Blogs

Grand Rapids Business Journal The Social Buzz blog

The Social Buzz

A blog by GRBJ staff that's a casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town -- both online and offline. Read More

Griffins create contest for Texas getaway

March 27, 2015
The Grand Rapids Griffins are offering up a free trip to San Antonio, Texas through a partnership with an airport and airline. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Diversity blog

Diversity

A blog that explores our community's diversity -- and highlights the people, ideas and events that help bring us all together. Read More

Hispanic chamber names Awards Gala finalists

March 13, 2015
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named the finalists for its Awards Gala. Read More
Small business and startups blog

Small Business & Startups

A blog that discusses the everyday realities of growing a business — including entrepreneurship, raising capital, product development, distribution, marketing, finance, HR, management and market strategy. Read More

Crowdfunding for small businesses

February 27, 2015
For the past few years, there's been a lot of excitement about crowdfunding opportunities for small businesses in Michigan. Read More
Real Estate blog

Real Estate

A blog that examines the significance of place and what defines a location –– and the industry: markets, micro markets, urbanism, neighborhoods, residential, commercial, mixed use, economic development, design, history and sustainability. Read More

The pros and cons of winter real estate

February 23, 2015
Traditional wisdom has told us that selling a home in the winter isn’t worth the effort, but that may not necessarily always be the case. Read More

Deconstructing you

January 31, 2015

Learning humility

December 31, 2014
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Construction

A blog that discusses local projects by private and public players –– and what drives the industry: urbanism, economic development, design, LEED, sustainability, historic preservation, workforce training and regulation. Read More

An oath to construction safety

March 17, 2015
As we're in the midst of our celebration and training events for Alive 365: Safety Week, I've been thinking a lot about the construction profession and our obligations to each other and our clients. Read More

Re-think the RFP

January 31, 2015
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Law

A blog that breaks down the local, state and federal laws of our land. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Health Care Blog

Health Care

A blog that examines the moves of the many players that make up one of the region's key economic engines: hospitals, universities, clinics, practices and nonprofits. Read More

Integrity at nonprofits

February 27, 2015
What does integrity mean and what’s it worth? To a nonprofit organization, it should be everything. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal PR and Media blog

Marketing, PR & Advertising

A blog that offers insights into the strategies and tactics employed by professionals to spread messages via the mediums of our time.   Read More

The PR profession's digital divide

March 19, 2015
There's a major concern in the public relations world right now. It’s a generational issue as well as a technical issue. The digital gap is widening in a profession that's largely responsible for brand content development and social media issues. Read More

SEO is the new PR

March 13, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal Technology blog

Technology

A blog that shines a light on the innovations shaping our everyday lives -- and a platform for thoughtful futurists.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal Economy blog

Banking & Finance

A blog that discusses the trends that affect the fiscal health of organizations, our communities, the nation and the world. Read More

When should you begin to collect Social Security?

February 13, 2015
Recently, we were privileged to listen to an hour-long presentation from a local representative from the Social Security agency. Many of us were astounded at the complexity of the rules and wowed at the knowledge possessed by our presenter. Read More