The Grand Rapids Guide is your social destination to the best happenings in the city. It's your daily dose of all things exciting, fresh and fun in the Grand Rapids area.

About Me:
I grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Business-Communications in 2008. After graduation, I pursued my dream of living and working in Chicago and I currently reside here working in Advertising & Fashion.

Two years ago I started my own lifestyle blog Project Soiree as a creative outlet and an opportunity to share my passions and adventures throughout Chicago. My work on Project Soiree lead me to an idea for a website that focused on locally owned businesses and events in Grand Rapids and a chance to showcase what makes Grand Rapids unique. The entrepreneurial spirit is flourishing in Grand Rapids and my mission with The Grand Rapids Guide is to give people a closer look into some of their favorite small businesses. I see value in capturing a voice behind the business and providing readers the opportunity to appreciate these local businesses in a new light. 

What The Grand Rapids Guide offers to small businesses:
·         Advertising
·         A feature on your business – how you got started, what you love about Grand Rapids, etc.
·         The opportunity to grow your social media presence
·         Promoting your event

What The Grand Rapids Guide offers to readers:
·         The opportunity to discover a new business in Grand Rapids or to learn more about a business
·         The chance to win a giveaway or discount to local businesses
·         A place to find a local event
·         Inspiration

If you have any questions or comments please email me at thegrandrapidsguide@gmail.com