Aargus Web Creative - 2781 Woodlake Rd SW St 6 Grand Rapids, MI 49519 (616)956-7600
Aargus Web Creative provides a complete line of Internet services across the USA and particularly, in it's home market of Southern Michigan. The Internet has become and extremely powerful marketing platform, eclipsing many more traditional channels such as a print, mailers, cold calling, billboards, etc. in effectiveness. The reach of the Internet is global, with one website able to reach anyone on the planet who has a computer and an Internet connection. Various strategies can include extremely specific targeting marketing using a variety of demographic elements such as location, gender, special interest, to name a few. Some of the services we provide are;
|Keywords Analysis & Research||Manual Directory Submissions|
|Keyword Mapping||Site Maps (HTML,XML,TXT)|
|Meta Tags Implementation||ALT Tag Implementation|
|Article Submissions||Press Release Distributions|
|Google Web Tools Setup||Google My Business|
|Competitor Analysis||Structured Data|
|Anchor Text Implementation||Social Bookmarking Submissions|
|Google Analytics||Backlink Building|
|Google Adwords||Weekly Ranking Summary|
Major Industries and Commercial Activity
Grand Rapids, MI is an up and comer city both in State and the US. Over the past decade, it has grown in population, manufacturing, medical, nightlife, culture and just about every other metric that can be tested. It has one of the finest airports in the US with regard to size and traffic. Rarely is there a delay that originates in Grand Rapids, unless it is weather related.
Nicknamed the "Furniture City", recently renamed the "Beer City", the Grand Rapids area is home to such companies as Steelcase, Herman Miller, educational institutions, Grand Valley University, Grand Rapids City College, Calvin and Aquinas Colleges, as well as a few others. Other prominent industry sectors are medical and medical research, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing.
Historically, for thousands of years, various indigenous cultures occupied the area. 2,000 years ago, people called the Hopewell Culture lived the Grand River Valley. Around A.D. 1700, the Ottawa Indians, who lived in the area surrounding the Great Lakes moved into the area and founded several villages along the Grand River.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, many European (French Canadian) fur traders and missionaries established outposts in areas just to the East of Lake Michigan and were generally peaceful, trading metal and textile goods for fur skins and pelts. Joseph La Framboise established the first trading post in West Michigan and what is presently Grand Rapids, on the banks of the Grand River near what is now the town of Ada. They were French-speaking and Roman Catholic.
Grand Rapids area culture and nightlife has come a very long way in the past decade, with museums such as the Gerald R. Ford museum, The Grand Rapids Art Museum, and Art Prize which happens every fall. Not so much a museum, Art Prize is an event the brings artists from all over the country (and world) the the city to compete for $200,000 prizes. The various works are positioned in and around the Downtown are in businesses and public areas for viewing. Some are even located outdoors. Painting, sculpture, conceptual art are all included in Art Prize and the creators of the event give great latitude to what an artist calls art. Art Prize bring tens of thousands people in to the area for three weeks and is a great boost to vendors of all types in the Downtown area.
RESTARAUNTS AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS (all items in blue are live links)
Grand Rapids has many fine restaurants and other interesting attractions.
Four Star Restaurants as Rated by restaraunts.com
The Bob - Multi function entertainment - Restaurants, bars, comedy club
all under one roof
Founders Brewery - Beer - Bar Food - Three Stars
New Holland Brewery - American Cuisine - Beer - Four Stars
The Chop House - American VERY Fine Dining - Five Stars** (six if we had
Zs (Zees)- Ribs that Fall of the Bone - BBQ - Four Stars**
Brewery Viviant - Brewery in an Old Church - Five Stars**
Donkey Tanqueria - Best Mexican North of the Border - Five Stars**
Ruth Chris - World Famous Steakhouse - Five Stars
The Cygnus - American - Sits atop the Amway Grand Hotel - Four Stars
Wolfgang Puck Kitchen - Word Famous Chef, Eclectic Fare inside the
Amway Grand Hotel - Five Stars
Leos - Seafood/American Fine Dining - Four Stars
** Personal favorites
Other Interesting Attractions