February 24, 2022

Supporting Diverse Entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Entrepreneurialism is at the heart of everything we do. As part of our commitment to entrepreneurs and diversity near our HQ in Grand Rapids, Acrisure is a platinum sponsor of the Arts Marketplace at Studio Park, a platform for women and minority- owned makers and artisans in the heart of downtown.

This February, in honor of Black History Month, meet some of the featured entrepreneurs creating a bold, unique and new retail destination in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. If you live in West Michigan, click here to access the Arts Marketplace website for visiting hours and more information. Outside of Grand Rapids, we encourage people everywhere to highlight and support the entrepreneurs making a difference in their local communities.

Arts Marketplace Featured Makers: 121 Ionia SW, Ste 125, Grand Rapids MI 49503
SHEA BY CAMILLE: Dominique “Camille” Devlin creates all-natural organic whipped body butter that benefits and helps hydrate many skin types throughout the day.

SHANNON COHEN: Author, podcast creator, and owner of an inspirational wellness brand movement designed to uplift difference makers as they lead, love, and serve.

GRACEWOOD CANDLES:  Founder, Alisha, spreads light with her locally sourced, non-toxic and environmentally friendly handmade soy candles using inspiring messages and beautiful fragrances.

LUXE ARTISAN PRESERVES: Often described by customers as “love in a jar”, Kimberly’s proprietary cooking techniques upholds the integrity of the high-quality, locally sourced ingredients while preserving their essential textures and flavors.

ROBINSONS POPCORN: Once sold door-to-door by family wearing T-shirts with “I Supported Robinson’s Popcorn before it was POPPIN’!” on the front, this family operation has grown to offer great-tasting popcorn to Wyoming, Grand Rapids, and the surrounding areas.

YOUR THERAPEUTIC JOURNEY: Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Rebecca, created an apparel line to help break the break stigma of seeking help through the use of unique sayings to help create open dialogue because seeking help IS OKAY, especially in communities of color.

“Acrisure is proud to support diverse business owners by partnering with the Arts Marketplace and its goal of empowering women and minority artisans,” said Greg Williams, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Acrisure.

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