Prior to an energy benchmark performed on the 106-year-old Franklin Street building at Clark Retirement Community, Mike Ignatoski, director of capital projects and facilities, knew there was room for improvement when it came to sustainability. “I just didn’t know there was quite so much room,” he said.Read More
The beer industry is no exception when it comes to the ever-growing Buy Local movement. Last year, 76 brewpubs and 174 microbreweries opened in the U.S., putting the current total at nearly 2,000 and signifying the soaring demand for craft beer.Read More
If you're a beer drinker who demands quality in the brews you buy, you're in good company. At a time when the overall U.S. beer market is in decline, the growing consumer base for craft beer continues to gain momentum, surpassing a 5 percent volume share in 2011 at an estimated retail dollar value of $8.7 billion, according to the U.S. Brewers Association.Read More
Laura Peeherski, sales and marketing director at Zipments, uses space in The Factory along with other business professionals.
The American work force looks a lot different now than it did 10 years ago, and so does the workplace. In a global, technology-driven market that values flexibility, the co-working phenomenon is not a trend but a shift in many companies' business plans.Read More
What happens when Main Street meets Wall Street?
That was the topic of discussion at a recent breakfast meeting of Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business Alumni Association, which put together a panel of economic and financial experts to tackle the topic: “Political Fallout: Impact on Main Street and Wall Street.”Read More