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    Friday, December 28, 2018   /   by Larry Martin

    A Conversation With Jack McCormick From Grandville Central Self Storage

    Today I’m joined by Jack McCormick from Grandville Central Self Storage, located right here in Grandville.




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    I’m pleased to cast the spotlight on another local business, Grandville Central Self Storage, because I appreciate the care and attentiveness with which today’s special guest and the business’ owner, Jack McCormick, operates it. He extended the same courtesy he brings to his business to me personally when I needed help moving my daughter out of state, as well.

    In Jack’s words, Grandville Central Self Storage has 178 climate-controlled units as well as a space to park 35 vehicles. Their hours run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and this is when you’ll have access to the units. The storage space is entirely indoors and heated, so you won’t have to fight through that winter chil ...

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    Monday, December 17, 2018   /   by Larry Martin

    Holiday Well Wishes for You and Your Family

    We hope you have a great holiday season this year!




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    Happy holidays to you!

    The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories with your family and friends.

    We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. We love helping people make their real estate dreams come true, so thank you for working with us.

    This may be a busy time of year, but we are always here to help you and answer any questions you may have.

    And in case we don’t hear from you, have a happy New Year as well!

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    Monday, December 03, 2018   /   by Larry Martin

    Chatting With Truer Design About Flowers, Weddings, and More

    I spoke with Laura Truer about her local floral design business, Truer Design.




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    When it comes to the business of flowers, Laura Truer of Truer Design has a great thing going. She even supplied and created the floral arrangements at the wedding of my daughter, who is known to be… particular. It simply had to be amazing, and Laura’s talent ensured that things went smoothly. She stopped by to talk to us more about the ins and outs of her business.

    Truer Design creates custom floral designs and interiors for their clients, who are primarily reaching out for wedding decoration. As such, they’re able to help many brides create a vision for striking floral arrangements.

    They provide flowers for around 40 to 45 weddings each year, keeping busy from April to winter when things begin slowing. Truer Desi ...

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    Monday, November 19, 2018   /   by Larry Martin

    You’re Invited to Our First-Time Homebuyer Seminar

    Our first-time homebuyer seminar is just around the corner, and we hope to see you there. 




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    Since I got into real estate in 1992, I’ve helped over 2,000 people buy their first home. Now, I’d like to share a few of the things I’ve learned over that time with all of you.

    My team and I will be hosting a first-time homebuyer seminar on November 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and we hope to see you there.

    There will be great food, great information, and even a few door prizes. To top it all off, those who attend will also have the chance to meet with a few different loan officers and talk about various financing options.









    This phenomenal event will give you insight into each step of the buying process.




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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018   /   by Larry Martin

    Today on Business Spotlight: Ottawa Kent Insurance

    On today’s episode of Business Spotlight, we’ll be highlighting Ottawa Kent Insurance.




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    Welcome back to another episode of our Business Spotlight series. This time, we’ve brought on special guest Noah Haverdink of Ottawa Kent Insurance to talk about how he and his company are serving our area.

    “At Ottawa Kent, we strive to be different,” says Noah. “We strive to lower your risk profile.” If you aren’t already aware, a risk profile is to insurance what a credit score is to the mortgage industry.

    The professionals at Ottawa Kent, like Noah, do everything in their power to go beyond what people might typically expect from an insurance company. They do much more than simply meet once per year with their clients. In Noah’s words, their work is a “constant ...

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