Register for to manage your myGRBJ enewsletter preferences.

View Archived Issues


Sparta sails in downtown GR’s wake

Downtown Sparta is changing. Read More

Parade of Homes

Homebuilding market reflects bustling economy

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) West Michigan homebuilders are a confident bunch, and the numbers bear out that self-assurance. Read More

Terry Buschert

The ‘Scrap Man’ cometh

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in scrap metal is lost every year from West Michigan construction sites to landfills. Read More

Sylvan Learning

Family makes mark on Sylvan Learning Center

Perhaps no family has had more influence on the Sylvan Learning brand than the Malones. Read More

SkyBox Cloud

Cloud-hosting company comes to GR

A desire to be closer to home has brought a Nevada-based cloud-hosting company to Grand Rapids. Read More

Jeremy Paquin

Inside Track: Chef finds happy medium

An email arrived in Jeremy Paquin’s inbox several weeks ago regarding a piece of his past he cannot shake. Read More

Demand for downtown office space could wane

Downtown office transactions could cool down in the long term — but not yet. Read More

Food trucks count ArtPrize Eight as success

This year, food trucks lined up between the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Rosa Parks Circle during the 19-day ArtPrize event with hopes of generating a strong stream of revenue from attendees of the competition. Read More

Practice uses ketamine to treat depression

Dr. Mark Gostine, co-founder of Michigan Pain Consultants, said chronic pain and depression go hand in hand, which is why 40 to 50 percent of his practice’s patients are on anti-depressants. Read More

FSU program prepares minorities for college

Approximately five years ago, Tony Baker noticed a troubling trend on the campus of Ferris State University. Read More

Attorneys warn of increase in IRS scams

A rash of IRS scams has transpired recently, and two area attorneys said a new law going into effect in spring 2017 could make it harder for taxpayers to know if they are being targeted by a scammer. Read More

Vital Streets plan heads to city commission

The Vital Streets Oversight Commission completed work on a Vital Streets draft plan that will go before the Grand Rapids City Commission in November. Read More

Hats off to local business owners

Grand Rapids Business Journal reports following new economic investments in suburban cities and townships has been extensive in 2016, and when taken all together, it provides a strong indication of continued growth and economic diversity for the entire region, stretching in every direction. Read More

Three reasons a true leader should cultivate talent in others

With the election season in full swing and the country witnessing a few debates, many Americans are questioning exactly what makes a good leader. Read More

Price check on aisle three: Litigation over two cents?

Back in the 1970s, I was a “pre-law” political science major at Grand Valley State University. Read More

The power of paying attention: Use it to win!

Since my earliest days of personal development study, my mantra has always been: “Stay a student.” Read More

Change Ups: Sixth annual Fork Fest to spur local economy

Attendees can connect directly with food entrepreneurs and learn how to shift their dollars to local sources Oct. 20, when Local First hosts its sixth annual Fork Fest from 5-9 p.m. at Romence Gardens. Read More

New orders reach a 16-month high as business improves

As we move into the fourth quarter of 2016, the West Michigan industrial economy continues to expand. Read More

Public Record

Oct. 14 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: Something about Mary

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is now the fifth-largest independent rehabilitation hospital in the United States. Read More