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Long Road to take overseas excursion

The accolades Long Road Distillers garnered for its aquavit the past year have earned the Grand Rapids business an invite to the spirit’s homeland. Read More


Orion hits pause on downtown residential

John Wheeler is standing pat with his residential projects for now. Read More


Remake adds residential component

The city of Hudsonville’s efforts to establish a true downtown have attracted private development. Read More

Midstate Security

Security firm’s evolution reaches 10-year anniversary

Since Dave Nemmers became owner of Midstate Security, the company has experienced a sharp increase in growth and productivity. Read More

MOVE Systems International

Food cart manufacturer expands West Michigan plant

James Meeks was looking for just about any reason to return to West Michigan. Read More

Wendy Falb

Inside Track: Discovering her passion for teaching

Wendy Falb found her passion for teaching at an early age. Read More

Furniture industry on gradual rise

The July survey of the office furniture industry by Michael A. Dunlap and Associates in Holland indicates industry growth at a “nice, steady pace.” Read More

Holland Hospital

Holland Hospital celebrates centennial

In 1917, in the former home of the late Dr. Henry Kremers at the corner of E. 12th Street and Central Avenue, Holland Hospital was born. Read More

Calvin LifeWork

Calvin adds voluntary career readiness curriculum

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) When parents of prospective students go on college tours or talk to recruiters, one of the first things they ask is, “How will your school help my kid get a job?” Read More

Ottawa County nonprofit grows deeper roots in area

Ottawa County residents now don’t have as much of a mouthful when discussing Ottawa food. Read More


ArtPrize provides resources for sustainability

ArtPrize Nine could draw as large a crowd as it has in previous years, and the possible increase in visitors is likely to cause an increase in waste. Read More

Ehlers’ countless efforts felt in GR and beyond

Why does the U.S. Congress have internet connections? Read More

‘Forever GI Bill’ brings brighter future to our veterans

Today’s veterans not only deserve but need the expanded GI education benefits that have been unanimously passed by the U.S. House and Senate and, as of Aug. 15, are awaiting the president’s signature. Read More

Michigan must win the bid for talent

Over the years, Michigan — and especially Grand Rapids — has landed on some of the most prestigious “top lists” in publications around the nation. Read More

Letter: Federal budget cuts reveal strong disconnect

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the 2018 state budget signing at the Kent Intermediate School District’s Career Tech Center. Read More

Tread lightly when employing friends and family

There are three words that make people feel all warm and secure: love, friends and family. Those are beautiful words, but they can raise havoc on your business. Read More

The science of the sale, the art of doing lunch

Let’s do lunch! Well, let’s do lunch the right way. Read More

Rick Muniz

Change Ups: Muñiz is San Juan Diego’s new principal

Rick Muñiz is San Juan Diego Academy’s new principal. Read More

Construction input prices inch higher; energy prices drop

Construction input prices increased 0.3 percent in July and are up 3 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Public Record

Aug. 18 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: Prepare for productivity blackout

For the first time since 1979, the United States will have a front-row seat to a total solar eclipse stretching 70 miles wide and following a path from Oregon to South Carolina. Read More