August 16

Firm selling big-box property for $4.2M

A former big-box store in the region is ready for redevelopment. Read More

Construction company rises from ashes

A local construction company’s trial by fire is nearly complete. Read More

Mr. Burger celebrates 50 years

Since opening the first Mr. Burger Restaurant in 1967, the hard work and ambitions of Peter and Maria Christopoulos have grown into a prosperous family business encompassing six restaurants in West Michigan. Read More

Brewery is moving, expanding

A new home is on tap for a brewery in the area. Read More

Breton Village attracts national retailer

A national retailer is setting up shop at Breton Village Mall. Read More

Insurer reports cost calculator saves $6.3M

A local health insurer is reporting its members and the organization itself have saved $6.3 million total since the launch of its cost-calculator tool. Read More

Construction firm hires director of development

A local construction firm has a new director of development. Read More

Sub chain unveiling new look

A chain of fast-food sub restaurants is rolling out its new look at a location in the area. Read More

Grand Rapids' city manager is retiring

Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom has announced his retirement after more than 35 years of government service. Read More

Downtown hosting QuiltWeek

QuiltWeek is bringing thousands of visitors to downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Susan DeVuyst-Miller of Ferris State University

Susan DeVuyst-Miller — an assistant professor at the Ferris State University College of Pharmacy — is the featured guest in episode 47 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

College launches STEM expansion

A local Catholic liberal arts college has announced more upgrades to its campus as it enters the public phase of an ongoing $58-million capital campaign. Read More

Dry cleaner leases new location

An environmentally friendly dry cleaner is set to open a new location. Read More

Downtown mansion gets new life

A local addiction treatment center is opening a new location in a restored mansion downtown. Read More

Landmark bar catches fire

An iconic suburban bar caught fire Monday morning. Read More

DDA approves downtown movie theater project

Plans for a $140-million downtown movie theater project are moving forward. Read More

Signals point to surge in apartment construction

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Despite a relative lull in multifamily residential housing construction at the beginning of 2017, indications point to another surge. Read More

List Store

2017 Top Area Commercial Real Estate Brokers

2017 Top Area General Contractors

2017 Top Area Credit Unions

2017 Top Area Banks

2017 Book of Lists

More Lists


Michigan's longstanding talent issue must be solved

EAgile has ahold of the Radio Frequency Identification technology business, but whether it can continue its success from Michigan underscores the now most profound issue most affecting Michigan businesses, especially as Michigan is compared to other states and the availability of a creative workforce with STEM skills.
More Opinions


Does your sales team embrace the sales mantra always be closing?
View Results Poll Archive


Editor's Picks