August 31

Golf courses drive partnership model

The merger of Watermark Properties and Thousand Oaks Golf Club was made possible because each was coming from a position of strength, according to sources on both sides. Read More

Community college buys YMCA building

A lakeshore college plans to acquire a facility near Muskegon Lake as part of its health and wellness initiative. Read More

Brewery wins $50K business plan competition

A brewery’s business competition win could be good news for beer enthusiasts from Kalamazoo to Traverse City. Read More

Bar puts emphasis on marijuana

A group of more than 50 attorneys with a stake in marijuana-related law will meet for the first time in October as a formal section of the State Bar of Michigan. Read More
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Investors advised to sit tight

A major bank’s economist, a wealth management professional and a local long-term observer of the stock market all advise investors not to panic and join the sell-off. Read More
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New skin care product launched in Kentwood

It’s not rocket science, but the formula of Ren? Face Cream does hint at the high-tech background of the man involved with its development. Read More
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Inside Track: Cohen helps organizations in their time of need

Sometimes, Shannon Cohen thinks “The A-Team” theme song should play when she’s done with a job. Read More
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Job prospects looking better for new law students

Students entering law school this fall might have the best job prospects seen in the profession in a number of years. Read More
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Cornerstone University marks its 75th anniversary

Cornerstone University is toasting to its ongoing success by recognizing its legacy. Read More
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2015 Book of Lists

Top Area Senior Residential Communities

Top Area Hospitals

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Special Publications

GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
of the Year
Who made news in 2014?
See profiles of our Newsmaker finalists and Impact Award winner.
40 Under Forty 2014   40 Under 
Forty 2014
Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2014 40 Under Forty honorees and prepare to be inspired.
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Opinion

Regard employment rates with caution

Month-end employment rates are likely to give politicians an excuse to imagine there is some credit due them rather than the Michigan employers creating jobs.
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Successful transition planning: the future of a family business

According to the Family Firm Institute, only 30 percent of family businesses survive into the second generation, and by the third generation, only 12 percent remain viable.
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Letter: Editorial based on assumptions does not serve public interest

Editor: On Aug. 24, the Grand Rapids Business Journal issued an inaccurate, misleading editorial (“Kent County administrator’s request for tax increase should be scrubbed”) regarding the Kent County 2016 budget process and talk of a tax increase. I want to set the record straight.
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Editor's Picks

Gemini Publications

GRM June 2015   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 2015 Summer   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.