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Warner Tower

Developers pivot toward hotels

Developers briefly are pressing pause on downtown apartments and turning to hotels. Read More

Glamour and Grit

Florist brings green thumb to Creston

Heather Grit has harnessed her creative streak through a new floral and retail shop in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood. Read More

Bill Wood

Inside Track: An environmentalist at heart

Bill Wood started picking up pop cans from the side of the road when he was only 4 or 5 years old in hopes of “becoming rich” from the deposit refund. Read More

Businesses: Own your problems

Businesses should relish the opportunity to play a role in the societal and cultural shifts in our country, according to Cascade Engineering Chairman Fred Keller. Read More

Region rates highly in culture and cooperation

(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) West Michigan’s cream-of-the-crop companies compare favorably to the other top employers from regions across the country when it comes to culture, cooperation and diversity. Read More

City partners with Founders Brewing on biodigester

The city of Grand Rapids and Founders Brewing Co. announced a new public-private partnership that will result in three new biodigesters that will generate energy for the city. Read More

Law firms examine pros and cons of e-discovery

Varnum attorney Matt Anderson said the 1998 movie “A Civil Action,” starring John Travolta, illustrates how tedious the “slog” of discovery once was for attorneys, sorting through rooms full of paper to gather the facts of a case. Read More

Kent County launches state’s second girls court

Kent County has launched a program to help troubled girls become law-abiding and productive citizens. Read More

GR builds community with people, not concrete

“We have a narrative going on in this country that, if only we have the right person or the right party in the state house, we’d be OK. And I’d like to flip that around, because we really need to be able to own our own problems to be able to inform state and national policy of what works.” Read More

Flyer beware: Drone regs tighten usage

Seems like you can’t turn a page — or open your curtains — without seeing a drone. Read More

International human resources: a piece of pie

It’s as simple as a piece of… For most Americans, the completion of the statement is “cake.” Read More

Fairlife wastewater

Change Ups: Wastewater treatment project spurs new investment, jobs

A collaborative project between Continental Dairy Facilities LLC and Fairlife LLC will add additional on-site wastewater treatment capacity at Continental’s 100-acre dairy processing plant in Coopersville. Read More

Construction prices moderate as energy costs slip

Construction input prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in March, increasing by 0.3 percent on a monthly basis and 4.4 percent on a yearly basis, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Public Record

April 22 - Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: Asleep at the wheel

A study involving traffic stop tendencies of Grand Rapids officers has revealed black motorists are twice as likely as non-black drivers to be stopped by police within the city limits. Read More