November 26

Education 'hub' pays $7.5M for Steelcase Pyramid

A group is planning to transform the landmark Steelcase Pyramid building and surrounding 181 acres into a campus-size “hub” of education. Read More

Oprah Winfrey Network premieres show by 'pastor emeritus'

The founding pastor of a church in the area is going big time with a show on cable TV. Read More

Amway releases Global Entrepreneurship Report

Amway has released its Global Entrepreneurship Report — which examines whether entrepreneurs are born or made and what drives someone to launch a business. Read More

Universal Forest acquires $9M packaging supplier

Universal Forest Products has expanded its industrial packaging business in the Midwest. Read More
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Private therapy clinic triples presence

A pediatric clinic specializing in private speech and occupational therapy is moving across town into a space that will triple its size and make room for up to 10 more therapists. Read More
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Brewery secures funds for $40.4M expansion

A brewery embarking on a major expansion project is sourcing funds from multiple sources. Read More
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Judge sentences ex-Kent County commissioner

An ex-Kent County commissioner has been sentenced to jail for taking kickbacks while working in sales. Read More
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By AP

Nonprofit produces Thanksgiving banquet

A nonprofit will feed thousands of people on Thursday. Read More
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Construction supplier creates 'Top 100' tool

If you’re looking for a present for a new homeowner who loves do-it-yourself projects, a local company might have the tool for you. Read More
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Opinion

Support of local businesses urged as shoppers begin holiday trek

Media’s focus this week is undoubtedly less on Thanksgiving gatherings of friends and families, and more on a heaping helping of big box retailers’ “Black Friday” deals and holiday revenues.
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Compromise works in sausage-making and politics

As a high school senior, I took a short stint as a sausage-maker in a Cascade butcher shop.
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Tax changes affect family business, but there’s still time to plan

For most of us (or perhaps all of us), writing checks to the IRS does not make our Top Ten list of things we look forward to.
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