July 6

Bayer invests $50M in plant

A subsidiary of Bayer is planning a $50-million expansion at its herbicide plant in the region. Read More

Hoping to hit all the high notes

Hundreds of years ago, opera was the main form of entertainment for many populations across the globe. Read More

City plans $11M redevelopment of arena

After an anonymous donation of roughly $2 million, a city in the region has announced its plan to redevelop an iconic structure in its downtown. Read More

Auctioneer sells putt-putt course assets

If you ever wanted to take something home from a putt-putt course, now’s your chance. Read More

LPGA tournament awards sponsor exemptions

Two collegiate golfers have qualified for a local LPGA tournament being played later this month. Read More

Inside Track: Engaging the community

Jesse Bernal recognizes it is the impact of the individual that provides direct meaning for his commitment to social justice. Read More

Casino reports data breach

A casino in the region is investigating a data breach that may have affected tens of thousands of people. Read More

Gun Lake Casino wins in federal court

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) David Patchak, the former Wayland Township trustee who has been waging a personal court battle against Gun Lake Casino since 2008, has lost in federal court again. Read More

Specialty practice has eye on vision therapy

Dan Fortenbacher changed the name of his optometry practice in 2000 because he wanted it to reflect how his patients felt after receiving treatment. Read More

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GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
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City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion

Grand Rapids city commissioners are considering a wide-ranging distortion and redistribution of parking areas and rates along with behavior modification methods in a comparatively short range of time, and are further advised by an outside consultant that part of the solution is city-run alternative modes of transportation and an entire new division of parking services.

International trade and investment activities are here to stay

Over the 20 years I have contributed to this column, we have discussed the global economy and how businesses in West Michigan are impacted by trade and tax policy.

Be clear on design responsibility

I want to build a building, and I want you to design it.
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