November 24

Kent County OKs budget, $20M bond

Several financial proposals came to a vote at the Kent County Board of Commissioners last week, not the least of which was the county’s 2015 budget. Read More

ArtPrize creates ArtPrize Dallas

ArtPrize is headed to Texas. Read More

'Take-'n'-bake' pizza chain cooks on 28th Street

An international pizza franchise that pioneered the "take-'n'-bake" concept has opened its next location in the market. Read More

Inside Track: Schuil finds specialty coffee industry to her taste

When Greta Schuil came back to Grand Rapids in late 1989 to help run Schuil Coffee Co., a specialty roasting company started by her parents, Garry and Gladys Schuil, in 1981, she soon saw how open the gourmet coffee market was. Read More
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Sales of first mortgages jumped in 2014

Dodd-Frank and the polar vortex both bedeviled the mortgage industry in Michigan in early 2014, but home buying has definitely picked up and is predicted to continue through 2015. Read More
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Gone to the dogs

Most people hate it when their job requires them to go on a wild goose chase — but not Theresa Villarreal. Read More
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Metro Health changes prompt concerns

A member of the Michigan Certificate of Need Commission has expressed his concerns as a member of the community regarding the potential merger of Metro Health and the Tennessee-based Community Health System. Read More
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Kellogg survey reveals optimism in Latino community

A national poll conducted by Latino Decisions for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation revealed that, despite concerns of increasing discrimination and inequities for Latinos and their families in the United States, there is a prevailing sense of optimism about the future. Read More
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Nothing normal about Black Friday chaos

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Robert Harrison is actually something of an expert on the single most chaotic shopping day of the year. Read More
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2014 Book of Lists

2014 Top Area Food Service Companies

2014 Top Area Property Management Firms

2014 Top Area Graduate Business Degree Programs

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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.
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

Support of local businesses urged as shoppers begin holiday trek

Media’s focus this week is undoubtedly less on Thanksgiving gatherings of friends and families, and more on a heaping helping of big box retailers’ “Black Friday” deals and holiday revenues.
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Compromise works in sausage-making and politics

As a high school senior, I took a short stint as a sausage-maker in a Cascade butcher shop.
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Tax changes affect family business, but there’s still time to plan

For most of us (or perhaps all of us), writing checks to the IRS does not make our Top Ten list of things we look forward to.
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Will you visit The Tin Can bar — with "80 different cans o' beer" — planned for downtown Grand Rapids?
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Editor's Picks

Gemini Publications

GRM October 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.