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Amway Gateway

Amway lands airport title sponsorship for $8M

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Amway was named the title sponsor for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s new $45 million Gateway Transformation Project. Read More

Tim Suprise

Arcadia Ales celebrates 20 years

A proud Tim Suprise walked into his boss’ office in 1995 with what he claimed to be good and great news. Read More


Learning never ends at living facility

For residents at Holland Home’s Raybrook and Breton Wood campuses, school is back in session. Read More

Shelley Irwin

Inside Track: Irwin colors outside the lines

Shelley Irwin likely would not have been this year’s ATHENA Award recipient had she remained content working as a physical therapist. Read More

STEAM Village

STEAM Village pushes student innovation

This year, ArtPrize is focusing more on how art can change education. Read More

Lakeshore Advantage sheds light on available resources

West Michigan is populated with available resources and tools to assist fledgling and mid-sized companies grow and succeed. Read More

Survey rips into education

Years of budget cuts, pay freezes and other statewide cost-cutting measures at schools throughout Michigan have schoolteachers feeling undervalued and underappreciated, according to a joint survey from the Michigan Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers Michigan. Read More

Suppliers and utilities still at odds

Michigan still is awaiting an energy plan, and an announcement last week by Gov. Rick Snyder that discussions between the State of Michigan and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator have produced “a framework that facilitates a state approach for establishing adequate electrical resources to meet reliability requirements,” isn’t putting everyone at ease. Read More

Medical marijuana industry likely to expand

Three bills signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Sept. 21 likely will grow Michigan’s medical marijuana industry substantially and could contribute millions in revenue for the state. Read More

Legislators flunk; ArtPrize advances education

After all the popular votes were counted and ArtPrize Two closed in game-changing style, the education community wanted opportunities to invest, partake and learn from all that was available in the wondrous mix. Read More

Beware lurking terms and conditions in your contracts

We all know various beasties lurk about in October, the month of Halloween, but beastly provisions also can lurk in contracts, ready to cause misery to the unwary. Read More

Honesty, integrity always are the best policies

If you are following the news regularly, you should be very concerned about the future of small business. Read More

How’s your networking? Better if you follow the rules

I went to a networking meeting hosted by a formal networking organization called Business Network International. Read More

Design tenets apply regardless of size

Matt Gerard believes the design process is the same, no matter the scale of the project. Read More

Change Ups: Foundation awards GED program $7,500 grant

Heartside Ministry received $7,500 to spur its General Education Development program from Old National Bank’s philanthropic arm, the Old National Bank Foundation, which has awarded more than $10 million in grants to nonprofits the past 10 years. Read More

Construction materials prices dip on monthly, yearly basis

Nonresidential construction input prices and overall input prices fell in August, as energy prices retrenched, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Public Record

Sept. 23 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: The bottom line

The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will honor three local sustainable business leaders as inductees to the West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall of Fame at its Triple Bottom Line Bash on Oct. 12. Read More