April 16

New owners plan hotel, apartments for downtown landmark

The new owners of a six-story building in downtown Grand Rapids are planning to convert the landmark into a hotel and apartments. Read More

Denim store fits into downtown

A homegrown denim retailer is moving into downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

TEDxGrandRapids reveals speakers

Entrepreneurs, designers and the founder of TED are just some of the talented people who will be joining the Grand Rapids community this spring for the TEDxGrandRapids conference. Read More

Grand Rapids nets Detroit Pistons minor league team

The minor league basketball team for the Detroit Pistons will soon be shooting around Grand Rapids. Read More

Clothing boutique moves out of downtown

A clothing boutique in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids is relocating outside of the city’s core. Read More

Startup delivers restaurant menus

A startup is serving restaurants with an online platform to manage and update their menus. Read More

University spotlights STEM projects

A local university is showcasing the work of its engineering and computing students tomorrow. Read More

Drug development company partners with center at MIT and Harvard

A local drug development company is now partners with a center for psychiatric research at MIT and Harvard. Read More

University wins third consecutive project management competition

A team of students claimed first place at a project management competition on Monday — and picked up the third consecutive win for their university. Read More

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GRBJ The Newsmakers of the Year   The Newsmakers
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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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Expanding research hub will drive region’s economy

In 2010, Michigan State University, in a landmark decision, greatly raised the profile of the Medical Mile and Michigan’s Life Sciences Corridor with its opening of the College of Human Medicine’s Secchia Center across from Van Andel Institute.

Michigan: a laggard, not a leader

Listening to the press, elected officials in Lansing and Michigan business leaders, one gets the sense that Michigan has one of — if not the — best state economies.

Where have all the leaders gone? Look in the mirror

Our world needs strong, unwavering leadership more than ever.
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GRM April 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 Spring 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.