September 26

Bank forms foundation

A bank with a major presence in the region has created a foundation for charitable giving in the communities it serves. Read More

Children’s museum eyes attendance

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) After just more than a year in a light-filled office with windows overlooking children at play, Maggie Lancaster’s enthusiasm for her job is palpable. Read More

Grocer rolls out 'perfectly imperfect' produce

A locally based grocer has rolled out a new line of “perfectly imperfect” produce for customers. Read More

Retailer opening downtown grocery store and restaurant

A local retailer is opening a new downtown grocery store and restaurant. Read More

Developer opens urban event center

One of Grand Rapids’ historic landmarks is now its newest event center. Read More

College building $3M manufacturing lab downtown

A college is building a manufacturing training lab downtown to address the shortage of skilled trades and engineering workers. Read More
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West Michigan cities rank among tops for 'discretionary income'

A new report that takes salaries, cost of living and taxes into account ranks Michigan the No. 1 state in the U.S. for discretionary income — with several West Michigan cities also ranked highly. Read More
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Chamber honors ATHENA winners

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner of its ATHENA Young Professional Award and the recipients of five scholarships. Read More
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Winery appoints VP

A winery in the region has named its new vice president. Read More
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Prehistoric find doesn’t stop building

Joe Siereveld didn’t know what to expect when he got a call from one of his excavators saying they had dug up something curious. Read More
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Fremont biodigester reopens

After sitting idle for more than two years, a biodigester in Fremont is open again under new ownership and management. Read More
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Hospice provider targets quality initiatives

On the heels of an office expansion in May, Grand Rapids-based Emmanuel Hospice plans to increase its grief support programming, music therapy and community education services in the coming year. Read More
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Inside Track: Strong work, mentors propel Wickstrom

As Erhardt Construction says goodbye to its longtime chairman and CEO, Joe Erhardt, the company welcomes a familiar face. Ben Wickstrom has served as president since 2011, and as the future owner of the company he’s been a team member of since 1998, he remains committed to teamwork and quality service. Read More
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Couple donates $1.5M to college

A West Michigan college will name its technology center after a couple who donated $1.5 million to the school. Read More
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Confidence in the city remains high

Three local executives said they don’t know where the city is headed — but they agreed Grand Action has set the stage for future growth. Read More
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Report looks at tools in talent battle

As attracting and retaining talent remains the top priority of CEOs, a new survey shows Michigan employers are more aware of the importance of competitive benefits and compensation than the national average. Read More
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Emails trip up municipal officials

A recent unpublished opinion by the Michigan Court of Appeals is a good reminder that deliberation is deliberation, no matter the venue. Read More
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Lapses in city and private sector leadership critical for Grand Rapids

One could say Grand Rapids is facing an uncertain future.
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