September 30

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

Low-sodium meat attracts health industry

Several years ago, Ada Valley Meat Co. listened to the health care industry, and this year it finally paid off in a big way. Read More

Family entertainment center targets 28th Street

A chain of family entertainment centers — where customers “eat, drink, play and watch” — is planning to open a location on 28th Street. Read More

Craft spirits maker releases brandy

Two lakeshore beverage companies have teamed up for a Colonial-era treat. Read More
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Start Garden invests $20K more in high school coaching site

A web application designed to help high school coaches with player engagement and development has proceeded to the next level of funding from Start Garden. Read More
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Logistics company ranks among 'Top 100'

A third-party logistics and cold storage provider has earned spots on a pair of “Top 100” rankings by industry trade publications. Read More
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Ex-Kent County commissioner pleads guilty

An ex-Kent County commissioner has pleaded guilty to two felony charges while working for a Catholic cemetery. Read More
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By AP

Oil and gas production boosts Michigan economy

An American Petroleum Institute representative in Grand Rapids earlier this month said technological innovation in oil and gas extraction is “changing the entire vision of our energy future and opening vast new possibilities” for economic growth. Read More
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Inside Track: Chef turns his focus to teaching life skills to local youths

The charred remains of Tommy Fitzgerald’s boyhood home have served as an unlikely spark for helping to steer teens’ lives in a constructive direction — and the reason he recently closed his downtown café. Read More
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2014 Book of Lists

2014 Top Area Food Service Companies

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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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Opinion

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.
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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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Poll

Will you visit The Tin Can bar — with "80 different cans o' beer" — planned for downtown Grand Rapids?
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Gemini Publications

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.