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Insurer donates 45 acres to university

A national multi-line insurer has donated 45 acres of land in the area to a university to help it expand its athletic complex. Read More

Brewery multiplies capacity

A downtown brewery is planning to get larger — much larger. Read More

Is Michigan a startup state?

A conversation about growing Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem kicked off a conference Sunday in Grand Rapids — designed to align legislative policies with economic development initiatives in West Michigan. Read More

Health provider plans $11.2M construction project

A health care provider along the lakeshore is planning an $11.2-million renovation and expansion project to enhance its delivery of nursing home, rehabilitation and dementia services. Read More

Building materials supplier acquires distributor

A Wisconsin-based supplier of building materials has acquired a distributor that’s served the West Michigan market for 110 years. Read More

Feds award $3.2M to university for low-income program

A university in the region is getting $3.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education — for a program to increase the graduation rate for students who come from low-income families or underrepresented backgrounds. Read More

Judge upholds $5.5M jury verdict

A judge has upheld a $5.5-million jury verdict for a former farm equipment dealer after a local law firm contended with 15 months of post-judgment motions. Read More

Grilled cheese franchise maps location

A grilled cheese sandwich franchise didn’t “cut corners” in selecting the site for one of the restaurants it’s planning in the region. Read More

ArtPrize names juried finalists

ArtPrize 2014 is one step closer to naming its juried winners. Read More

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Special Publications

GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
of the Year
Who made news in 2013?
See profiles of our Newsmaker finalists and Impact Award winner.
grbj50miw   The 50 Most 
Influential Women
Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 2014 “The 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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CON attack is costly to West Michigan businesses

Yet another health care system is attempting to circumvent the Michigan Certificate of Need process, and in so doing actually underscores the obvious necessity of Michigan’s process.

Fences or flamingoes: Be sure you know your homeowner association rules

A new homeowner moves into a neighborhood governed by a private association, receives an invitation to a potluck that doubles as an annual meeting and shows up with a bottle of wine and a dish to pass.
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Will you visit The Tin Can bar — with "80 different cans o' beer" — planned for downtown Grand Rapids?
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GRM July 2014   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 Summer 2014   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.