February 26

Department store chain closing locations

A department store chain with locations across West Michigan has major consolidation plans. Read More

Bank signs lease to anchor downtown landmark

A bank is set to be the anchor tenant of a newly renovated downtown building. Read More

Nonprofit finds new home

A nonprofit in town has relocated, thanks to the help of local businesses — including a donated space. Read More

Smoothie café franchise opening location

A smoothie café franchise is opening its next West Michigan location next week. Read More

Tool maker sells to Indiana company

An Indiana-based tool maker expects to strengthen its capabilities after acquiring a similar Grand Rapids company. Read More

Startup partners with crop-protection marketer

A startup developing bio-insecticides for the agriculture industry has partnered with a marketer of crop-protection products to bring a product to market. Read More

Country music festival reveals lineup

A 25-year-old country music festival in the region has revealed the lineup for its two-day event this summer. Read More

Opera Grand Rapids hires artistic director

West Michigan’s professional opera company has hired an artistic director with conducting and leadership experience at institutions all over the world. Read More

Retailer closing stores

A Grand Rapids-based retailer with locations across the region and nation is shutting down after 85 years. Read More

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Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2016 40 Under Forty honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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Educational achievement key in talent shortage problem

Grand Rapids employers universally are impacted by the talent shortage and identify the issue as the top concern in moving their businesses forward or expanding.

It takes a village

Early in 2016, I had that sinking feeling you get as an entrepreneur when you realize you completely underestimated your growing organization’s needs.

Letter: Thank you, GR reps, for supporting clean energy

In December, Gov. Rick Snyder signed bipartisan legislation that will increase Michigan’s use of clean, renewable energy and save Michigan families and businesses money on their electricity bills.

Two tax areas to watch if considering transfer of business

Thinking about transferring your family business interests or other assets this year?
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GRM February 2016   Grand Rapids Magazine

Grand Rapids Magazine is a celebration of all the people, places, art and industry that make this one grand place to live work and play.


  BLUE 2017 Cottages   Michigan Blue Magazine

Michigan BLUE is a lifestyle magazine that’s targeted at those with an affinity for life lived on water and the riches that living in Michigan brings.