October 21

University builds $1.2M stained-glass windows

A Danish artist is shedding light on a university’s planned $15-million chapel by creating a $1.2-million set of handcrafted stained-glass windows with about 4,000 pieces of glass. Read More

MCOY Awards names familiar winner

At an event that’s been referred to as the “Golden Globes for general contractors," Michigan’s longest-standing commercial contractor took home the big prize. Read More

Second Grand Rapids BRT route is in motion

The Rapid is one step closer to bringing a second bus rapid transit line to Grand Rapids. Read More

Retailer rolls out everyday meal options

A retailer has rolled out a “first-of-its-kind” initiative that blends its stores and online presence to help customers make everyday meals. Read More
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Chamber produces Minority Business Showcase

In a community striving to diversify its talent landscape, an upcoming event is seeking to amplify the voices of West Michigan’s diverse talent. Read More
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Startup recycles food waste

A startup is developing an indoor composting system to give food waste a second life. Read More
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Cancer consortium names Kent County supervisor to board

A Kent County Health Department supervisor with a diverse public health background is joining the board of the Michigan Cancer Consortium. Read More
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Davenport launches online competency-based MBA degree

Business professionals interested in earning an MBA can now be graded based on their proficiency of material rather than time spent in a classroom. Read More
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Inside Track: Perseverance trumps upbringing for Blackford Capital director

In high school, Jeff Helminski told his class he was going to be an entrepreneur like Donald Trump. Read More
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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.
40 Under Forty 2014   40 Under 
Forty 2014
Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2014 40 Under Forty honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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Opinion

Cost of disease, suffering escalates with ignorance and fear

The Ebola crisis makes obvious the interconnectedness of the human race
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Investment in electronic transmission infrastructure powers growth

I noted with great interest that the leading mandate out of the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum was a call to action on needed investment in the state’s infrastructure.
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Family-owned businesses need family meetings

Research tells us there are three key factors for the perpetuation of a family-owned business: having a strategic plan for the business, using a board that includes outside directors, and holding family meetings.
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GRM October 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.