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Children’s museum eyes attendance

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) After just more than a year in a light-filled office with windows overlooking children at play, Maggie Lancaster’s enthusiasm for her job is palpable. Read More

Eagle Creek Mastadon

Prehistoric find doesn’t stop building

Joe Siereveld didn’t know what to expect when he got a call from one of his excavators saying they had dug up something curious. Read More

Fremont Digester

Fremont biodigester reopens

After sitting idle for more than two years, a biodigester in Fremont is open again under new ownership and management. Read More

Edith Piepenbrink

Hospice provider targets quality initiatives

On the heels of an office expansion in May, Grand Rapids-based Emmanuel Hospice plans to increase its grief support programming, music therapy and community education services in the coming year. Read More

Ben Wickstrom

Inside Track: Strong work, mentors propel Wickstrom

As Erhardt Construction says goodbye to its longtime chairman and CEO, Joe Erhardt, the company welcomes a familiar face. Ben Wickstrom has served as president since 2011, and as the future owner of the company he’s been a team member of since 1998, he remains committed to teamwork and quality service. Read More

Confidence in the city remains high

Three local executives said they don’t know where the city is headed — but they agreed Grand Action has set the stage for future growth. Read More

Report looks at tools in talent battle

As attracting and retaining talent remains the top priority of CEOs, a new survey shows Michigan employers are more aware of the importance of competitive benefits and compensation than the national average. Read More

Emails trip up municipal officials

A recent unpublished opinion by the Michigan Court of Appeals is a good reminder that deliberation is deliberation, no matter the venue. Read More

Lapses in city and private sector leadership critical for Grand Rapids

One could say Grand Rapids is facing an uncertain future. Read More

How should you respond to the Equifax hack?

Despite the many efforts to ensure information is secure, there always is the risk it may be compromised. Read More

Better to be a David than a Goliath

Too big to fail and too small to succeed are both fundamentally flawed concepts. Read More

Monthly construction input price growth accelerates

Construction input prices rose 0.6 percent in August and are up 3.7 percent on a yearly basis. Read More

Public Record

Sept. 22 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: The island of misfit produce

A local retailer is testing the premise that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Read More