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Planning, strategy help family-owned furniture business thrive amid pandemic

By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE

The Vermeulens have been in the furniture business for three generations. While there’s no question the pandemic has been challenging, the past year has been one of the company’s most successful — even with being forced to shut down their stores for two months last spring.

In Her Own Words: Ball Park Floral & Gifts’ Jennifer Stehouwer

The corner of Fulton St. W. and Valley Ave. N.W. has been the home of Ball Park Floral & Gifts in Grand Rapids for over a century. Always locally owned and operated,