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This blog was originally written for To get in touch with my agency, head to our website.  Downtown Grand Rapids recently welcomed the first Tupelo Honey location in the Great Lakes region, and the HAPPY team couldn’t wait to plan our first grand opening event since the start of the pandemic.  Tupelo Honey, an […]

Top Tips for Opening a Restaurant During a Pandemic


This was originally written for my agency on To get in touch with HAPPY, head to our website.    It’s always a HAPPY day when Inc. Magazine announces its annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing businesses. Not only is our founder a columnist for Inc., but several of our clients make the coveted list, […]

HAPPY Clients Named on Inc. 500 List As Fastest-Growing Businesses


This was originally written for my agency at in 2019. To get in touch with HAPPY, just head to our website! The wait for one of Grand Rapids’ largest ongoing developments is almost over. While team HAPPY PR is busy preparing for one of the most highly anticipated grand openings in West Michigan this […]

Five Reasons We’re Excited About One of Grand Rapids’ Biggest Grand Openings


This was originally written for my agency at To get in touch, just head to our website.  Opening a storefront, expanding to a bigger space, or adding another location is a big success! Celebrate this achievement by diversifying your event from other grand openings in order to make an impact on your target audience. […]

How to Plan a Successful Grand Opening that Generates Media Coverage and Builds Your Brand


This blog was originally written for my agency on  Whether you’re already back in business or are still solidifying plans to open doors again, the way you communicate to your customers and operate amid the coronavirus pandemic will shape the success of your business. We know this first hand as a PR agency that […]

How to Reopen Your Restaurant, Shop, or Business with Confidence After COVID-19 Shutdowns


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