February 27

Student boarders ride growth wave

An action sports program at Forest Hills Public Schools has grown exponentially in two years and is attracting new professional partnerships. Read More

Department store chain closing locations

A department store chain with locations across West Michigan has major consolidation plans. Read More

Bank signs lease to anchor downtown landmark

A bank is set to be the anchor tenant of a newly renovated downtown building. Read More

Literacy program cultivates ‘hidden talent’ in employees

The Literacy Center of West Michigan realized 16 years ago that the workforce was full of employees with untapped leadership potential: those who struggle with literacy. Read More

Kentwood kicks off anniversary celebrations

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Kentwood City Commission held its first meeting in the halls of Bowen Elementary School on Feb. 27, 1967. On Feb. 27, 2017, the city is coming full circle. Read More

Website helps students determine career

Students in Kentucky are using software from a Grand Rapids developer to determine what career their future might hold. Read More

Inside Track: With second opportunity, attorney answers the call

Seven months in, Anita Hitchcock couldn’t be happier with her new role as Grand Rapids city attorney. Read More

Project examines barriers for women of color

Shannon Cohen and Pat Sosa VerDuin want women of color in the West Michigan business community to been seen and heard. Read More

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GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
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See profiles of our Newsmaker finalists.
40 Under Forty   40 Under
Forty 2016
Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2016 40 Under Forty honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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Educated workforce trumps low tax rates

The Michigan House of Representatives late last week did not approve an income tax cut that would have lowered the 4.25 percent tax to 4.05 percent by 2019 and then to 3.9 percent by 2021.

Letter: Recent changes at Davenport University not reflected in story

The Feb. 17 article “What will you be making at 34?” created a very inaccurate portrait of Davenport University, one of the few institutions of higher education in the state of Michigan with the specific, stated mission of preparing students for well-paying careers.

Virtual reality could expose auto suppliers to new claims of false advertising

Automotive suppliers and manufacturers around the world are getting on the virtual and augmented reality bandwagon.
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GRM February 2016   Grand Rapids Magazine

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