GRAND RAPIDS — Mike Hughes, founder of Doorganics LLC, heard loud and clear what his customers wanted, which has the organic grocery delivery service announcing a new partnership. Hughes and his team recently unveiled a partnership with Alan Hartline, a veteran of the grocery industry and owner of Kingma’s Market, located at 2225 Plainfield in Grand Rapids. The new alliance is designed to beef up the Doorganics product line.
When Alan Hartline purchased Kingma’s Market four years ago, he pivoted away from a corporate world in which he was at the “mercy of quarterly earnings and Wall Street.”
More than a decade into the “Envision Ada” planning process, stakeholders can now see construction activity on new mixed-use buildings they hope will attract new retailers, restaurants and residents to the village.
From craft distilling to artisan food to retailing to niche publishing firms, West Michigan’s small business executives are genuinely upbeat as they look to 2017.