October 25

College steps into $7M athletic building

A college is preparing to unveil the roughly $7-million athletic building it began constructing last fall. Read More

University wins silver for $1.7M construction project

A university in the region has cut the energy usage at its honors college by 50 percent after a $1.7-million renovation and expansion project that earned the school its latest LEED certification. Read More

Developers target Grand Rapids' 'next great neighborhood'

The historic Creston neighborhood in northeast Grand Rapids is set to see three projects under development that will create new apartments, a rooftop bar and retail space — which city officials believe will help transform ... Read More

Trampoline park takes next leap

An international franchise of trampoline centers is expanding in the region. Read More
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Wolverine Worldwide appoints woman to board

The latest member of Wolverine Worldwide's board of directors is a senior executive at a Fortune 500 software maker. Read More
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Home design show visits city

Need ideas on how to turn your house into a home? Read More
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University wins first place for student-retention program

A pair of staff members at a university in the region have won a first-place award from a regional association of deans for their strategy to help retain business students on academic probation. Read More
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Prison site locks in $34.6M energy services contract

A prison site in the region is about to undergo significant energy improvements, with guaranteed savings, thanks to a $34.6-million contract the state has signed with an energy services provider with a mid-Michigan presence. Read More
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Startup discovers hit songs

One part fantasy football league and one part stock market, a new social gaming platform allows music fans to show off their ear for the next Billboard hit. Read More
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2014 Book of Lists

2014 Top Area Food Service Companies

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Special Publications

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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Editor's Picks

Gemini Publications

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.