small business

December 01 2020

Local artisans, retailers, restaurants, breweries and other beer-related businesses have been particularly hard-hit by Covid-19, with the

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November 30 2019

One summer day back in 2012, a pregnant Becky Bil of Kalamazoo had no inkling that a trip with her kids — she and husband, Rick, have nin

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October 01 2018

One evening in 2008, Michael “Tonto” Alexander was driving in his Portage neighborhood when, for the third time in as many months, he nea

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May 30 2017

The beautiful etched butterfly that adorns a large window at the entrance to Suzanne’s Organics Salon, at 254 E.

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January 30 2017

Ernie Pang says when someone who has eaten one of his Simply Eight snack foods says to him, “Thanks for making a better product,” it is t

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December 30 2016

A family business isn’t just a career.

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