October 20

MCOY Awards names familiar winner

At an event that’s been referred to as the “Golden Globes for general contractors," Michigan’s longest-standing commercial contractor took home the big prize. Read More

WMU’s aviation capital outlay receives endorsement

A university nationally recognized for its aeronautics program is pursuing state funding for a $19 million expansion and renovation project for its aviation facility to accommodate projected industry growth for maintenance technicians. Read More

Life in the fast lane might be two-wheeled in the future

The word is out from Grand Rapids City Hall to all motorists: As of Nov. 1, don’t even think of parking in any of the new bicycle-only lanes on the streets. Read More

Inside Track: Perseverance trumps upbringing for Blackford Capital director

In high school, Jeff Helminski told his class he was going to be an entrepreneur like Donald Trump. Read More
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Second Grand Rapids BRT route is in motion

The Rapid is one step closer to bringing a second bus rapid transit line to Grand Rapids. Read More
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Davenport launches online competency-based MBA degree

Business professionals interested in earning an MBA can now be graded based on their proficiency of material rather than time spent in a classroom. Read More
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Brewers join push to save Great Lakes

Grand Rapids is a hub of water conservation efforts this year. Read More
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GR Forward is now open for business

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has opened its temporary GR Forward Open House center in downtown Grand Rapids, where the public can learn about plans for the future of downtown as well as the Grand River corridor and GR Public Schools Museum School and Innovation Central High. Read More
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Not everybody is gung-ho for bike-only lanes

First Ward City Commissioner Walt Gutowski Jr., who owns a business on Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids, was asked what he thought of the city’s explosion of bike-only lanes, which tend to eliminate some curbside parking. Read More
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GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
of the Year
Who made news in 2013?
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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Opinion

Cost of disease, suffering escalates with ignorance and fear

The Ebola crisis makes obvious the interconnectedness of the human race
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Investment in electronic transmission infrastructure powers growth

I noted with great interest that the leading mandate out of the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum was a call to action on needed investment in the state’s infrastructure.
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Family-owned businesses need family meetings

Research tells us there are three key factors for the perpetuation of a family-owned business: having a strategic plan for the business, using a board that includes outside directors, and holding family meetings.
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Will you visit The Tin Can bar — with "80 different cans o' beer" — planned for downtown Grand Rapids?
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GRM October 2014   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 Summer 2014   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.