20 06, 2017

Finally, Social Kitchen & Bar almost ready to open inside Downtown Market

BY JIM HARGER GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Social Kitchen and Bar, the newest restaurant in the Downtown Market, has a gritty urban feel thanks to the decor scavenged from old houses and factories on its home turf in Southeast Michigan. "We wanted this place to have a feeling of functionality," said Jaime Tepker, director of [...]

20 06, 2017

Brighten your home for spring

Gorman's Furniture of Grand Rapids shares spring design tips GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Interior designer Michelle Worsham from Gorman's shares tips for brightening your home for spring. Start by cleaning your home, including the appliances, furniture, windows and floors. It’s all about adding color. Start with the accessories, which can easily be changed out each season. Remove [...]

12 06, 2017

Employees Are Your Front-Line Brand Ambassadors

Things go can viral at warp speed in today’s connected world. Mix high-maintenance customers or a frustrated solo parent with children with an employee who has an attitude problem in a confined space, and the result unfortunately, can be distressing for everyone involved. Recent, highly publicized episodes in American Airlines and United Airlines passenger cabins [...]

12 06, 2017

Metro Detroit’s Changing Hispanic Media Landscape

At Marx Layne & Company, we know the importance of understanding your target audience to most concisely and effectively deliver your message. If your marketing campaign seeks to reach Michigan’s vibrant Hispanic market, it is wise to have a strong insight about the many news outlets—from community newspapers and online channels to radio stations and [...]

12 06, 2017

SEO Strategies: With more than 1.2 billion websites worldwide, how will your site be found?

Your website is the place where many will form their first impression of your organization. Long past are the days of “build it and they will come.” Even the most beautiful, content-rich websites can benefit from search engine optimization to help them be found among the estimated 1.2 billion+ websites in the world. Of course you [...]

6 06, 2017

Marx Layne Celebrates its 30th Anniversary with 30 Acts of Kindness

Taking its cues from founding partners Michael Layne and the late Fred Marx, the history of Marx Layne & Company is a 30-year love affair with the greater Detroit region, its people, its businesses and commerce, and the many outstanding organizations devoted to a more secure — and joyous — life for all of us. [...]

5 06, 2017

Bloomfield Hills Merrill Lynch financial advisor Melissa Spickler talks about good quality, blue chip stocks

3/21/2017 6:00PM Sure, energy and material stocks surged after Trump's election, but Merrill Lynch Managing Director Missy Spickler says not to ignore good solid utilities and telecoms.   This originally aired here for Barron's Video.

17 04, 2017

Recipes: Social Kitchen’s Shrimp Tacos

Rhonda Ross, WZZM 9:17 AM. EDT April 16, 2017 GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Social Kitchen at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is celebrating their first anniversary and will feature promotions for guests dining at the restaurant April 17 – 21, 2017 including "free bacon day" to add to sandwiches, $3 bartender-picks-your-beer, and half off Sangria [...]

15 04, 2017

Restaurant and bar opens downtown

Social Kitchen & Bar Grand Rapids April 15, 2016 | By Pat Evans A new restaurant and bar originating from the state’s east side is slated to open downtown Monday. Bloomfield Hills-based Peas & Carrots Hospitality will open Social Kitchen & Bar at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, the second location for the group’s [...]

31 03, 2017

Wealth management isn’t just for the wealthy

By Keith A. Owens, Senior Editor Aubrey Lee Having money is one thing, whether you have a lot or a little. But knowing what to do with your money is something else altogether. Although most would never admit it out loud, I’m guessing a large number of people reading this article have either [...]