Grand Rapids honors local business

Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently recognized outstanding local companies during the city’s 2014 Neighborhood Awards. According to MLive, the recognition awards ceremony was held Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Wealthy Theater. The event was thrown by the¬†Neighborhood Business Alliance in partnership with Neighborhood Ventures.

The title of Best New Business went to Posh Petals, a local florist that started as a small part-time operation and recently grew into a booming company in the Cheshire Village area, reported the source. Best New Construction was awarded to The Silver Line, a rapid bus transit system unlike anything else in the region. Not only does the service provide transportation opportunities that were previously lacking for the city, but it has stops in the business districts to support foot traffic around locally owned businesses.

The award for Best Interior Renovation went to Denym, an upscale clothing store that redesigned its 2,200-square-foot retail space to include steel piping and exposed brick for a sophisticated minimalist aesthetic, noted MLive.

According to the source, this year’s celebration marks the 25th anniversary of the awards. The first ceremony was held in 1990 by the mayor to support and recognize local institutions.

By: Abigail Richards