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Assistant manager Kinsey Christensen of Greenville stands next to a display of dresses that represent some of the colorful designs that can be purchased at Rainbow in Greenville.

Rainbow clothing store opens in Greenville

Reasonable prices and a variety of colorful fashions await shoppers in the newest clothing store in town. Rainbow, located at 300 S. Greenville West Drive, fills the vacancy left by Fashion Bug in the shopping complex.

Third generation Builder’s Glass glazier Matt Longest installs a new glass partition at Blake Hollenbeck Auto Sales in Greenville. Builder’s Glass is celebrating its 50th year in business.

Greenville’s Builder’s Glass celebrating 50 years

It’s clear why Builder’s Glass has for the past 50 years remained one of the area’s most recognized businesses — clear as glass, one might say.
Established in 1963 by Bill Longest, the glass installation, repair and service business is now in its third generation. According to Guy Longest — son of Bill and current owner of the business — his own son, Matt, will likely take over the business somewhere down the road.

The Harter family has owned Sage’s since 2007. Pictured are, from left, Kim, Meredith, Whitney, Dean and Rebecka.

Harter family keeps Sage’s Meat Processing’s tradition of consistency going strong

If there is one thing constant in Dean Harter’s life, it’s work. His Greenville business, Sage’s Meat Processing, which he runs with his wife, Kim, has him working so often that their oldest daughter has decided to hold her graduation open house at the store to assure he attends the event.

Magnum Sports store manager demonstrates the store’s DART Video System. The store is now offering league competition to area archers and may soon expand the league concept to rifle hunters and handgun shooters.

Video archery league offered at Magnum Sports in Greenville

It can be tough for hunters to keep their chops up during the non-hunting season. The targeting skills of archers, in a particular, often deteriorate between one deer season to the next.

After 21 years of business in Greenville, Mid Michigan Celluar is forced to close its doors at the end of the month, citing inability to compete with online sales.

Mid Michigan Cellular in Greenville to close Jan. 31

  GREENVILLE — A longtime Greenville business will close its doors for the last time Jan. 31. Mid Michigan Cellular, located for the past 10 years at 1712 W. Washington St., and for 11 years before that at the location now occupied by Ray Winnie Auto Sales, simply cannot continue to compete with online sales, [...]

Drake’s Place owner Bob Drake and manager Kim Taylor.

New Drake’s Place restaurant pays tribute to Greenville community, history

After more than a year of planning, construction and remodeling, Bob Drake now offers another option for a classic breakfast and a unique lunch in the area.

Don’s Carpetland Inc., opened its doors 63 years ago. The Nielsons have owned the business for about 35 years. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Don’s Carpetland in Greenville closing after 63 years

The Nielson family is closing the doors to Don’s Carpetland Inc., due to health issues and economic reasons. Don’s Carpetland, located at 6507 S. Greenville Road, opened its doors 63 years ago with Don and Barb Wilstead. The business went through a could different owners before the Bev and Lou Nielson took over about 35 years ago.

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Greenville’s Big Boy restaurant gets new look and menu

Big Boy may still be a little on the chubby side, but in Greenville, at least, the burger-toting trademark of this venerable restaurant recently underwent a major makeover. The Greenville Big Boy, located at 1500 W. Washington St., is one of a handful of franchises in the nationwide chain to receive major renovations.
According to Big Boy assistant manager Briana Foley, the restaurant took part in a contest to be among a select group to undergo the renovations.

Glen Strouse of Belding relaxes with The Daily News in the new recliner he won from Larry’s Northtown Furniture after his 10-year-old daughter Faith entered an essay about him in the Glad Your My Dad! Contest. Faith’s letter was one of 24 entries in the Father’s Day contest, in which The Daily News and Larry’s Northtown partnered to give away both a chair and year-long subscription to the paper. — Daily News/Andy Kraft

Daughter’s essay lands Belding dad in new chair

Glen Strouse thought he was going to Larry’s Northtown Furniture and Appliance Friday morning to help his mom, Fran, pick out a new chair. Instead, he stood speechless when told that his 10-year-old daughter, Faith, had entered The Daily News/Larry’s Northtown “Glad You’re My Dad!” contest and won a new chair for him. Just in time for Father’s Day.

Astera Credit Union celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony with members of Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce (GACC) earlier this month. Pictured are, from left, Terri Acker-Acker Title, Kendra Osborn-Astera Credit Union, Heather Spitzley-Astera Credit Union, Darlene Powell-Astera Credit Union, Seth Sutton-Greenville Chamber, John Hoppough-Greenville Mayor,  Cameron VanWyngarden-Greenville  Asst. City Manager, Jenny Bennett-Astera Credit Union, Margo Kleinfelt-Astera Credit Union, Angela Jansen-Astera Credit Union, Kris Martin-Astera Credit Union, Barbara Hatinger-Astera Credit Union, Gae Donovan Wolfe-Greenville Chamber.Astera Credit Union occupies office space in Wal-Mart in Greenville.

Astera Credit Union celebrates ribbon cutting ceremony

  The Greenville Area Chamber celebrated the official grand opening of Astera Credit Union with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 15. Located at 10772 W. Carson City Road (inside WalMart) in Greenville, Astera Credit Union provides  a brighter solution for all your financial challenges. Call today to ask about membership (616) 225-0151.