September 2

HopCat plans 30 locations across US

A bar chain with millions in fresh capital is speeding up its nationwide expansion. Read More

Restaurant ranks among best for 'foodies' in US

A local restaurant is considered one of the 100 best in the nation. Read More

Michigan-made retailer moves into downtown

A retailer of Michigan-made food and gifts that's committed to supporting “local entrepreneurs and artisans” is opening a location downtown. Read More

Retailer counts down to 'Force Friday'

“The Force” will be strong with a retailer this fall. Read More

Tube maker completes $1.4M warehouse

A maker of perforated steel tubes has completed a new $1.4-million warehouse, which will free up space at its nearby plant, allowing the company to take on additional business. Read More

Grand Rapids hosts Aging2.0 pitch competition

Entrepreneurs will be downtown next week pitching their best ideas for new products and services for an aging population. Read More

First Steps names executive director

A new voice for early childhood services in Kent County is about to be heard. Read More

Ex-restaurant owner pleads guilty to fraud

The former owner of a restaurant in the region has pleaded guilty to fraud. Read More

Construction firm names CFO

A construction firm has a new financial leader with construction and corporate experience. Read More

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2015 Book of Lists

Top Area Senior Residential Communities

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Special Publications

GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
of the Year
Who made news in 2014?
See profiles of our Newsmaker finalists and Impact Award winner.
40 Under Forty 2014   40 Under 
Forty 2014
Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2014 40 Under Forty honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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Regard employment rates with caution

Month-end employment rates are likely to give politicians an excuse to imagine there is some credit due them rather than the Michigan employers creating jobs.

Successful transition planning: the future of a family business

According to the Family Firm Institute, only 30 percent of family businesses survive into the second generation, and by the third generation, only 12 percent remain viable.

Letter: Editorial based on assumptions does not serve public interest

Editor: On Aug. 24, the Grand Rapids Business Journal issued an inaccurate, misleading editorial (“Kent County administrator’s request for tax increase should be scrubbed”) regarding the Kent County 2016 budget process and talk of a tax increase. I want to set the record straight.
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GRM June 2015   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 2015 Summer   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.