Many thanks to all those who supported our first-ever SpringGR Alumni Open House on Thursday, November 16. Several of our SpringGR graduates hosted booths at the event, showcasing products and services for friends and neighbors to purchase. It was a great way to learn more about the SpringGR program, while knocking a few items off some Christmas lists!

Some graduates who attended the event include:

Tailor Made Bridal – Tailor Made Bridal is the first bridal salon in West Michigan to cater to full-figured women. Their mission is to help plus size women feel confident and beautiful on their special day.

All Marcus Productions – Marcus Thomas launched All Marcus Productions to help people and businesses tell their stories of transformation. He uses both videography and graphic design to accomplish this.

Creative Carvings – Creative Carvings transforms any event by providing fun and unique customizable carvings to suit any occasion.

Delasie – Delasie provides high-quality clothing and crafts by connecting with local artisans across the continent. All clothing is made from the best quality of raw materials that are transformed into exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces that can proudly be shown off.

Please continue to support these budding entrepreneurs (and their colleagues)! Learn more about SpringGR at

And we also have a SpringGR class coming in March at Streams of Hope!  If you’re interested, please send a message to Barb Nauta at