August 23

Developer plans downtown bar and grill

A developer has purchased a two-story building downtown, where it plans to replace a now-closed bar and grill with a new one. Read More

Home improvement retailer opens store

A company that reclaims building materials has opened a local home improvement store. Read More

Developer plots 200-acre community

A developer is planning to build out a community of manufactured homes for seniors in the area. Read More

ArtPrize names real estate sponsor

The world’s largest art prize has named its real estate sponsor for 2014. Read More

RFID maker earns patent for packaging product

A radio frequency identification company has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent Office for its packaging product that's designed to improve security and brand authenticity across the entire supply chain. Read More

Backyard Bourbon BBQ smokes downtown

The B.O.B. is hosting its Backyard Bourbon BBQ on Saturday. Read More

Griffins name assistant coaches

The two spots left vacant on the Grand Rapids Griffins bench earlier this summer have been filled by a pair of local hockey coaches. Read More

E-cigarette maker signs Mischa Barton for campaign

Actress Mischa Barton will be touring the U.K. countryside to find the next face of “vaping” for a maker of e-cigarettes. Read More

New Holland Brewing names VP of marketing

The new VP of marketing for New Holland Brewing Co. has been promoting craft beer brands on the West Coast. Read More

List Store

2014 Book of Lists

2014 Top Area Life Sciences Support Firms

2014 Top Area Office Buildings

2014 Office Cleaning Companies

2014 Stock Brokerage Firms

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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.
grbj50miw   The 50 Most 
Influential Women
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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Legislators have crowned themselves as king

The Michigan Senate last week approved legislation along party lines which, if passed by the House, will supersede a Nov. 4 state ballot question posed for voters.

‘Grand bargain’ will be a bargain for the whole state

Detroit is showing the world what it can do.

Another young man of color is dead

The events in Ferguson, Mo., have been on my mind and heart and I am deeply saddened.

Listen for hidden meanings in business communications

Listen closely to what someone is saying to you. It can be costly if you are not paying attention.
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GRM July 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.