April 16

Denim store fits into downtown

A homegrown denim retailer is moving into downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

TEDxGrandRapids reveals speakers

Entrepreneurs, designers and the founder of TED are just some of the talented people who will be joining the Grand Rapids community this spring for the TEDxGrandRapids conference. Read More

Could Russia impact West Michigan?

In short, yes: West Michigan could feel the impact of U.S. sanctions against Russia, particularly if sanctions targeting specific industries are imposed. Read More

Local First overhauls sustainability conference

Local First is changing the format of its annual sustainability conference. Read More

University wins third consecutive project management competition

A team of students claimed first place at a project management competition on Monday — and picked up the third consecutive win for their university. Read More

Custer names CFO

Custer Workplace Interiors has added a former Steelcase product manager to its roster. Read More

Kendall College greets interim president with no-confidence vote

The faculty and senate at Kendall College of Art and Design don’t have confidence in the interim president. Read More

Breweries medal at World Beer Cup

Four breweries in the region returned from the World Beer Cup with medals. Read More

Police use tear gas on university students

Police used tear gas over the weekend to quell a disturbance by a crowd of university students. 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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Expanding research hub will drive region’s economy

In 2010, Michigan State University, in a landmark decision, greatly raised the profile of the Medical Mile and Michigan’s Life Sciences Corridor with its opening of the College of Human Medicine’s Secchia Center across from Van Andel Institute.

Michigan: a laggard, not a leader

Listening to the press, elected officials in Lansing and Michigan business leaders, one gets the sense that Michigan has one of — if not the — best state economies.

Where have all the leaders gone? Look in the mirror

Our world needs strong, unwavering leadership more than ever.
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GRM April 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 Spring 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.