December 21

Developer plans up to six retailers on Wealthy Street

One of the minds behind the Wealthy Street and Hall Street bakeries is planning a $2-million project on Wealthy Street with up to seven retail spaces and a pair of apartments. Read More

Student-run portfolio outperforms S&P 500

An investment portfolio run by a group of university students has outperformed the S&P 500 index this semester — and for “several years.” Read More

Brewery sells minority stake to Spanish company

One of the region’s top breweries is selling a 30-percent stake in its business to a brewer based in Madrid — to set its sights on “multi-generational” international growth. Read More

Auto supplier wins Range Rover contract

The 2015 hybrid Range Rover will hit the road with lithium-ion batteries produced in the region. Read More

Retailer surprises shoppers with 'Very Merry' campaign

More than 200 shoppers recently received a big holiday surprise at the checkout lane. Read More

Furniture dealer develops showroom downtown

An office furniture dealer is developing a new multi-purpose space that will allow it to be part of “the downtown Grand Rapids creative community.” Read More

Sales tax increase travels to voters

LANSING — Michigan voters will be asked to pass a sales tax increase as part of a $1.3-billion transportation funding deal approved early Friday by lawmakers — who settled on an all-or-nothing statewide vote to fix deteriorating roads. Read More

Nonprofit wins federal grant for farm-to-table work

A nonprofit has won a federal grant to help expand community supported agriculture in the region. Read More

Grand Rapids Public Museum names VP of development

An executive with more than 10 years of experience in fundraising and development is the new VP of development at Grand Rapids Public Museum. Read More

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2014 Book of Lists

2014 Top Area Food Service Companies

2014 Top Area Property Management Firms

2014 Top Area Graduate Business Degree Programs

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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.
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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2025 goal: Educated and trained workforce

As winter graduates cross public stages this month, Talent 2025 released its most comprehensive report on current and future needs of employers in the 13-county West Michigan region, providing a map from that public stage to careers and jobs.

High-quality child care is good for business

Business managers know this to be true: To prevent absenteeism and turnover among employees with children, it’s vital that workers know their kids are in safe, stable and high-quality child care when they’re away from home.

Have you formed a personal mission statement?

Every organization must have a mission — a vision, a reason for “being.”
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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 Dec 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 Winter 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.