September 26

Anheuser-Busch InBev acquires remaining stake in hard cider maker

Anheuser-Busch InBev has acquired the remaining stake in a West Michigan hard cider maker. 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

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

Electrical firms planning merger

A pair of local electrical firms are planning to merge. Read More

Fuel distributor acquires company

A local fuel distributor has acquired a company in the region. Read More

College to honor furniture maker CEO

The CEO of an office furniture maker has been selected as the recipient of an award for professional success and community service. Read More

Hispanic chamber launches foundation

A local chamber of commerce has formed a foundation that will fund services for Latinos in the business and educational communities. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Tim Gortsema of the Grand Rapids Griffins

Tim Gortsema — president of the Grand Rapids Griffins — is the featured guest in episode 53 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

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

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

Winery appoints VP

A winery in the region has named its new vice president. Read More

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

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

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

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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