PFE Blog

November 15, 2023

10 Years of City Building, Prepping for a World of Winter and Shopping Small

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) works with partners Downtown and throughout the community to create a vibrant and welcoming neighborhood for everyone to enjoy. This work is constant and ever evolving, and we’ve been at…
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November 13, 2023

Your Roadmap to Meaningful Gift Giving

What is the best gift you've ever been given? I'll bet it has a fun backstory! Sitting here, I've caught a glimpse of my favorite art print out of the corner of my eye and…
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November 10, 2022

Your Guide to the 2022 Holiday Season

Does your holiday list look something like this: Schedule family/staff holiday parties Take family photo Send holiday cards Confirm meal/catering menus Exchange names for gifting Purchase the perfect gift(s) And on and on it goes……
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November 17, 2021

Gift Local, Gift Good to Make this Holiday Season Count

Fall and winter are busy times for all of us. And after a year of working to build back better from the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 Holiday Season is no exception. Add to that the…
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November 16, 2020

Stock up at Martha’s Vineyard

Photos sponsored by Corriveau Photography Our Grand Rapids area feature is Martha’s Vineyard and its child companies. This unique collection of businesses takes up a block in the Heritage Hill neighborhood and is a healthy…
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November 3, 2020

The 2020 Holi-DAZE are here!

Fall and winter are busy times for all of us. Between year-end bookkeeping, social (distance) engagements, busy storefront hours, and personal holiday shopping, it's no wonder these months fly by. And this year is no…
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November 21, 2019

Fork Fest – Holiday Edition!

What was your favorite dish at Fork Fest this year?? Did anyone else notice the (unintentional) deviled egg theme? And how about the artist's workshops and pop-up market? What a great event! Thanks to everyone…
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November 20, 2019

2019 Holiday Events

The holiday season has arrived! Here are just a few ways you can support our Local First members in the next few weeks. (more…)
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November 20, 2019

Ongoing Events & Promotions

Check out a few of our member's ongoing events and promotions during November and December! (more…)
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