November 24

Urban café opens doors

Nearly a year after burning to the ground, a café in Grand Rapids is now ready for business. Read More

Medical firm acquires majority stake in surgical center

A local medical firm is now the majority owner of a surgical center in the area. Read More

Company building $22M senior living community

Construction has begun on a new $22-million senior living facility in town. Read More

Ice cream maker creating up to 30 jobs

An ice cream maker in the region is planning to add up to 30 jobs. Read More

Self-taught woman teaches Barfly a lesson

After eight years of working as a bartender, Autumn Sands said she couldn’t help feeling guilty about the amount of non-biodegradable materials she contributed to landfills. Read More

Furniture maker partners with lighting company

A local office furniture maker is now offering decorative lighting products made by an Italian company. Read More
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Residential real estate firm building office

A residential real estate firm is constructing a new building in the area that will house one of its offices and feature several retail spaces. Read More
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Nonprofit honors supporters at Night of Gratitude

A local nonprofit honored three organizations during its Night of Gratitude event. Read More
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College earns $1.3M grant to assist veterans

A local college will use a $1.3-million grant to establish a program for military veterans. Read More
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Beer industry raises funds for food banks

A beer-based fundraising campaign has brewed up support for food banks. Read More
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Grand Rapids plans to increase water and sewer rates

The city has released a preliminary study recommending increases to water and sewer rates, beginning in January. Read More
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Drug maker sells business unit for $110M

A drug maker in the region has completed the sale of one of its businesses for $110 million. Read More
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M&A exec wins Deal Professional of the Year award

A mergers and acquisitions executive has been honored by an industry publication for his work closing financial transactions. Read More
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Snack brand testing Thanksgiving-themed chips

A snack brand is testing a limited-edition chip product that tastes like Thanksgiving dinner. Read More
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Grand Rapids FC hires women's coach

There's a new coach of the Grand Rapids Football Club’s women’s team. Read More
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Grocery chain releases corporate responsibility report

A locally based grocery chain is sharing details of its efforts to support local farmers and food makers, give back to the community and promote sustainability. Read More
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Housing Next hires first director

The Housing Next Leadership Council has named its first director. Read More
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Goals to measure effectiveness key in solving affordable housing issue

Two very different meetings were held a day apart last week to give community discussion to the increasingly obvious affordable housing issue in Grand Rapids.
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