Started by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday has taken off and gained support […]

A Week of Lunches From The Downtown Market

When I first heard that Grand Rapids was getting an indoor market I was thrilled. I imagined myself shopping there every Saturday morning with my coffee in one hand and my reusable tote in the other. How nice it would be to finally have a place where I could get local fresh food to make […]

Downtown Market Freshens up Grand Rapids

Opening this summer, the Downtown Market of Grand Rapids will be a year-round center for tantalizing aromas, juicy produce, and liberating experiences. This will change the way Grand Rapidians live. ┬áLocal farmers and chefs are coming together in a big way: a three-story, 138,000-square-foot way. According to a study conducted by Market Ventures, Inc., West […]