Business Beat

Greenville Mayor Pro-Tem Frances Schuleit, center, was among those present. She welcomed Murphy’s and Manager Rebecca Buchheister to Greenville. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

BUSINESS BEAT: Murphy Oil USA breaks ground in Greenville

After a long process of planning and preparing, Murphy Oil USA officials broke ground Thursday on the site of a future store.

The new gas station will be located on M-57 in front of Walmart, and will offer gas, hot cocoa, soda, milk, lottery tickets, tobacco products, frozen drinks and much more. The store will be open 24/7.

Melody Teegardin opened Flat Rock Medical at 202 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville last October. Since then, 50 students have taken her classes. — Daily News/Meghan Koglin

Flat River Medical trains aspiring medical workers

After working as a nurse for 10 years, Melody Teegardin decided to open Flat River Medical on Lafayette Street in Greenville in October 2015. She had previous experience in nursing education. She received her master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis on education in 2012. She taught registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) as well as an occasional certified nursing assistant (CNA) program at a community college. Then, she went on to teach a CNA program for the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center on the southeast side of Grand Rapids serving at-risk youth hoping to become CNAs.

Dave Rinderknecht, owner of Greenville Food Express, left, and Dawn Norton of the Winter Inn in Greenville, celebrate the partnership between the Winter Inn and other local restaurants in a new food delivery service for Greenville, Belding and Gowen residents. (Daily News | Emilee Nielsen)

BUSINESS BEAT: Food delivery service open to Greenville, Belding, Gowen residents

Jimmy John’s, Pizza Hut, Jet’s, and now … Applebee’s? All of these restaurants have one thing in common — local residents can phone in their orders for delivery, thanks to new business Greenville Food Express.

April Petersen celebrated the opening of her new Gowen retail business, Pink & Frillos, on Thursday. The store offers a wide collection of new and vintage items, as well as odds and ends that have been repainted, refurbished and or repurposed. Petersen will also hold classes and workshops for artistic and do-it-yourself enthusiasts. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

BUSINESS BEAT: Gowen woman opens niche business, offering unique ‘modern vintage’ items

April Petersen has a knack for finding beauty in all things, even things other people may just pitch or burn. Her creative knack for bringing life back to something that was discarded or broken has led to the opening of a new, unique business, Pink & Frillos, a quaint retail store offering what she describes as “modern vintage” items, both new and old, repurposed, repainted and or refurbished.

Representatives from Montcalm County, PK Housing & Management, Parker-Arntz, Petros PACE Finance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cut the ribbon at Cambridge Court in Greenville Thursday to symbolize the installation success of clean energy retrofits to the 32-unit multi-family complex. Cambridge Courts is the first multi-family PACE project in Michigan and the first property financed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the nation to receive approval for PACE financing. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

IN BRIEF: Greenville home to first multi-family PACE project in Michigan

A small multi-family unit complex on Walnut Street has become the flag bearer for clean energy, not only within Michigan but nationally. Those involved celebrated the feat with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.

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.


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.