Applebee’s Celebrates New Ownership & Grand Openings

Richett Media is honored to work with Michigan-based Team Schostak Family Restaurants to re-open more than 30 Applebee’s restaurants this past year. Grand Re-Opening celebrations have included celebrity guests, local and state leaders and more than $130,000 raised for non-profit organizations throughout Michigan. Read more about Team Schostak Family Restaurants and changes happening at Applebee’s in the Detroit Free Press,  MLive Media  and on WOOD TV8 eightWest and WZZM 13.  

The Cakabakery on The Food Network!

West Michigan’s newest bakery, The Cakabakery, takes second place on Cupcake Wars! Jason Kakabaker (yes, that’s his real last name!), of The Cakabakery, reached out to us early in the year. He said he had some exciting news to share- he was going to be a contestant on the nationally televised show Cupcake Wars and, at about the same time, he would be opening his first retail location in Grand Rapids. The only catch? He had to keep the big news absolutely quiet for another…

Cool Brews. Hot Eats.

Beer City USA is celebrating Cool Brews. Hot Eats. February 18 to March 2. Nearly 60 restaurants in the Grand Rapids area are offering beer-infused dining creations and craft beer pairings. You can also go on a brewery tour around West Michigan and find out why Grand Rapids was named one of the ‘Top 10 Best Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers.’ Take a look at what’s cookin’ during Cool Brews. Hot Eats.  on WZZM 13, FOX 17, WOOD TV8, REVUE Magazine & Take Five!

Doctors Launch babyQ App

Two West Michigan doctors are helping expecting moms around the globe with the launch of babyQ, a website and free iTunes app. The app has been downloaded by thousands of women from more than 20 countries since it launched in November. It works by generating a babyQ score based on a 22-question survey about the user’s lifestyle, exercise, stress and nutrition habits. The user then receives custom tips via text message or the babyQ website, to help make healthier choices that will increase overall maternal…

Celebrate Spring in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Downtown Alliance invites the community to celebrate 30 Days in Spring!  Enjoy a multitude of experiences throughout one square mile in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids. From cultural spring break programming, spring fashion, fresh dining, healthy living and hotel packages, you’ll find many reasons to come downtown and explore. Take a look at the participating businesses and events at You can also watch some of the 30 Days in Spring media coverage from WZZM, FOX 17 & eightWest.  

Doorganics Launches Online Store

  Local farm-to-door delivery service Doorganics recently launched a new website, offering custom delivery for local and organic produce, meat and other specialty items. Take a look at the video tutorial on their website to see how easy it is to sign-up and get started! Kim Carson recently toured Doorganics and interviewed owner Mike Hughes for WZZM 13 & Watch the interview here. Doorganics in the news! Click an article to read the full story. February 2013 “An Entrepreneurial Itch Sparked a New Business” – Grand Rapids…

American RV Celebrates 25 Years

American RV is celebrating 25 years in business, a new website and another successful RV Show at DeVos Place. From print headlines to entertaining TV stories, check out some of the great coverage this month from FOX 17, WZZM 13 and the Grand Rapids Press.  

Get Your Joy On

Downtown Grand Rapids is decked out for the holidays and the Downtown Alliance invites you to “Get Your Joy On” this season with a weekly video gift guide, hotel packages and a unique holiday spirit you can only find in downtown Grand Rapids. Twenty downtown retailers are offering shoppers 20% off one item every Thursday as part of the holiday campaign. Many shops will also have extended hours on Thursdays and Fridays to accommodate shoppers. You can learn more about free parking, gift ideas and…

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