Keeping business local

Tiffany Balk says she's doing whatever she can to keep her Grand Haven business local.
Nov 23, 2013

"I remember when (many years ago) people would travel to Colorado and bring back Coors beer because it wasn’t available anywhere else," she wrote in her blog focused on her store, Blueberry Haven. "It was a big deal and a special treat to get some Coors beer. Now, I know times change and businesses have to grow to stay in business, but I hope I can keep Blueberry Haven one of the best kept secrets in our quaint town of Grand Haven.

"So far, with the help of Internet sales, I have been able to keep the hometown feel and increase my sales at the same time."

To read the whole blog, "Staying Local and Loving It," CLICK HERE.

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I am amazed that they are still in business with those sky high prices. I didn't think they would even last six months...surprise, surprise!


Think that's a surprise, there's another store downtown that sells salad dressings....I'm sure they have other stuff there too, but salad dressing??? They've been in business for over a year now so I guess there's a demand.


Apparently you do not shop anywhere but Meijers/Walmart. Though the price is higher than Smuckers jams and jellies, the quality is much better and worth the extra money.

GH girl

What a negative thought process you have, "Einstein" (I use that term sarcastically) Wishing our local businesses failure is awful. Maybe you should move to a mountain-top just North of Whoville!


Einstein is entitled to his/her opinion of the prices, and thinks they are high. Einstein also mentioned that he was surprised that the business was still operating; I don't read anywhere though that there was a wish for failure. You might want to read the Einstein post/comment again without trying to be negative and accusatory; they were just expressing an observation.

Sorry Einstein, didn't mean to steal your thunder for a reply...

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