Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids'


The Ten Commandments: a good guide to business

May 22, 2015
It would be hard to deny that Judeo-Christian teachings are the basic foundation of the culture of this country. Read More

GR and Kent County in new statewide collaboration

Their new financial management software will come from “the cloud.”

May 22, 2015
The city of Grand Rapids and Kent County government are the first local governments in Michigan to contract for new financial management software available on “the cloud” to members of the non-profit Michigan Municipal Services Authority. Read More

Cider maker has room to grow

May 15, 2015
Paul Vander Heide sees a big, bright future for Vander Mill Cider. Read More

South Bend firm acquires 20 parcels

May 15, 2015
A 20-asset real estate portfolio in the Grand Rapids area, which includes four retail shopping centers and covers a total of about 270,000 square feet of land, now has a new owner. Read More

City’s budget process to reduce losses remains on track

May 15, 2015
One point about the fiscal year 2016 preliminary budget businesses and residents will probably be happy to hear is there will be no significant changes to service fees. Read More

DDA proposes $9.7M budget

May 15, 2015
As part of the $9.7 million Downtown Development Authority budget proposed last week, Grand Rapidians could see makeovers of at least four underpasses, the conversion of part of Ionia Avenue NW to a bike-friendly street, and more green spaces. Read More

City moves from survival mode to investment mode

May 15, 2015
Six years ago the city of Grand Rapids was on the verge of bankruptcy, but today it has regained its financial footing and city officials see a bright future ahead. Read More

Study unveils a Grand (River) plan for downtown

Downtown and River Action Plan has six specific goals.

May 1, 2015
Grand Rapids has come a long way in a few decades, but there’s still work to be done. Read More

Street Talk: Grand Rapids’ international immersion

Ode joy!

May 1, 2015
The May dates of regional celebrations and awards marking area international trade will be given additional highlight at month’s end when Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima make their first official visit to the United States, including a stop in Grand Rapids June 2. Read More

Commissioners review preliminary 2016 budget

Austerity plan will result in more police, fire personnel.

May 1, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners took their first look at the $457.6 million preliminary budget recommended for the 2016 fiscal year last week. Read More