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Metal Supermarkets Kentwood

Metal franchise cuts into market

An international metal-supply franchise is settling into the market and hoping to fill retail and B2B gaps in the region’s metal industry. Read More

Twisted Rooster fish tacos

'Michigan-fare' restaurant reserves space at Arena Place

The developer of the $28-million Arena Place downtown has shared more details on the restaurant that will occupy the development’s ground floor. Read More

Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan OAM NOW urgent care clinic Kentwood

Orthopedic practice extends reach

A medical practice focused on treating bone-related injuries has opened its second urgent care clinic to meet demand for specialized care from a growing patient base. Read More

Is there a revival of strict environmental liability for landowners?

Many businesses incorporate a parent/subsidiary structure in order to protect business assets from third-party claims and liabilities. Read More

Profile Industrial Packaging leadership

Packaging supplier plans $26M expansion

A maker of polyethylene film and bags is planning to relocate into a plant in the area and create about 50 jobs as part of a $26-million expansion plan. Read More

The Rapid Vernon J. Ehlers Amtrak Station

$6.1M Amtrak station arrives downtown

Commuters departed Grand Rapids from the city’s new $6.1-million Amtrak station for the first time on Monday. Read More

Wisemaker Creative Reuse Center The Geek Group

Thrift shop re-envisions art supplies

An arts and crafts thrift shop with a mission to reuse and sell the region's reclaimed creative materials is now open for business. Read More


Local low-cost home appraisal company now in 23 states

An Internet-based home appraisal business launched a little over a year ago in Grand Rapids has expanded into 23 states over the past six months. Read More


Grand River should be the ‘gem’ of the city

“How can you make Grand Rapids suck a little less?” Read More

Amway bedroom

Amway Grand Plaza undergoes $14M facelift

Just shy of its 100-year anniversary, which takes place in 2016, Amway Grand Plaza is undergoing a $14 million renovation project that focuses on business travelers. Read More

Troy Yarbrough

Inside Track: Troy Yarbrough is happiest when he’s building something

Growing up, Troy Yarbrough discovered he had a knack for grasping the intricacies of science and mathematics. Read More

Parking rate changes coming to downtown

Currently, downtown Grand Rapids has sufficient parking available based on demand; however, new development could lead to a shortage. Read More

Consumers EPA settlement

Consumers Energy reaches settlement with EPA

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Consumers Energy reached a major settlement in federal court in September with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will require the utility to spend more than $2 billion upgrading equipment to reduce air pollution at its coal-fired plants. Read More

Consumers also investing big at Ludington

Consumers Energy is spending about $400 million at the Ludington Pumped Storage facility a couple miles south of Ludington on Lake Michigan. Read More

Lead poisoning prevention as economic development

You might be asking yourself, “Is lead still a problem?” The short answer is yes, but it’s important to note today’s concern is not the same as a decade ago. Read More

Aquinas College Alksnis Athletics and Recreation Building

College steps into $7M athletic building

A college is preparing to unveil the roughly $7-million athletic building it began constructing last fall. Read More

Sky Zone Kalamazoo

Trampoline park takes next leap

An international franchise of trampoline centers is expanding in the region. Read More

Michigan Department of Corrections

Prison site locks in $34.6M energy services contract

A prison site in the region is about to undergo significant energy improvements, with guaranteed savings, thanks to a $34.6-million contract the state has signed with an energy services provider with a mid-Michigan presence. Read More

How do you view temporary help?

How much respect do we give those who come into our companies to assist for short periods of time throughout the year? Read More

Public Record

October 24 — Mortgages Read More