January 25

Health system sells 80-percent stake to public company

A health system is selling an 80-percent stake in its hospital, neighborhood outpatient centers and affiliated assets to one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the country. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks 69th in world for economic growth rate

With economic indicator levels outpacing the national economy, the Grand Rapids metro is also growing at a faster rate than Shanghai and other major markets across the globe. Read More

Grand Rapids Magazine names best restaurants

Grand Rapids Magazine has named the winner of its Restaurant of the Year award — and the best restaurants of their kind. Read More

Bank closes six branches

A bank is closing six branches and consolidating them into other locations in response to “changing transaction patterns” by customers. Read More

Hotel ranks No. 1 in chain

A hotel has used a guest-feedback system to help it earn the No. 1 spot for customer satisfaction among other properties in its chain. Read More

PR firm names managing director

A public relations firm has expanded its management team. Read More

Food maker launches website on breakfast

A food maker has launched a website all about breakfast to elicit feedback from consumers and tell its stories. Read More

TEDxGrandRapids opens applications

The opportunity has arrived to be in the audience at this year’s TEDxGrandRapids event. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks among worst economically for African-Americans

For all of its growth in recent years, Grand Rapids still has a long way to go to make itself more economically friendly for African-Americans. Read More

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Heartwell’s call for additional climate action by private sector sets new bar

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell outlined his priorities for the city in his annual — and last — address, once again challenging both the private and public sectors to accomplish new objectives related to environmental preservation issues.

Low wages are major impediment to labor supply

Gov. Rick Snyder has made clear that one of his top priorities is career technical education for the skilled trades, particularly in construction, manufacturing and agriculture.

To make a difference, we must view things differently

We often receive an unexpected boost from motivational quotes.
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