May 21

Bank making $4.7B acquisition

A bank with a major West Michigan presence is buying a Chicago-based bank for $4.7 billion. Read More

West Side project honors Meijer founder

The end is in sight for Rockford Construction’s mixed-use project on Grand Rapids’ burgeoning West Side, and the developers recently unveiled the name of its residential component, which pays respects to one of West Michigan’s ... Read More

West Michigan companies rank among 'America's Best Employers'

A group of West Michigan companies have been named to Forbes’ ranking of “America’s Best Employers.” Read More

Downtown bar re-opens after fire

Ten months after a fire tore through its kitchen, a family owned Grand Rapids bar is back in business. Read More

Downtown civic agency names lineup for outdoor summer movies

The lineup for Movies on Monroe, formerly Movies in the Park, has been announced. Read More

Coffee company re-brands shop

An urban coffee shop in the region has re-opened under a different name. Read More
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Lakefront living? It’s gonna cost you

West Michigan is home to some of the most expensive lake home markets in the state, according to a recent report. Read More
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MOS leadership keeps pace with technology

A local business still is going strong as the baton is passing from one generation to the next. Read More
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GVSU engineering students, Beaumont Health collaborate

Students of the Grand Valley State University School of Engineering had a successful school project. Read More
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Farmers await ethanol increase decision

President Donald Trump is considering increasing the amount of ethanol in gasoline. Read More
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Inside Track: Educator connects theory and practice

Born and raised in a small village in Nigeria, Nkechy Ekere Ezeh was shocked when she came to the U.S. as an adult and heard the messages bombarding low-income minority parents. Read More
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Art gallery opens on West Side

After months of renovation, there is a new space for creatives on the city’s West Side. Read More
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Cereal brand pours new flavor

A major cereal brand is getting its first new flavor in 10 years. Read More
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Judge sentences man to prison for fraud

A man has been sentenced to prison for committing student loan and grant fraud and tax fraud. Read More
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Energy company buying power plant for $93M

The U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese company has agreed to purchase a West Michigan power plant. Read More
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Report shows bank ahead of goal

In 2016, Fifth Third Bank announced a community commitment to invest $30 billion over five years in low- to moderate-income borrowers and neighborhoods in its 10-state footprint. Read More
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Significance of early education cannot be overstated

Regional business leaders have long recognized the importance of their support and voice in early education.
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