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Love of Plants and South-Facing Window Spur Growth of The Plant House at Rust Belt Market

April 23rd 2019

Love of Plants and South-Facing Window Spur Growth of The Plant House at Rust Belt Market (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2019) Ferndale, MI – Before she and her husband launched the Rust Belt Market eight years ago, Tiffany Best worked for a Beverly-Hills (Michigan) –based gardening business. Not only did she fall in love […]

Ferndale Ready for Small Business Saturday

November 19th 2018

  Ferndale Ready for Small Business Saturday (Downtown Ferndale, Nov. 19, 2018) Ferndale, MI – The movement to support local communities by shopping local has taken hold across the country, but few places are more committed to this effort than here in Oakland County. On Monday, October 22, 2018, Ferndale City Council proclaimed November 24, […]

Rust Belt’s New Outdoor Drinking Spot, Bar Hop, Opening Saturday

May 30th 2018

Rust Belt’s New Outdoor Drinking Spot, Bar Hop, Opening Saturday Ferndale, MI – Chris and Tiffany Best are preparing to launch the latest component of their ever-growing Rust Belt Market – Bar Hop.  Bar Hop will keep the patio hopping even in hours when the market is closed.  And it’s going to make its big […]

15 Gift Ideas from Rust Belt Market

December 15th 2017

15 Gift Ideas from Rust Belt Market (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 15, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Looking for holiday gifts?  The Rust Belt Market has over 50 small businesses under one roof, including many artists and local small manufacturers. A recent visit showed a variety of gifting possibilities. Some of our favorites included a decorative, […]

Business Owners Share Passion & Advice, Class Offered for Ferndale Entrepreneurs

December 11th 2017

Business Owners Share Passion & Advice, Class Offered for Ferndale Entrepreneurs (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 11, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Maria Petrenko of Hadrout knows what it is like to believe passionately in dreams that are against the odds.  She came to the United States from Russia in 1999, with English as her second language.  […]

Ferndale Fall Vintage Fashion Market Sept. 22

August 12th 2017

Ferndale Fall Vintage Fashion Market Sept. 22 Ferndale, MI – Metro Detroit’s premier vintage shopping event! Join us September 22-24th for a vintage shopping experience unlike anything else in Metro Detroit. For three days the event space at the Rust Belt Market will be transformed into a vintage clothing boutique. FRI 2pm-9pm SAT 11am-7pm SUN […]

Downtown Ferndale Full of Deals for Small Business Saturday Nov. 26

November 23rd 2016

Downtown Ferndale Full of Deals for Small Business Saturday Nov. 26 (EVENT page) FERNDALE, MI – The movement to support local communities by shopping local has taken hold across the country, but few places are more committed to this effort than here in Oakland County. Downtown Ferndale is responding to this support by offering shoppers […]

Rust Belt: Provisions Holiday Food & Wine Market Dec. 9-11

November 14th 2016

Rust Belt: Provisions Holiday Food & Wine Market Dec. 9-11 (EVENT page) Come kick off your Holiday shopping at The Rust Belt Market for a weekend of artisan food vendors & wine tastings by Woodberry Wine. December 9th 2pm-9pm December 10th 11am-7pm December 11th 11am-6pm Of The Earth table d’hote on Dec 10th 630pm-830pm Pop […]

Ferndale Chamber Annual Gala Nov. 10

September 30th 2016

Ferndale Chamber Annual Gala Nov. 10 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – You are cordially invited to the  Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce biggest event of the year 2016 Annual Gala  November 10, 2016 6:00pm – 9:00pm The Rust Belt Market Join us for an exceptional evening to honor our local businesses at the biggest Chamber event of […]

Ferndale: BizInnovate to Connect Businesses to Resources Nov. 4

October 19th 2015

Ferndale: BizInnovate to Connect Businesses to Resources Nov. 4 (EVENT page) BizInnovate Session An opportunity for Ferndale small-business owners and entrepreneurs to come together, network with fellow owners, and learn firsthand about business growth assistance—especially local retail. Open to all area small-business owners, entrepreneurs, and startup leaders—no matter what stage your business or idea is […]