May 5

Downtown restaurant revamps menu

The menu at a highly rated downtown restaurant has undergone a major Latin infusion. Read More

Poultry industry on alert for bird flu

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A new strain of bird flu suspected of being spread by migrating waterfowl is decimating commercial poultry operations in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, but has not yet been reported ... Read More

Inside Track: Change agent for inclusion

The day the Business Journal sat down with Sonya Hughes, Grand Valley State University’s Johnson Center had just released its VoiceGR survey, which found that racism is “very much an issue” for 11 percent of ... Read More

Title agency expands out of state

A title agency is putting down roots in a major Midwest real estate market through an acquisition. Read More

Retailer partners with garden care company

A retailer is getting greener after partnering with a national garden care brand. Read More

Food maker ranks among 'Top 50 Companies for Diversity' in US

A food maker with a history of acknowledgments for its diversity and inclusion efforts is considered one of the nation’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity.” Read More

‘A bit of a romantic idea’

Brandon Voorhees hopes when Grand Rapidians walk into local bars in a few years, a selection of Michigan-based cocktails will sit alongside the Michigan beer menus. Read More

Study unveils a Grand (River) plan for downtown

Grand Rapids has come a long way in a few decades, but there’s still work to be done. Read More

Brisk beef brisket business bemuses barbecue boys

In the swirling late April snow, customers made their way through a line at Two Scotts Barbecue. Read More

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GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
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2030 District partnership demonstrates long-term economic growth impact

Grand Rapids has long been recognized for the number of public and private development partnerships contributing to the lifestyle and therefore the growth of the community, but the recent commitment of Mayor George Heartwell and city staff in a partnership with building owners and developers may be one of the most important to date.

Auto industry no longer can support state’s prosperity

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Value your time and find joy in the journey

Why is it that people tend to rush to judgment, hurry up to wait and do anything but “stop to smell the roses”?
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