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FEDCom Credit Union Celebrates 85 Years Strong!

FEDCom Credit Union Celebrates 85 Years Strong!

It is great to see that one of our own Credit Unions in West Michigan is one of the oldest in the State! There are two locations in Grand Rapids. www.fedcomcu.com

 

FEDCom Credit Union stands as the oldest credit union in the State of Michigan.  “It is the dedication and forward thinking of our Board, staff and most importantly our members that have helped us grow and reach this occasion,” stated Anna Marie Zielinski, CEO.  “It’s very exciting to be 85 years strong and looking toward the future!”

Throughout the remainder of the year, FEDCom CU will continue to commemorate this achievement.

PF Chang’s is a step closer to coming to Grand Rapids

PF Chang’s is a step closer to coming to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI - If you have driven by Knapp’s Crossing in Grand Rapids Township lately, you may have noticed that there are two large signs announcing that PF Chang’s China Bistro is coming soon.  The restaurant will be located at the corner of East Beltline Avenue and Knapp Street NE.

The 7,000 square foot restaurant will cost about $750,000 to build, according to McGraw-Hill Construction’s Dodge Report.  A completion date has not been announced.

Knapp's Crossing is a new 80-million dollar lifestyle mall under construction in Grand Rapids Township. A new D&W Fresh Market was the first store to open in the development last May.

 

LITERACY CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN APPOINTS DIRECTOR FOR THE CWE PROGRAM

LITERACY CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN APPOINTS DIRECTOR FOR THE CWE PROGRAM

Information provided by the Literacy Center of West Michigan

Literacy Center of West Michigan (LCWM) Executive Director, Susan Ledy announced that Vera Grishkina would be promoted as Director of the Customized Workplace English (CWE) program.  Grishkina had been working as Acting Director of the program since October 2010.

"Vera's hard work and dedication to the CWE program made for an easy decision in promoting her to director," commented Ledy.

Grishkina joined the Literacy Center in April 2005 as a program coordinator for the CWE program.

Giant Motorcycle Swap Meet on Mar. 27th

Giant Motorcycle Swap Meet on Mar. 27th

Motorcycle enthusiasts will be able to buy, sell or swap with thousands of other bikers at the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, on Mar. 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $9, kids 6-12 are $2. Bikes, parts and accessories will be available from Harley, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, BSA, Norton, BMW and Guzzi.

For more information, click here.

My Favorite Pot Roast Recipe (feat. Kingma’s Market)

My Favorite Pot Roast Recipe (feat. Kingma’s Market)

I went to Kingma’s today for the first time ever. If you have not been there, you need to go immediately. I had no idea what I had been missing out on. Kingma’s is a little grocery store on Plainfield in Grand Rapids that sells lots of local, fresh food. I noticed that they even carry organic cheese from a farm in Coopersville! They also have a massive selection of beer, wine, produce, AND delicious bulk snacks like dried fruit, nuts, and candies. I picked up some cinnamon yogurt covered pretzels (which taste like a more intense and creamy version of cinnamon toast crunch) and candied ginger slices.

The meat counter, however, is where they really shine (and why they’re a local favorite). This huge counter is full of freshly cut meats as well as tons of different types of sausages, most of which are made right there. I walked up to the counter and asked the butcher to suggest a nice cut of meat, about 2 lbs, for my pot roast.

Local non-profit begins microloan program, area businesses stand to gain

Local non-profit begins microloan program, area businesses stand to gain

NEWS RELEASE:

LOCAL NON-PROFIT BEGINS MICROLOAN PROGRAM,

AREA BUSINESSES STAND TO GAIN

 

GRAND RAPIDS—December 17, 2010—Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) recently secured funding to pilot a small-business microloan program, the goal of which is to provide loans ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to qualified women who own and operate small businesses in greater Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.

Whether for computers, storefront improvements or additional capacity building, microloans provided by GROW can be used for any business asset. Entrepreneur Deborah Tacoma will invest her loan in a website redesign for Freedomwand.com, a Zeeland-based company that provides home health products for individuals with limitations or disabilities.