March 28

Frozen custard and steakburger chain opens location

A restaurant franchise opened its second location in Grand Rapids today. Read More

Italian restaurant opening downtown

A restaurant group plans to open a new Italian restaurant downtown this spring. Read More

Car dealers adapt to changing times

As many big-box retailers struggle across the nation, automotive dealers also face a time of uncertainty. Read More

Companies investing $173M in dairy plant

A state-backed, $3.7-million upgrade to a 100-acre dairy processing plant in the area is expected to spur a $173-million investment by a pair of dairy companies. Read More

Brewery releasing limited-edition Mexican Spice Cake stout

A West Michigan brewery will release a new variant of its best-selling beer this weekend. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Jermale Eddie of Malamiah Juice Bar

Jermale Eddie — the co-founder of Malamiah Juice Bar — is the featured guest in episode 27 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Tech company hires VP of marketing

A local technology company has hired its new vice president of marketing from the nonprofit sector. Read More

Association names Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

A statewide association has named a group of the best workplaces in West Michigan. Read More

Truck supplier closing plant and laying off workers

A global supplier to the truck industry is closing a plant in the region, a move it said will affect all of its employees there. Read More

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GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
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See profiles of our Newsmaker finalists.
TWOB 2017   Top Women Owned
Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2017 Top Women Owned Businesses honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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Kent County census increase signals a strong economy

After a period of comparative decline, business exports once again are climbing, and West Michigan industries are contributing to Michigan’s increasing numbers.

Low wages causing the skilled trades shortages?

The Grand Rapids Business Journal recently published an op-ed and comment that lays out the two most likely reasons for more demand by employers for skilled trades workers in manufacturing and construction than there are qualified applicants for those jobs.

How to qualify as a woman-owned small business

The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program, established in February 2011 through the U.S. Small Business Administration, was designed to provide women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses with assistance in competing for business with the federal government.
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GRM February 2016   Grand Rapids Magazine

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