April 24

Furniture dealer designs co-working space downtown

The second floor of a downtown landmark is being transformed into a co-working space. Read More

Startup fashions loungewear line

A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a former business attorney in Miami is turning to the fashion industry. Read More

Gourmet pizza chain tops 28th Street

A gourmet pizza chain is delivering its next restaurant to 28th Street. Read More

PR firm acquires public affairs agency

A local PR firm’s public affairs practice is now the largest in the state after it acquired a Lansing-based agency. Read More

Whirlpool renews partnership with nonprofit

Whirlpool is renewing its longstanding partnership with a housing nonprofit. Read More

Realtor of the Year assumes reign

In the eyes of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors, 2014 belongs to its Realtor of the Year. Read More

Windmill turns after restoration

A landmark windmill in the region is turning again. Read More

Meijer wins Employer of the Year title from disability advocate

An advocate for people with disabilities believes there was no better employer this past year than Meijer. Read More

List Store

2014 Book of Lists

2014 Top Area Life Sciences Support Firms

2014 Top Area Office Buildings

2014 Office Cleaning Companies

2014 Stock Brokerage Firms

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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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As Michigan rebounds, complacency is the biggest threat

Business Leaders for Michigan revealed its media campaign this month to focus on a cup less than half full of accomplishments it had identified to guide the state to a top 10 status for jobs, personal income and economic health.

The American Dream — possible for everyone?

A number of topics have come together to help shape this article. Maybe the best place to start is by setting the stage about the concept of the American Dream.

Justice, like beauty, often lies in the eye of the beholder

Odd things happen in courtrooms — which is one more reason to wish that spring break vacations in Clearwater Beach, Fla., could last longer than they do.
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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.