Expand Your Business at the Downtown Market

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Downtown Market

Are you nervous to take the next big step with your artisan business? We want to help! When you become a pop-up vendor at the Downtown Market, you receive a long list of incentives for little cost. We are seeking locally crafted,…

Benefits of Adding Greenery to Your Space

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Downtown Market

Whether it be home or office, we all like to decorate our spaces to reflect ourselves. Adding plants bring color and interest to a space, but they also have benefits that are beyond aesthetics.  Our little green friends release oxygen and…

Incubator Kitchen Spotlight: Spera Foods

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Downtown Market

As a junior at Hope College in Holland, Mich. in 2015, the thought of owning a food business never crossed Hannah Raycraft’s mind. Fast forward a few years to 2017, she launched her first product for her business Spera Foods. “I never…

Not Your Average Internship: Downtown Market Opportunities

Posted on February 9, 2018 by Downtown Market

The transition from college to career isn’t easy but having real-world experience can help. Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills and experience while establishing important connections in the field. Our interns…

Important Tips For Your Big Day

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Downtown Market

Photo by The Billings Photography | www.wearethebillings.com When your wedding day finally arrives, you’ve spent a lot of time and energy ensuring everything goes smoothly.  You deserve to enjoy that day as much as the guests you’ve planned…

Incubator Kitchen Spotlight: Nutcase Vegan Meats

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Downtown Market

For Dr. Monica Randles and her husband Dr. Andrew Maternowski, living a healthy lifestyle is more than what they’ve learned being practicing physicians. After Randles started to experience severe back pain and Maternowski, with their…

Gift Ideas For Customers & Employees

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Downtown Market

Looking for gift ideas that your clients, customers and employees will love? We’ve scoured our Market Hall to come up with a list of gifting ideas with enough originality and thoughtfulness to help you show your customers and employees how…

Incubator Kitchen Spotlight: Cellar Door Preserves

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Downtown Market

When Zenobia Taylor-Weiss graduated from Calvin College in 2011, she had a desire to eat local but unfortunately, as most recent grads, didn’t have extra cash to spare. Instead of falling into the trap of consuming heavily processed, cheaper…

Back to School: Healthy Lunch Options From the Downtown Market

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Downtown Market

Back-to-school season is here. Give your little scholars the fuel they need to stay focused and energized throughout the day. We have lunch and snack ideas that beat what the school cafeteria has to offer! Does your child enjoy PB &J? Use…

Incubator Kitchen Spotlight: Sweet Batches

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Downtown Market

For many of us, it’s hard to turn our passions into profit. Of course, you probably bring passion to your job, but how often do your hobbies blend with your career? Kelly Battjes, owner of Sweet Batches, has found a way to turn her hobby…

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