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Roots Brew Shop

Coffee shop rooted in community

Mallory Root realized early in her post-college work life she was good at one thing in particular: managing a staff. Read More

trailing spouses

Finding a place for ‘trailing spouses’

One of the challenges facing West Michigan when it comes to talent acquisition is how to secure workers who have spouses or partners who also need employment in the area. Read More

Boxed GR

Gift box company looking out for small businesses

When Missy McCall started Boxed GR, it wasn’t just because she loved making gift boxes. She wanted to be a gift to the small business economy. Read More

Pilot Malt House

Malted barley company rides ‘perfect storm’ to expansion

Michigan-grown and malted barley, and other grains, soon could be in the hands of thousands of brewers across the country. Read More

Lions & Rabbit

Creston gallery owner embraces creativity of all stripes

Hannah Grohman has two missions in her new business: To provide space for art to be created and sold and to educate creative types of all stripes. Read More

Keith Hopkins

Inside Track: Marriage leads to career break

During his two-decade career in fundraising, Keith Hopkins has had a hand in more than 175 campaigns, most of them in the West Michigan region. Read More

DOL’s amendment leaves firms scrambling

A rule change concerning fiduciary standards for financial advisers has shaken up the industry — but the shockwaves might not last long. Read More

High school anchors urban development

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Days before Thanksgiving, Grand Rapids Public Schools announced it was granting a Grand Rapids neighborhood with one of its greatest wishes: a new high school. Read More

Employees get kick out of ‘boot party’

When it comes to perks for employees, one area company is looking to the feet. Read More

A2P’s GreenGirt improves thermal efficiency

Since working on a project in Fairbanks, Alaska, in the 1980s, Matt Krause has searched for a way to insulate walls for thermal efficiency. Read More

Plaza development represents the best of Grand Rapids and its spirit

The Plaza Roosevelt Development, in all its several parts, represents what is — and what could be more often — the best of Grand Rapids. Read More

Economic lessons from Yoko Ono and Moses

One year ago, I predicted Hillary Clinton would be our next president unless there was either moral or economic outrage in the United States. Read More

Find the sweet spot to maximize profit

The first thought that comes to mind when you say CPA in December to a small business owner is tax planning — absolutely necessary and needs to be done. Read More

Leadership in Crisis

Cooley Law, Ford Museum expand ‘leadership’ ethics class

It’s official: More people in the community want to know and emulate how former President Gerald R. Ford made decisions. Read More

Holiday shopping kicks into high gear with $20B target

Holiday shoppers in Michigan this Thanksgiving weekend quickly got into the thick of what retailers expect to be a positive holiday season. Read More

Public Record

December 3 - Mortgages Read More

Fred Bauer

Change Ups: Bauer earns Trailblazer Award

Zeeland-based Gentex Corp. chairman and CEO Fred Bauer recently received the Innovation Trailblazer Award during Lakeshore Advantage’s annual meeting that celebrated innovation in West Michigan. Read More

Farah's Bar

Street Talk: Keeping pace on Michigan

At the Dec. 8 Grand Rapids Planning Commission meeting, Brian Farah is requesting approval to expand alcohol service with a one-story addition and outdoor seating at his bar, Farah’s Bar, 710 Michigan St. NE. Read More