March 2

The state of American well-being

Although a number of factors such as the rate of uninsured and life evaluation have improved across the country, Gallup-Healthways’ latest State of American Well-Being places Michigan among the bottom 10 states. Read More

Sports bar chain targets market

A sports bar chain that’s been described as a Scottish-themed version of Hooters is planning to enter the West Michigan market. Read More

Firm plans to redevelop school into urban apartments

A developer is planning to convert a former elementary school into urban affordable apartments for seniors. Read More

Direct-pay medicine presents alternative health care model

If you have ever had the experience of being rushed out the door of your doctor’s office with a prescription in hand but little understanding of what was wrong with you or what you’d been prescribed, you are not alone. Read More
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Encouraging women to cross the $1 million mark

Only 3 percent of woman-owned businesses generate $1 million or more in revenue annually. Read More
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Inside Track: Wieland is passionate about trash

Kristen Wieland will tell you she’s no girly-girl when it comes to recycling. Read More
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Jimmy John’s case highlights non-compete agreement challenges

A group of Jimmy John’s employees in Illinois are taking the sub shop to court over non-compete agreements they believe are unfair and should be discarded. Read More
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Earthbound provides eco-friendly water management

A Muskegon-based startup is tapping into an eco-friendly device developed by a Detroit company to revolutionize the solution to water management problems. Read More
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Managing the strong U.S. dollar

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The strong U.S. dollar is great for American tourists going abroad — and not so great for U.S. corporations with sales in other countries. Read More
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Special Publications

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

Michigan: a state of impoverishment

Grand Rapids Business Journal reports in depth this week on Gallup-Healthways’ latest State of American Well-Being, a study that ranks Michigan in the bottom 10 among all states.
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Attracting young talent is a state economic development priority

Conventional wisdom is that people follow jobs.
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Of courtroom capers, sanctions and squeezed babies

A lawyer friend, Brian, occasionally mentions the idea of "innocently" placing a colorful bag on his table during an opposing lawyer's final argument.
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Why I support the FCC and Net Neutrality, and why you should, too

Imagine you own a small lumberyard. Your major competitor is Home Depot, which also sells lumber, among other things.
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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.