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O-A-K

Invested workers are the cornerstone

When Frank Stanek, president of Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., thinks about the company’s 125 years, he knows he didn’t have much to do with it. Read More

Brad Mathis

New hire helps build up community

As he enters his third month in a newly created position at Rockford Construction, Brad Mathis knows his community and family values can help the company. Read More

Encore Business Group

After year of growth, Encore plans a repeat performance

It’s still the first act for Encore Business Group. Read More

Express Employment Professionals

Express finds new home on 20th anniversary

For its 20th year in business, Express Employment Professionals decided to give itself a special anniversary present: a new home. Read More

Latino Business Pitch Competition

Hispanic Chamber business contest rewards five pitches

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s first Latino Business Pitch Competition split $5,750 among five winners. Read More

Andrew Haig

Inside Track: Andrew Haig specializes in building programs to rebuild patients’ lives

Dr. Andrew Haig’s passion for rehabilitation has taken him around the globe, where he helps build physical rehab programs in impoverished countries and mentors young doctors. Read More

Business community reacts to Orlando attack

The mass shooting June 12 at a gay nightclub in Orlando is rippling all the way to the Grand Rapids business community. Read More

Brothers Leather gets new leadership

With new products set to launch by fall, Brothers Leather Supply Co. is changing its leadership. Read More

The purpose-driven office

Herman Miller Inc. says its Living Office concept isn’t about furniture, it’s about people. Read More

Radio station’s new brand, format play to urban market

Some say a city is only as diverse as its music scene. If so, Grand Rapids just took a solid step in becoming a more diverse and exciting place. Read More

Attracting talent starts with Hello

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) West Michigan is a place with something for everyone. Read More

Chemical pollution forces out nonprofits

An environmental threat has pushed two nonprofits from their buildings, and that could be just the beginning. Read More

Eschewing discrimination is good business

Funerals for the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre are only beginning, and while the national mourning might be expected to fade as it did for victims in Aurora, Sandy Hook and San Bernardino, the several issues brought to bear in this chapter of American violence and discrimination are more likely to offer a historic turning point. Read More

Senate bills plug Michigan into a secure energy future

As someone who works in energy and whose company has successfully installed or helped reduce emissions on over 6,000 megawatts of Michigan’s electrical generation, I can say with confidence that Senate Bills 437 and 438 are business-friendly, customer-friendly and environmentally friendly solutions that secure Michigan’s energy future. Read More

Logically, a statement is only as good as its sources

Sometimes a stupid joke can start you thinking. Read More

Education degree is Cornerstone University’s first doctoral program

For the first time in its 75 years, Cornerstone University is offering a doctoral program. Read More

Program boosts 2nd stage for rising minority firms

A new business growth program hosted by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is off and running. Read More

DTE Energy Foundation grant funds summer jobs

This may be a life-changing summer for approximately 120 of West Michigan’s at-risk teenagers. Read More

Kent District Library Award

Change Ups: KDL first recipient of Champion Award

Kent District Library is the first recipient of Disability Advocates of Kent County’s Community Champion Award. Read More

Nonresidential spending struggles to gain momentum

Nonresidential construction spending fell 2.1 percent in April, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released this month. Read More

Public Record

June 17 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: Defining downtown

As Meijer Inc. and Rockford Construction announced plans to bring a small Meijer grocery store concept to the West Side of Grand Rapids, a discussion erupted online. Read More