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Amway Grand Plaza

Record attendance drives hotel revenue

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Kent County’s hotel revenue saw an increase of 6.8 percent in 2017. The percentage growth has not been as large as in past years, but the record revenue of nearly $211 million can be attributed to several factors. Read More

Highpoint Flats

Muskegon’s initial ‘skyscraper’ is reborn

After a nearly decade-long hiatus, including almost two years in planning and construction, Highpoint Flats Apartments is set for completion in late May. Read More


Triangle builds on first 100 years

One hundred years after a Grand Rapids carpenter and his two sons founded what would become Triangle Associates Inc., the long-standing general contractor still is growing and bracing for a tight project schedule in summer 2018. Read More

Clinton McMurray

Inside Track: A love of language

Clinton McMurray loved ballet dancing when he was growing up. Read More

Lakeshore Advantage supports $90M in private investment

Last year’s numbers are in for Lakeshore Advantage, the nonprofit economic development organization serving employers in Ottawa and northern Allegan counties. Read More

Region’s colleges bank $112 million in giving

Six West Michigan colleges received more than $112.74 million in donations last year. Read More

Mayor calls for teamwork

The positive developments in Grand Rapids last year happened because of community partnerships, according to Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. She said teamwork will be even more essential heading into a challenging 2018. Read More

Real estate execs dismiss bitcoin frenzy

A recent collaboration between a global property marketplace and the city of South Burlington, Vermont, could be the first in a growing trend of real estate transactions being recorded on the blockchain, but don’t expect the trend to hit the West Michigan market anytime soon. Read More

Fiduciary rule closes some conflict-of-interest loopholes

Is your financial adviser working in your best interests? He or she is now, based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation of the “fiduciary rule” last June. Read More

Further analysis needed for large hotel development

The Business Journal is reporting on consecutive years of hotel occupancy rate increases; the reasons for that growth were underscored in the recent GRBJ Newsmakers of the Year awards. Read More

Michigan metros don’t stack up

Michigan’s two big metros not being selected as a finalist for the Amazon’s HQ2 should not surprise anyone. Read More

Holland Energy Park

Change Ups: Koster, Hemingway receive Visionary Award

Dave Koster, general manager of the Holland Board of Public Works, and Tim Hemingway, Holland Board of Public Works board president, received the Lakeshore Advantage Visionary Award for their efforts that resulted in the Holland Energy Park. Read More

Public Record

Feb. 16 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: The DIY spirit

A former city of Wyoming dump truck has found new life as a crash attenuator vehicle for the Public Safety Department’s fire division. Read More