January 26

Bank closes 37 in-store branches

A bank is closing 37 in-store branches as it ends a 10-year relationship with a retailer. Read More

Founders adds to downtown’s skyline

Founders Brewing Co. is adding to the Grand Rapids skyline. Read More

Health system sells 80-percent stake to public company

A health system is selling an 80-percent stake in its hospital, neighborhood outpatient centers and affiliated assets to one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the country. Read More

Developer plans hotel and restaurant on East Beltline

A developer is planning to build a hotel and restaurant along a busy retail corridor on East Beltline. Read More
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Activewear retailer extends footprint

A retailer of footwear and activewear is heading to the east side of the state. Read More
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West Michigan Tourist Association names executive director

A regional tourism nonprofit has hired a new executive director. Read More
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Township association convenes downtown

More than 1,100 government officials and staff, representing local governments from 71 counties across the state, will convene downtown this week for their annual conference. Read More
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New Holland shifts strategy to market rollouts

Even with its new west-side Grand Rapids taproom and brewing facility a year away, New Holland Brewing Co. still had a big year in 2014. Read More
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A new business concept: Have a crepe at the cleaners

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) At first it was just going to be a little coffee shop in one of their dry-cleaning/laundry locations. Then the Cares brothers decided to have a little fun. Read More
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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

Black-owned business numbers and mentors offer prescription for report

Grand Rapids’ second-to-last ranking by Forbes.com regarding economic conditions for African-Americans was a “shock wave” in the city, unless you happen to be African-American.
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Marriages come and go, but divorce is often forever

Last Christmas Eve, I got a voicemail from my son Shamus asking if I knew of a divorce lawyer named Mr. Barnhart.
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Embrace immigrants for the right reasons

Let’s be honest. Many of us wouldn’t mind immigrants bursting in from Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands — you know, the people who look like us.
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GRM Dec 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 Winter 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.