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Couple shares how their store became Ace Hardware’s ‘Coolest’

Gemmen's coolest hardware store

By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE

Andrew and Jennifer Gemmen believe their boots-on-the-ground approach to operating their store probably best illustrates their passion for both their customers and employees.

Find gourmet cheeses and wines at The Cheese Lady, Grand Rapids

Heather Zinn, owner of The Cheese Lady in Grand Rapids, shares how the other Cheese Lady locations help her business grow and how her cheese mongers help you find the perfect cheese for any recipe,

Redirect Your Shopping Dollars to Michigan

 

Michiganders typically send $23.7 billion to out-of-state retailers, according to a 2021 economic study by Public Sector Consultants. But if they changed just one in 10 of their purchases to a Michigan store,

Celebrate Buy Nearby Weekend, Oct. 1-3

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Shop local, enter photo contest, get deals at participating retailers

Many businesses, including Michigan Retailers Association members, across the state will celebrate Buy Nearby Weekend on Oct.