Neighborhood Ventures (NV) works with neighborhood business districts to help them become self-sustaining and vibrant. A neighborhood business district is a concentration of small, independent businesses that draw from the surrounding residential community. NV seeks to ehance and revitalize neighborhood business districts by providing technical assistance and access to practical economic development tools (see Projects and Programs) through partnering with other area organizations and community stakeholders.
January 16, 2016
The holiday season is the perfect time to get familiar with new businesses in and around your neighborhood.
Last month Neighborhood Ventures and the Neighborhood Business Alliance celebrated local businesses during the Annual Neighborhood Business Awards. Ninety businesses out of nearly 1,700 located in 20 districts were celebrated at the event that took place at Wealthy Theatre. Mayor George Heartwell and members of the Grand Rapids City Commission presented the awards to the finalist in more than a dozen categories. Businesses were recognized for notable neighborhood economic development successes, being new additions to neighborhoods, and their investment and commitment to the community.
#TBT Love seeing the comparison of this Neighborhood Business District over the last 20 years. Today this district thrives with the help of many dedicated small business owners. Name this district and share a pic of it today! #neighborhoodbusinesses #tbt #economicempowerment #nvis10
posted Thursday, February 04, 2016 04:30 PM