July 23

Diversified manufacturer acquires auto supplier in $300M deal

A diversified manufacturer based in Johnson City, Tenn. is acquiring a local auto supplier in a $300-million deal. Read More

Urban venue opens doors

A rentable urban venue is throwing a launch party to make new friends in its Grand Rapids neighborhood. Read More

Lakeshore's 'hidden gem' rebounds from recession

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As unemployment levels decline and investments in Muskegon County continue to increase, economic activity is on the rise. Read More

Innovation competition offers $1M to startups

A Michigan-based international startup competition is offering more than $1 million in cash and in-kind prizes for the most innovative startups — with the brightest idea receiving $500,000. Read More
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Mini Maker Faire calls for makers

An informational session will take place on Wednesday for an event this summer that will showcase West Michigan’s do-it-yourself makers. Read More
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Kalamazoo College names executive director of social justice center

The new executive director of Kalamazoo College’s Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership wants the center to be a social justice model for the higher education industry. Read More
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Engineering firm expands east

An engineering firm has expanded its presence on the east side of the state. Read More
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Griffins' front office nets awards

The Grand Rapids Griffins didn’t repeat as Calder Cup Champions, but the front office took home some honors for the 2013-14 season. Read More
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Kawasaki Engines names SVP

A former general manager of Kawasaki Engines is returning to Grand Rapids this month to serve as the division’s senior vice president. 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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Opinion

Muskegon needs to sustain its rebound

Signs of recovery from the Great Recession are finally beginning to show in Muskegon — the West Michigan area probably most severely compromised.
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Minnesota: A case study of prosperity

Michigan Future –– the think tank I lead –– has just released its latest report: “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States.”
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Everyone needs to do their share when it comes to philanthropy

In response to the question you posed at the end of your inspiring editorial in the July 14 Grand Rapids Business Journal honoring Peter Wege (“Who will stand as the next philanthropic pillars?”), may I suggest that each and every citizen who lives here must assume responsibility to stand together with others in our community to continue what leaders like Peter, Fred Meijer, Peter Cook, Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos and many others — women and minorities included — have initiated to make this such a great place to live, work and raise our families.
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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.