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American Glass Mosiac

Unique tile company has Italian touch

Bottles that held beer no one ever drank are part of the process at a unique new company in Norton Shores. Read More

ArtPrize winner

ArtPrize is ready for you

Massive throngs of people will descend on Grand Rapids this week when the sixth annual ArtPrize begins its 19-day stay in downtown as artists compete for $560,000 in prizes. Read More

Ikea

Delivery service brings IKEA to your door

Planning a trip to IKEA? There is a delivery service in town that will make the trip for you. Read More

Steelcase Health

Steelcase works to design health care's future

The world’s best and brightest in medicine are plotting the future of health care from the comfort of Steelcase furniture. Read More

Eric Richards

Inside Track: Judo inspires Grand Rapids lawyer in and out of court

Whether he’s defending a client inside a courtroom or slamming an opponent on a judo mat, one thing about Eric Richards remains consistent. Read More

Baker College health science

Baker College of Muskegon showcases new health care facility

Baker College of Muskegon is celebrating the completion of a new $8 million building with an open house that invites community members to explore the “destination” training facility for individuals pursuing the health sciences. Read More

Portal emerges to help start-ups

As the entrepreneurial spirit continues to flourish in West Michigan with new ideas, research, innovative technology and creativity taking root, a new initiative is using an online platform to connect individuals with business resources. Read More

Designing cities for people, not cars

Guillermo Penalosa has a message for city planners: Design cities for people. Read More

Haveman 'very proud' of Healthy Michigan rollout

Jim Haveman, a Grand Rapids native who has twice headed the Michigan Department of Community Health, retired for good this month and noted he is especially proud of the rollout this year of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Healthy Michigan Plan. Read More

Muskegon CC

MCC acquires former Muskegon Chronicle building

Muskegon Community College is in the process of investing $28.6 million in renovations and expansions on campus and in the core of the downtown district — its largest infrastructure investment since the 1960s. Read More

Counties struggle after losing court revenue

LANSING — A Michigan Supreme Court decision cutting a major source of funding for local courts could cost some counties more than $1 million, unless the Legislature reinstates their ability to assess court costs in criminal cases. Read More

Unclaimed property audits could increase

Businesses with unclaimed property have a higher chance of becoming the subject of an audit, mostly due to an increase in the number of auditing firms across the country. Read More

Kent County's annual 'bifurcated budget' goes public on Thursday

Kent County operates on a calendar year but the state follows the federal fiscal year starting Oct. 1 — and a lot of money comes through the state to Kent County each year — so the county board is doing its annual work to stitch together its so-called “bifurcated budget.” Read More

City's continued redevelopment starts at the grassroots level

The Greater Grand Rapids area is undergoing an almost unprecedented redevelopment, albeit one that is less visible than new buildings and renovations. Read More

Support patient choice, Michigan small business

More than 1.7 million Medicare beneficiaries call Michigan home, and their community pharmacists strongly support new bipartisan legislation that would give them more convenient access to prescription drugs and discounted co-pays. Read More

Not preparing for the inevitable has predictable results

You should put on shingles before it starts raining: I heard that when I was a kid. Recently, I did not follow that simple adage. Read More

The 'art' and 'lessons' of shopping for bargains

I'm spending the day at Marché aux Puces, the antique flea market in Paris. Also known as the “Puces” or “MAP,” it hosts 14 named market areas that offer an authentic and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Read More

UICA snipers ArtPrize

Varied venues add to ArtPrize's flair for the unusual

A lot of focus is put on the art during ArtPrize — and rightly so — but venues might be just as important in the long run. Read More

Bistro Bella Vita Restaurant

ArtPrize is springboard to restaurants' busy season

(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) With nearly 400,000 more people spending time in downtown Grand Rapids than normal, ArtPrize is a boon to area hotels, restaurants and bars. Read More

Adriane Schrauben

Change Ups: New shareholders elected at accounting firm

Adriane Schrauben and Doug Schmitt were recently elected shareholders with Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors. Read More

Falling natural gas prices keep materials costs stable

Construction materials prices were unchanged in August but are 1.7 percent higher than this time last year, according to a Sept. 16 producer price index report by the Department of Labor. Read More

Public Record

September 20 - Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: Is this a transit town? Let's hear the stories

Much has been made about the new Silver Line and The Rapid’s quest for a sister operation called the Laker Line. Read More