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

Milk producer awards boy lifetime supply of milk

August 25, 2015
A boy is in for a lifetime of milk after posing a question to University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Diversity blog


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

Back to school already? We never left

August 31, 2015
The traditional American mindset is focused on returning to school this time of year, but who can afford to ever stop learning? 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

You always fear what you don't understand

August 31, 2015
As a leader, communicating your mission and vision can be one of the greatest ways to add value to your tribe. Read More


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

Design assist to the next level

August 31, 2015
The design assist method of procurement is one of the fastest-growing trends in the world of construction contracts today — involving your trade contractors very early on to create efficiencies (working with the owner, architect, primary contractor and engineer). Read More
Michigan Supreme Court seal


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

How does a reverse mortgage work?

August 31, 2015
The majority of reverse mortgages are originated under the federally insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program, or HECM. 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

People make the difference in health care

August 31, 2015
West Michigan is reputed to have good medical care. But what makes this possible? Read More

Integrity at nonprofits

February 27, 2015
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

Trust + reach = influence

August 24, 2015
About half of our team began our careers in the ‘90s (the other half don't even remember Girbaud jeans or Hypercolor shirts, which is a real shame). Back then, there was one solid way to influence an audience: through journalists and traditional media. A lot has changed since then. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal Technology blog


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

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HIPAA’s demands on the IT industry

August 14, 2015
We’re familiar with signing our lives away at the doctor’s office on HIPAA paperwork, but how is this policy affecting the IT industry? 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

Define your success

August 31, 2015
We are rapidly approaching the end of another year. Was it successful? How will you make next year more successful? More importantly, how do you define success? These are questions that we don’t spend enough time addressing. Read More