April 23

Startup fashions loungewear line

A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a former business attorney in Miami is turning to the fashion industry. Read More

Gourmet pizza chain tops 28th Street

A gourmet pizza chain is delivering its next restaurant to 28th Street. Read More

Health system rates among top 15 in US

A health care system serving the region has been rated among a select national group — for the third time. Read More

E-cigarette maker acquires UK company for $50M

An e-cigarette maker is expanding its penetration into the European market with its fourth acquisition this year. Read More

Bar taps into Midwest

A growing bar chain is tapping farther into the Midwest. Read More

LaughFest reports proceeds

The final numbers are in for Gilda’s LaughFest. Read More

University names FSU provost president

Northern Michigan University in Marquette has named the provost of Ferris State University its 15th president. Read More

State Supreme Court considers online privacy rule

LANSING — After some courts failed to comply with federal law, a proposed rule by the Michigan Supreme Court aims to stop courts from posting individuals’ personal information on the Internet. Read More

Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

A woman who successfully sued the University of Michigan over racial preferences said the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to uphold a state ban on using race in university admissions is a "great victory" for voters and the state. 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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As Michigan rebounds, complacency is the biggest threat

Business Leaders for Michigan revealed its media campaign this month to focus on a cup less than half full of accomplishments it had identified to guide the state to a top 10 status for jobs, personal income and economic health.

The American Dream — possible for everyone?

A number of topics have come together to help shape this article. Maybe the best place to start is by setting the stage about the concept of the American Dream.

Justice, like beauty, often lies in the eye of the beholder

Odd things happen in courtrooms — which is one more reason to wish that spring break vacations in Clearwater Beach, Fla., could last longer than they do.
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GRM April 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 Spring 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.