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Gazelle Sports Gutted For A New Look

Gazelle Sports Gutted For A New Look

Renovation has begun at the Gazelle Sports in Holland. The store, located on W. 8th Street, near S. River is getting taken down to the building outside walls. To see photos of the progress, you can visit their Facebook page. Right now, the store is in a temporary location at the corner of 9th and River, next to Three Chairs Co. They expect to be back into their renovated space the first week of March.

 

 

Ottawa Animal Hospital receives prestigious award

Ottawa Animal Hospital receives prestigious award

 

 

 

Ottawa Animal Hospital Achieves High Level of Veterinary Excellence

LAKEWOOD, CO—Ottawa Animal Hospital has again achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Ottawa Animal Hospital earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.

What's in Store For Beer City USA in 2013

Economists are mixed as to what kind of year we'll have in Grand Rapids and West Michigan in 2013. Will it be a glass half full? Half empty? Or will it be a mug overflowing?

Gazelle Sports Ranked Top Four

Gazelle Sports Ranked Top Four

Gazelle Sports store in West Michigan has received national recognition from Competitor Magazine for being one of 2012's "50 Best Running Stores in America," placing in the top four.  Gazelle has stores locally in Holland, Kalamazoo, and Kentwood.  This is the seventh year in a row that it has made the list.

Each store that is nominated is put through an evaluation process that includes mystery shopping to assess customer service, credit ratings from vendors, and assessments about local programs and community commitment.

Gazelle Sports Co-Owner Chris Lampen-Crowell says, "We are very proud to be recognized as one of the best running stores in America. It is a tribute to the Gazelle Sports staff. It means that they are living our mission to pursue, encourage and celebrate a healthy lifestyle, and providing the best customer care in the world.

Local Couple Offers Hope to Children With Incarcerated Parents At Camp New Day

Local Couple Offers Hope to Children With Incarcerated Parents At Camp New Day

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., Jan.

West Michigan movies were not box office hits

West Michigan movies were not box office hits

How did movies shot in West Michigan do at the theatres in 2012?  Let's just say that none of them was a hit.

The movie “Touchback” grossed $204,232 domestically, according to Box Office Mojo.  The film was partially shot at Pal’s Dinner in Cascade and in the Coopersville area.   According to Box Office Mojo,  “Touchback” ranked 289th out of 655 films.  It opened in 69 theatres, including some in the Grand Rapids area.  “Touchback” starred Brian Presley and Kurt Russell.  The film goes back in time and was about a high school football player who got a second chance and along the way discovered what was really important in life.

Another movie made in West Michigan, “Playback” was the second lowest grossing movie in 2012.  It made just $264 during its box office debut and played in only one theatre.  "Pla

Lean startup philosophy launches companies, products

Lean startup philosophy launches companies, products

Written by  Mike Brennan

HOLLAND — Companies can startup and launch new products while being economical with their available resources.

That’s the philosophy behind the lean startup process, a business approach aimed at changing the way companies are built and how new products are launched.

Lean startup relies on validated learning, scientific experimentation and iterative product releases to shorten product development cycles, measure progress and gain valuable customer feedback. Using this technique, startups can design their products or services to meet the demands of their customer base without requiring large amounts of initial funding or expensive product launches.