Category: Entrepreneurs

Doreen Gardner prepares peanut brittle in a kitchen

December 2, 2021

The food industry start-up incubator Can-Do Kitchen is changing its name, moving to a bigger facility, and expanding its scope to help all entrepreneurs in Kalamazoo.

Angie Jackson roasting barley with a torch

December 1, 2021

A local mixologist has a newly-released book of both cocktails and “don’t call them mocktails” – just in time for the holiday season.

craft soil company co-owners in front of their store

November 19, 2021

The Craft Soil Company has opened up a new gardening store, focusing first on artisan soil as more supplies come in.

Ralph Humes standing in front of trees

November 16, 2021

When he’s not cooking for pop artists on tour, R. Stanley’s restaurateur and local chef Ralph Humes’ kitchen plans are low key. But the pandemic has made it difficult to decide what’s next.

co-owners sipping drinks behind the bar

November 8, 2021

Downtown cocktail lounge Stamped Robin expands globally-inspired esthetic to next door coffee and food spot Café Robin, which officially landed last week.

chris oneill standing in front of pinball machines

November 4, 2021

The Milwood neighborhood’s fun-focused brews and food spot will swap kids’ stuff for an arcade in expanded location.

a bowl of tortilla chips next to a bowl of salsa

November 3, 2021

A departure from their traditional broad fare, the Housler team puts out a slim menu at the right time.

a woman holds part of a beehive

October 28, 2021

Saving bees and rebuilding hives prevents workers from getting stung and keeps the global food supply from going extinct.

October 27, 2021

First Kiarah Steele empowered herself to save her life. Now the budding entrepreneur has made it her job to help other women.