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
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
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
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

Re-think daily interactions

June 24, 2016
"At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer Read More
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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

A case for construction manager-led safety training

July 13, 2016
Anybody familiar with construction safety will recognize the term “responsible individual” as the person on a job site, or within an organization, who is responsible for and knowledgeable of proper safety techniques. Read More

The best-laid plans

June 23, 2016

Spaces that learn

April 27, 2016
Michigan Supreme Court seal

Law

A blog that breaks down the local, state and federal laws of our land. Read More

What can I say? ‘Gag order’ rules murky

June 28, 2016
Picture it: Lansing, Dec. 12, 2015. It’s the last day of the legislative session. State representatives are weary and trying to cover a lot of ground. 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

Beat that 3 p.m. lull

July 21, 2016
We all know that afternoon feeling. It’s around 2 or 3 p.m., when you’ve already put in six hours of work. The end of the day is near, but not near enough. The morning coffee has worked its way through your system, and you’re starting to wish you were back in preschool where “nap time” is part of the curriculum. 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

Why the heck would I tweet?

July 20, 2016
Does Twitter really have a place in business? Are you really going to suggest it as part of a marketing strategy? Read More
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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Business leaders evaluate their role in diversity efforts

July 19, 2016
I have a title with the word “chief” in it. Because of that, I feel a greater sense of responsibility to help develop and grow not only my company, but my community as well. One of the ways I am doing this is by working to positively affect our diversity and inclusion efforts in West Michigan. Read More
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

Hot-button tax issues straight from Washington

July 14, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to attend a national real estate and partnership tax conference in Washington, D.C. Snoozefest, right? Read More