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Grocery store invests $2.5M in renovation

A family owned grocery store has bought the shopping center where it operates, and it's planning a major renovation. Read More

Social center opens off 28th Street

There’s a new rentable venue near 28th Street that offers space for just about anything a diverse community needs. Read More

Guitar school jams downtown

A Holland native is bringing his global guitar business to downtown Grand Rapids to teach the business community how to jam. Read More

University eyes extending urban land deal

A university is ready to negotiate an extension to its agreement with an urban real estate development nonprofit, concerning a four-block parcel of downtown land the school owns in the region. Read More

Dealer expands with used car dealership

A car dealer is expanding in one of its existing markets by opening a used-car dealership. Read More

Lighting manufacturer names GE vet VP of sales

A maker of lighting products has named a new vice president of sales with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Read More

Judge orders Kellogg to end employee lockout

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A judge has ordered the Kellogg Co. to put locked-out employees at a cereal plant back to work. Read More

Judge v. judge: mediation works

Two judges have agreed to a cease-fire in a dispute that reached the state Supreme Court. Read More

Judge sentences self-employed couple to prison

A husband and wife with a pair of small businesses are going to prison for federal tax crimes. Read More

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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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Secchia cites, affirms young business community participants

On the eve of the Aug. 5 primary elections, Grand Rapids Business Journal is earnestly urging participation in voter turnout for the many candidates and issues to be determined by an involved electorate next week, not the least of which is the Michigan property tax proposal.

Michigan's minimum wage and income inequality

No matter how you spin, slice, or season the data, it comes out looking the same: Income disparity has grown since the mid-1970s.

The key to being successful is adapting and evolving

“Your skills suck.” That’s not something you would actually expect to say during an interview.
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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.