May 3

Feds impose sanction on hard cider maker

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting a hard cider maker in the region from “operating in the produce industry.” Read More

Software firm invests $2.9M in expansion, 33 jobs

A software development firm is investing $2.9 million to move into a larger space down the street and create roughly 33 new jobs. Read More

Perrigo rejects latest acquisition offer

A rival drug maker has upped its bid for over-the-counter medicine maker Perrigo, but Perrigo continues to refuse the company’s unsolicited offers. Read More

Appliance maker rolls out five-door refrigerator

A refrigerator’s job is to keep foods fresh and organized, which is why an appliance maker is introducing a “first-of-its-kind” five-door refrigerator. Read More

Downtown Grand Rapids names Movies in the Park

Get your popcorn ready, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., also known as DGRI, has announced its Movies in the Park lineup. Read More

Ford airport books best-ever month

Passenger rates are taking off at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, with the airport experiencing its busiest month in history in March. Read More

LPGA tournament opens 5k

A golf tournament has opened up registration for its 5k run and walk. Read More

Developer sells land in Chicago market to health system

A developer in the region has sold land in a master-planned development in suburban Chicago to one of the nation’s largest health systems. Read More

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