September 26

Bank forms foundation

A bank with a major presence in the region has created a foundation for charitable giving in the communities it serves. Read More

Children’s museum eyes attendance

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) After just more than a year in a light-filled office with windows overlooking children at play, Maggie Lancaster’s enthusiasm for her job is palpable. Read More

Grocer rolls out 'perfectly imperfect' produce

A locally based grocer has rolled out a new line of “perfectly imperfect” produce for customers. Read More

Retailer opening downtown grocery store and restaurant

A local retailer is opening a new downtown grocery store and restaurant. Read More

Developer opens urban event center

One of Grand Rapids’ historic landmarks is now its newest event center. Read More

College building $3M manufacturing lab downtown

A college is building a manufacturing training lab downtown to address the shortage of skilled trades and engineering workers. Read More

West Michigan cities rank among tops for 'discretionary income'

A new report that takes salaries, cost of living and taxes into account ranks Michigan the No. 1 state in the U.S. for discretionary income — with several West Michigan cities also ranked highly. Read More

Chamber honors ATHENA winners

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner of its ATHENA Young Professional Award and the recipients of five scholarships. Read More

Winery appoints VP

A winery in the region has named its new vice president. Read More

Prehistoric find doesn’t stop building

Joe Siereveld didn’t know what to expect when he got a call from one of his excavators saying they had dug up something curious. Read More

Fremont biodigester reopens

After sitting idle for more than two years, a biodigester in Fremont is open again under new ownership and management. Read More

Hospice provider targets quality initiatives

On the heels of an office expansion in May, Grand Rapids-based Emmanuel Hospice plans to increase its grief support programming, music therapy and community education services in the coming year. Read More

Inside Track: Strong work, mentors propel Wickstrom

As Erhardt Construction says goodbye to its longtime chairman and CEO, Joe Erhardt, the company welcomes a familiar face. Ben Wickstrom has served as president since 2011, and as the future owner of the company he’s been a team member of since 1998, he remains committed to teamwork and quality service. Read More

Couple donates $1.5M to college

A West Michigan college will name its technology center after a couple who donated $1.5 million to the school. Read More

Confidence in the city remains high

Three local executives said they don’t know where the city is headed — but they agreed Grand Action has set the stage for future growth. Read More

Report looks at tools in talent battle

As attracting and retaining talent remains the top priority of CEOs, a new survey shows Michigan employers are more aware of the importance of competitive benefits and compensation than the national average. Read More

Emails trip up municipal officials

A recent unpublished opinion by the Michigan Court of Appeals is a good reminder that deliberation is deliberation, no matter the venue. Read More

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