July 29

Indiana bank expands West Michigan holdings with $88.2M acquisition

An Evansville, Ind. financial services holding company is continuing its expansion strategy into Michigan with the pending $88.2-million acquisition of a Grand Rapids-based banking organization. Read More

PPT won't disappear with a 'yes' vote Aug. 5

One fact about Michigan’s personal property tax on business equipment is apparently overlooked in the blizzard of support for Proposal 1 on the Aug. 5 ballot. Read More

Muskegon's leisure and hospitality sector drives economic activity

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Downtown Muskegon, once known as an industrial town, has shed its former image to become a vibrant destination. Read More

Amway expands on the Nutrilite story

A global brand of vitamins and dietary supplements is celebrating its 80th anniversary with the second edition of an ebook chronicling the journey of its founder, product development and global manufacturing expansion. Read More
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Health system enters new lakeshore market

A health system has expanded into a new lakeshore market. Read More
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Conventions are putting heads in beds in Grand Rapids

The convention and tourism climate in Grand Rapids is still on the upswing, with 2014 on target to be the fourth consecutive year of record room revenue, according to Janet Korn, Experience Grand Rapids senior vice president. Read More
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State awards $1.9M for blight, senior housing

Projects in several counties in the region are getting a share of more than $1.9 million to help fight blight, as well as create senior housing. Read More
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By AP

DeVos Hall to receive upgrades to attract big Broadway shows

Downtown Grand Rapids is set to become a bigger magnet to tourism. Read More
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Grand Rapids not rolling out the red carpet for Airbnb

While Airbnb may be enjoying a slightly better reception from the city of Grand Rapids than when it was first discussed, the $10 billion sharing economy business is still getting a bit of a cold shoulder. 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

Secchia cites, affirms young business community participants

On the eve of the Aug. 5 primary elections, Grand Rapids Business Journal is earnestly urging participation in voter turnout for the many candidates and issues to be determined by an involved electorate next week, not the least of which is the Michigan property tax proposal.
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Michigan's minimum wage and income inequality

No matter how you spin, slice, or season the data, it comes out looking the same: Income disparity has grown since the mid-1970s.
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The key to being successful is adapting and evolving

“Your skills suck.” That’s not something you would actually expect to say during an interview.
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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.