November 29

Retailer donates up to $400K of toy sales

A retailer has committed to give up to $400,000 from its toy sales this holiday season to children’s gift-giving charities. Read More

Ecommerce retailer launches spice store

A niche online seller of vanilla baking products is expanding into multiple culinary markets with the launch of a new brand and online store with more than 400 “hard-to-find” spices and cooking ingredients. Read More

Education 'hub' pays $7.5M for Steelcase Pyramid

A group is planning to transform the landmark Steelcase Pyramid building and surrounding 181 acres into a campus-size “hub” of education. Read More

Environmental firm wins $400K project

An environmental consulting firm has been named the primary contractor on a $400,000 project by the Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. Read More
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Metal fabricator upgrades operation for OEMs

A metal fabricator has invested in new production equipment to meet the requirements of manufacturing clients “pushing” to receive better parts with shorter turnaround times. Read More
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Paper supplier rolls out vitamin C-based receipts

A paper supplier in the region is rolling out a line of yellow-hued receipts that are made with vitamin c instead of phenol chemicals. Read More
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Health information exchange shares medication histories

A health information exchange has partnered with a maker of health care software to provide its statewide membership with a platform that delivers patients' "comprehensive" medication histories. Read More
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Partners start real estate firm

A pair of real estate executives have partnered to open a residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm. Read More
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Students develop app for in-flight care

A group of college students has worked with a health system's helicopter team to develop a mobile app for in-flight patient care. Read More
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Opinion

Support of local businesses urged as shoppers begin holiday trek

Media’s focus this week is undoubtedly less on Thanksgiving gatherings of friends and families, and more on a heaping helping of big box retailers’ “Black Friday” deals and holiday revenues.
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Compromise works in sausage-making and politics

As a high school senior, I took a short stint as a sausage-maker in a Cascade butcher shop.
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Tax changes affect family business, but there’s still time to plan

For most of us (or perhaps all of us), writing checks to the IRS does not make our Top Ten list of things we look forward to.
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