Business Beat

Cindi Proctor, left, and her mother-in-law, Marsha Proctor, handle the store operations at Dave’s Carpet in Greenville while Cindi’s husband, Dave, tackles the installation chores. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Floor covering with a family touch

If shopping at Dave’s Carpet seems just a little more comfortable than it does most places, it might be because the store is run like a family, by a family. Greenville’s newest outlet for a wide variety of floor coverings, Dave’s opened in June at 6505 S. Greenville Road and has been growing steadily ever since.

Dr. Aaron Rackham works on patient Chuck Miller Thursday afternoon at the Charity Chiropractic Clinic he helped establish in Greenville to help provide medical services to the area’s disadvantaged. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Charity Chiropractic Clinic helps food pantry, disadvantaged

veryone should have at least minimal medical care — regardless of economic circumstances — and that includes chiropractic, according to Dr. Aaron Rackham of Rackham Chiropractic Plus in Greenville. To that end, Rackham has set up Charity Chiropractic Clinic next to the Arms of Love Food Pantry and Thrift Store.

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BUSINESS BEAT: Manufacturing anything but a ‘dying industry’ at Aquest

GREENVILLE — Despite the difficult economy of the past decade, business has remained steady at Aquest Machining, 715 Callaghan St. That location is new to Aquest, which moved to the greatly expanded facility this past summer.

Dr. John O’Donald, center, welcomed in fellow dentistry professionals Dr. Alan Havens of Greenville, who has 40 years of experience, and Dr. Scott Ribitch, a Mount Pleasant native who graduated from the University of Michigan in May and was hired in July. Dr. Havens plans to retire next year and is working with O’Donald to give his patients a smooth transition to the new office and staff. (Photo by Griffth Photography

BUSINESS BEAT: Havens, Ribitch join staff at O’Donald’s practice

There’s been a lot of changes at the dentist office of Dr. John O’Donald’s. With the new addition to the office completed in July, Dr. O’Donald welcomed in two dentists to share in his practice — Dr. Alan Havens and Dr. Scott Ribitch.

Russell “Rusty” Schlienz isn’t slowing down even after 52 years of cutting hair in Greenville. His recent move to L’Image salon is just one of several he has made over the years.

BIZ BEAT: Not getting ‘Rusty’ after 52 years of cutting hair

For more than five decades, Russell “Rusty” Schlienz has done his part to keep Greenville beautiful, one head of hair at a time, and he’s not about to stop now, despite rumors to the contrary.

Though the merger is already final, Preferred Federal Credit Union in Greenville will officially become Preferred Credit Union July 1.

BIZ BEAT: Preferred Federal Credit Union merger set for July 1

Members of Preferred Federal Credit Union (PFCU) in Greenville will likely see few, if any, changes in day-to-day operations after July 1, when a planned merger with Grand Valley Co-op Credit Union takes affect.

Rob Miller, left, and Terry Rhoads clean the exterior of an SUV at Extreme Auto & Watercraft Detailing in Greenville.

BIZ BEAT: Extreme Auto & Watercraft Detailing has new management

Driving a car or truck, especially on country back roads, can be a dusty, muddy business. But that’s no excuse to not arrive in style. Thanks to Extreme Auto & Watercraft Detailing, which officially reopened under new management in March, local car owners have a place to clean up their rides.

Jessica Riste, who served for the past 10 years as assistant manager at Julie’s Coffee House, at 6722 S. Greenville Road in Greenville, reopened the establishment under its new name — The Coffee House — Tuesday.

BUSINESS BEAT: Greenville’s coffee house reopens under new ownership

Regulars at the recently-closed Julie’s Coffee House in Greenville will continue to get their caffeine on there. The coffee house (now called simply “The Coffee House”) reopened Tuesday with former assistant manager Jessica Riste at the helm.

Colder than average temperatures and above normal rainfall have contributed to a late planting season. Crops like corn and potatoes, which are planted later in the season, will likely not be affected by April’s wet, cold weather.

2013 Farming outlook: Spring crops get late — but not terrible — start

Heavier than average rainfall probably won’t have too great an influence on most crops grown in the area, according to Montcalm County Extension Field Crops Educator Fred Springborn, though it is likely to be responsible for some crops getting in the ground later than they would during a warmer, drier spring.

September Oberlin’s new home-based shop, Home Baked Just for You, offers a wide variety of daily and special-order baked goods.

BIZ BEAT: Home Baked Just For You offers old-fashioned service

Is there anything that tastes so good as home-baked bread, fresh from the oven? That’s a rhetorical question; there is not. Once a staple of the American household, home-baked bread has for the most part gone the way of pipe-smoking dads and stay-at-home moms. Most folks simply no longer have time for the luxury of creating their own baked goods. Fortunately, there’s a nearby alternative to making your own: Home Baked Just for You, a new cottage business at 116 N. Webster St. in Greenville.