June 30

Software maker closes $4.6M in funding

A maker of IT management software has closed a $4.6-million Series A round to fund product development, growing demand and international operations. Read More

Founders uses window of opportunity

Despite growing to be the 17th largest craft brewery — No. 23 overall — in the country last year, Founders Brewing Co. is about to embark on a scale that is new to the company. Read More

Auto supplier invests $25M in plant

A maker of lithium-ion batteries for the auto industry plans to invest $25 million in its plant in the region and host a job fair on Tuesday. Read More

Meijer store earns Michigan Historical Marker

The state has marked one Meijer store’s place in history. Read More
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Billboards paint Grand Rapids as art city

Five local artists have been given the opportunity to celebrate Grand Rapids with billboards that will be featured along Michigan highways this summer. Read More
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Cornerstone University names EVP of academics

A man with more than 28 years of experience in higher education is the new executive vice president for academics at Cornerstone University and dean of its Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Read More
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Planning the Michigan marijuana industry

Three organizations — only one of which is revealing its financial backers at this point — claim to be working on plans for the commercialization of fully legalized recreational marijuana in Michigan. Read More
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First & Main brings small town vibe to senior communities

An assisted living and memory care community anticipated to open this fall will not only provide clinical care, but also main street amenities and technology. Read More
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2015 Book of Lists

Top Area Law Firms

Top Area Commercial Real Estate Brokers

Top Area Employee Benefits Consultants

Top Area Banks

Top Area Credit Unions

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Special Publications

GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
of the Year
Who made news in 2014?
See profiles of our Newsmaker finalists and Impact Award winner.
40 Under Forty 2014   40 Under 
Forty 2014
Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2014 40 Under Forty honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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Opinion

Power of partnerships moves economic needle to unforeseen heights

Grand Rapids Business Journal opined in 2000 that Jay Van Andel’s gift of the $60 million Van Andel Institute could be considered a far-reaching legacy not just for Grand Rapids but for the state and the world.
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Many savings options are available when it comes to roads

Editor: As a small business owner recently on a sales call in Battle Creek, I was amused to witness four Michigan State Police Suburbans parked outside a restaurant during the lunch hour left running while four state police officers dined on their chosen fare.

Eyes on the road (restrictions)

You have found the perfect building for your client to own or occupy. Your client’s business depends on large trucks to carry materials to and from its site.
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Poll

Are you more likely to buy from a company that gives a percentage of its sales or income to charity?
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UPCOMING

Editor's Picks

Gemini Publications

GRM June 2015   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 2015 Summer   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.