February 28

Sports bar chain targets market

A sports bar chain that’s been described as a Scottish-themed version of Hooters is planning to enter the West Michigan market. Read More

Firm plans to redevelop school into urban apartments

A developer is planning to convert a former elementary school into urban affordable apartments for seniors. Read More

Furniture maker invests $8.8M in expansion and 206 jobs

An ergonomic furniture maker is planning to undergo an $8.8-million expansion and create 206 jobs — doubling its size and employment. Read More

Tribe advances plan for $180M casino

A tribe is moving forward with a long-time plan for a casino in the region on land it has owned for years. Read More
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Senior living nonprofit hosts job fair

A senior living nonprofit will host a job fair on Monday to fill 50 to 75 health care positions at its campuses in the area. Read More
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Truck driver staffing firm pulls into market

A staffing firm specializing in commercial drivers has pulled into the West Michigan market. Read More
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Metal components maker names GM

There’s a new general manager at a maker of coated and non-coated metal wear components that serves multiple industries. Read More
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Nonprofit receives $106K grant from drug maker

A nonprofit medical clinic is building on two successful years of cardiovascular health outreach and educational programming to local residents as it receives its third-consecutive grant from a national foundation. Read More
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IT firm names COO

The new chief operating officer at an IT firm has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Read More
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The state shell game with tax funds is nuts

A pall was cast on the beginning of Gov. Rick Snyder’s second term with the announcement from State Budget Director John Roberts revealing the state was $289 million short of projections in the current budget and $527 million below expectations for next year.
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Bring in people with updated skills to drive new business

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Answer the door whenever opportunity knocks

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