July 6

Hoping to hit all the high notes

Hundreds of years ago, opera was the main form of entertainment for many populations across the globe. Read More

City plans $11M redevelopment of arena

After an anonymous donation of roughly $2 million, a city in the region has announced its plan to redevelop an iconic structure in its downtown. Read More

Plastics maker invests $14M in expansion

A maker of plastic parts for multiple industries is planning to expand its plant in the area and create 54 jobs. Read More

Specialty practice has eye on vision therapy

Dan Fortenbacher changed the name of his optometry practice in 2000 because he wanted it to reflect how his patients felt after receiving treatment. Read More

Inside Track: Engaging the community

Jesse Bernal recognizes it is the impact of the individual that provides direct meaning for his commitment to social justice. Read More

Children’s Healing Center provides germ-free space

West Michigan will welcome a new addition to the field of health care this fall when the first recreational center for children with weak immune systems opens its doors. Read More

$14M to meet city’s floodwall conditions

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, released its draft report, Levee Analysis and Mapping Plan for the Grand River in the City of Grand Rapids, last week, which provides the city with information on necessary improvements to meet the organization’s floodwall requirements. Read More

Build-a-thon challenges to re-imagine Muskegon Heights

A new two-day event challenges teams of professionals to redesign architectural structures in downtown Muskegon Heights to bring health and economic vitality back to the city. Read More

Summit encourages West Michigan to rethink dementia

More than 120 community members and leaders from health care, business, philanthropy, education and research gathered at a day-long inaugural summit recently to envision and foster a collaborative and dementia-friendly culture in West Michigan. Read More

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Special Publications

GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
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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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City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion

Grand Rapids city commissioners are considering a wide-ranging distortion and redistribution of parking areas and rates along with behavior modification methods in a comparatively short range of time, and are further advised by an outside consultant that part of the solution is city-run alternative modes of transportation and an entire new division of parking services.

International trade and investment activities are here to stay

Over the 20 years I have contributed to this column, we have discussed the global economy and how businesses in West Michigan are impacted by trade and tax policy.

Be clear on design responsibility

I want to build a building, and I want you to design it.
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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.