ARTICLES

Humana, Priority Offering New Options

February 22, 2005

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Bilardello

GRAND RAPIDS — Employers weighing the move to a consumer-driven health plan have new options to consider, with Priority Health and Humana Inc. rolling out new products that are designed to generate cost savings over the long term.

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Factory To Live On As Condo Retail

February 21, 2005

HOLLAND — The planned $14 million redevelopment of the former Baker Furniture factory in Holland is cited as an ideal use of the state's brownfield law that provides tax incentives for the re-use of vacant properties.

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Beach Towns Unite Marketing Push

February 18, 2005

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Tourism promoters along Lake Michigan want to build on a successful marketing partnership that’s creating a brand identity for shoreline destination communities.

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GOP To Kill Health Benefits Tax

February 18, 2005

LANSING — Republican legislators' proposal to completely eliminate the Single Business Tax on employee health benefits will become part of a broader legislative debate on restructuring business taxes in Michigan.

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Downtown GH Theater Goes Condo

February 14, 2005
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The Grand Theater’s façade remains, but the auditorium — that paralleled Washington Street to the rear other businesses — is gone. The entrance will open to a new restaurant and a condominium.

GRAND HAVEN — The demolition of the old theater in downtown Grand Haven to make way for planned condominiums is the latest redevelopment that is changing the landscape in the city’s central business district.
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Norton Shores Getting A Gateway

February 14, 2005

NORTON SHORES — City leaders hope the redevelopment of a one-time foundry dump into an urban village will spur further investments along the Seaway Drive corridor.

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Health Care Construction Booms

February 14, 2005

GRAND RAPIDS — The new $30 million outpatient complex that Saint Mary's Health Care plans in Byron Township is typical of what's driving health-care construction in America to new heights.

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GOP Targets School Health Benefits

February 14, 2005

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Sikkema

LANSING — Seeking to help school districts contain rising costs, and in the process setting up a contentious political issue leading up to the 2006 campaign, Republican lawmakers are targeting a major restructuring in how public school employees receive health benefits.

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Wal Mart Spurs Area Re Investment

February 14, 2005
ROOSEVELT PARK — The planned development of a new Wal-Mart store is seen as a catalyst for future redevelopment of commercial properties along the Henry Street retail corridor that forms Roosevelt Park's eastern boundary with Norton Shores.
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GH Nears Its Gateway Decision

February 11, 2005
GRAND HAVEN — Plans for the long-anticipated redevelopment of a former industrial neighborhood on the city’s north end could come together in the next few months, if one of two proposals pans out.
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