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Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas tree demand increases

The Patten family did something different when they visited Vormittag Tree Farm this year. Read More

Holland Civic Center

Civic Center undergoing ‘complete facelift’

The Holland Civic Center is undergoing at least $14.15 million in renovations and expansions. Read More

Kendall Students

Kendall College design students learn from the pros

Luke Davis, a senior design student at Kendall College of Art and Design, had the opportunity to present eyewear designs to experts from Grand Rapids Ophthalmology. Read More

Hutt Truck

Hutt optimizes warehouse efficiency

In response to a growing customer base and demand for deep-frozen storage, a West Michigan-based trucking and logistics company has expanded its Hudsonville warehouse. Read More

Mike Mitchell

Inside Track: Moving up the ladder

After watching a news broadcast of two planes crashing into the World Trade Center, Mike Mitchell was moved to do something meaningful in response. Read More

Airport hopes to connect with local businesses

Gerald R. Ford International Airport is reaching out to the local business community. Read More

Wyoming explores income tax

(As seem on WZZM TV 13) Citing the rising cost of services and revenue limitations contributing to a structural deficit, the city of Wyoming is again exploring adopting an income tax. Read More

Deal draws outside investor

Grooters Development Co. and a private real estate investment group negotiated a large-scale industrial package this past summer. Read More

Lodging tax revenue sees unexpected increase

An unanticipated amount of tax revenue from Kent County’s lodging excise tax will result in more funds appropriated to Experience Grand Rapids. Read More

MRA trends report predicts slow start to 2018

The local restaurant industry is taking a wait-and-see approach to hiring next year. Read More

Business community should not overlook significant Ford airport plans

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority is hosting an open house Dec. 13 for the business community, but it isn’t the typical holiday party. Read More

Things to consider when it comes to gifting

The holiday season is upon us and, as is typical around this time of year, you may feel more inclined to make gifts to your loved ones. Read More

Letter: We must keep our pension promises to public employees

As the chief administrative officer and manager of the city of Port Huron, I oversee 52 police and 33 firefighters, as well as 220 full-time public employees and 369 pension beneficiaries. That’s why I’m concerned about Michigan’s unfunded pension liabilities. Read More

U.S. tax reform affects trade, other economies

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, the triple play ritual following the Thanksgiving holiday has ended. Read More

Preservation tax credit would return if bill passes

Michigan’s historic buildings could get a facelift under proposed legislation that would restore a preservation tax credit that was cut in 2011. Read More

Native Justice Center

Change Ups: 7GenAE garners Honor Award for Native Justice Center

Kalamazoo-based Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering (7GenAE) received the 2017 Honor Award in the unbuilt category by the Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Read More

Retail performance index jumps more than 20 percent

Michigan retailers say their sales rose during October compared to September numbers, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Street Talk: City keeps rolling

Grand Rapids is once again a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community, as awarded by the League of American Bicyclists. Read More