September 21

Restaurant plans banquet hall expansion

A lakeshore restaurant is planning to increase its capacity for large events that overlook the water — in response to growing customer demand in the area. Read More

Group plans tiki restaurant and bar downtown

A bar group is planning to open a tiki-themed barbecue restaurant and bar downtown. Read More

Auto supplier plans up to 620 jobs

A supplier of carbon fiber parts to the auto industry is planning to bring up to 620 jobs to the area. Read More

Luxury carpet maker acquires firm for global growth

A maker of custom luxury carpets and rugs is planning to "scale" in the international residential market with a recent acquisition. Read More
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University wins platinum for library

A college library has been designated the first LEED Platinum library in the state. Read More
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Local First throws Lakeshore Street Party

Local First is traveling to a lakeshore town on Saturday to throw an inaugural street party with a diverse lineup of food, beverages, musicians and activities — which reflect the surrounding neighborhoods. Read More
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College plans $7.2M urban campus

A community college is planning to settle into the core of a lakeshore town by acquiring a former newspaper building to accommodate its growth in enrollment and programming. Read More
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Architecture association names award winners

The Grand Rapids chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated several architects, firms and projects last week during its annual Honor Awards Gala. Read More
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Wheel maker drives into market with 300 jobs

A subsidiary of a Chinese wheel maker is planning to enter the state by opening a $140-million plant in the region and creating 300 jobs. Read More
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Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 2014 “The 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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Opinion

WMSBF’s partnerships benefit entire region

Grand Rapids businesses can celebrate another milestone with the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, now marking the 20th year of a partnership between area businesses and the environmental sustainability agency.
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Exit strategies for a family business owner

The manager of a family business who is considering retirement often has four goals: paying as little in taxes as possible, keeping the business in the family, treating heirs fairly, and ensuring competent successor management.
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The cornerstone for successful construction projects

Cranes flocking back to the skyline are bringing life back to West Michigan.
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