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Business owner’s controversial political sign opposing Biden-Harris spurs online dispute

HOLLAND, MI — A dispute between a Hudsonville business owner and a Holland-area resident over a controversial political sign is gaining attention in West Michigan.

Marla Drost, 73, who lives north of Holland, said she was recently pursuing the anti-President Donald Trump Facebook page Nasty Women of Michigan when she noticed a picture of an anti-Joe Biden political sign.

The sign, planted in the yard of Hudsonville business owner Douglas Smith, said, “Joe & the Ho: Vote No 2020.

Drost told MLive she was upset when she saw the picture because the sign is demeaning to Biden and his vice-presidential running mate, Calif. Sen. Kamala Harris.

Frustration with the sign prompted Drost to send a Facebook message to Smith’s business, Smitty’s Truck Wash, that stated: “Despise your political sign! Hope you lose business because of it!”

She then received an expletive filled reply stating, “Go **** yourself **** we won’t

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COVID spurs 40% month-on-month growth for online jewelry brand Fenton

  • Online jewelry startup Fenton launched in February 2019 to offer a “build-your-own” digital engagement ring service using ethically-sourced gemstones.
  • The British firm says it has grown more than 40% month-on-month since lockdown in March and netted more revenue in its third quarter of 2020 than in the whole of 2019. 
  • In February 2020, Fenton raised a £1.9 million ($2.4 million) seed round from high-profile investors including Alex Chesterman, the founder property website Zoopla and used car marketplace Cazoo.
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Online jewelry startup Fenton launched in February 2019 to shake up the traditional market for engagement rings. 

Conventionally, engagement ring shoppers stick to bricks-and-mortar jewelers — but Fenton brings a digital-first approach that it says undercuts traditional retailers by around three times.

With shoppers either unwilling or unable to head to physical stores and try on rings, they are seeking out digital options.

Fenton also

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