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Grand Rapids tech firm Appropos opens office in Germany

Nov 17, 2015 | MiBiz | view original article here

GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan tech firm has expanded its operations to Germany.

Appropos LLC opened a sales and support office in Munich to support the deployment of its Envoy software-as-a-service platform, according to a statement. The company chose the location to work closely with one of its...

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Grand Rapids (Mich.) tech company expands to Europe as groundbreaking B2B software translates to strong sales

Nov 17, 2015 | Byrum & Fisk Communications

GRAND RAPIDS (Mich.) – Appropos, a Grand Rapids tech company that has developed a groundbreaking global wholesale business-to-business (B2B) platform, today announced expanded support for Europe to handle rapid adoption and growth of its Envoy platform. Envoy’s support operation in Europe will be...

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Grand Rapids GiveCamp addresses tech shortfalls for nonprofits

Nov 6, 2015 | MiBiz | view original article here

GRAND RAPIDS — A truly successful pet adoption doesn’t end when the animal and its new owner leave the building, according to the Grand Rapids-based Humane Society of West Michigan.

Rather, it requires diligent follow-up to ensure the animal has adjusted to its new home, said A.J. Mousseau, the nonprofit...

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How Grand Rapids risks pricing out tech startups

Nov 3, 2015 | mlive | view original article here

In recent years, Grand Rapids has been recognized for its impressive economic and cultural growth.

The city now has an opportunity to rise to the next level and lead in a sector that will drive the future, and stakeholder input will be the key.

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., the City of Grand Rapids...

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Appropos to donate 44 straight hours of tech savviness to nonprofits this weekend

Oct 22, 2015 | Byrum & Fisk Communications

GRAND RAPIDS – A web designer will donate her time and talent at Give Camp, joining other tech experts to help area nonprofits in Grand Rapids this weekend. Mari-Megan Moore is a user interface designer for Appropos, a global leader in business-to-business software and high-volume product photography...

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Driven by strong cycling culture, Grand Rapids tech firm donates bike fix-it station at popular Merrell Trail

Sep 24, 2015 | Byrum & Fisk Communications

GRAND RAPIDS/ROCKFORD – If you’ve had a flat tire mountain biking the popular Merrell Trail in the greater Grand Rapids area, getting back in gear will be a little easier starting today.

That’s because a partnership between international technology firm Appropos, based in Grand Rapids, and the...

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Mountain bike service station added to Merrell Trail

Sep 23, 2015 | WZZM | view original article here

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- If you've ever had a flat tire, while mountain biking the Merrell Trail near Grand Rapids it's going to be a little easier to get back to your ride.

The station was opened to riders on Wednesday.

The tech firm Appropos, along with the West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance...

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Converse Implements the Envoy B2B Platform

Jun 2, 2015 | Envoy

We are excited to announce that Converse has chosen to implement the Envoy B2B platform for its European market. Converse will be rolling Envoy out to its sales reps and retail accounts across Europe to further its B2B strategy and increase their speed of sale.

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