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Hampton Inn & Suites Medical Mile

Developers build out $28M Medical Mile hotel

The final beam and tentative opening date are in place for a new $28-million hotel. Read More

Forest River Manufacturing Coachmen Concord Class C RV

RV maker plans three facilities, 396 jobs

An Indiana-based subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway that makes recreational vehicles plans to construct three facilities in the region and create 396 jobs to support its three new product lines. Read More

GR Makers makerspace tools

Makerspace opens next lab at Pyramid Campus

A makerspace is opening its second location at The Pyramid Campus to help students there have hands-on access to technical learning. Read More

Chase bank branch

Bank closes 37 in-store branches

A bank is closing 37 in-store branches as it ends a 10-year relationship with a retailer. Read More

Suburban Inns Hilton Garden Inn and restaurant Grand Rapids

Developer plans hotel and restaurant on East Beltline

A developer is planning to build a hotel and restaurant along a busy retail corridor on East Beltline. Read More

Gazelle Girl Half Marathon

Activewear retailer extends footprint

A retailer of footwear and activewear is heading to the east side of the state. Read More

Dan Sippel

West Michigan Tourist Association names executive director

A regional tourism nonprofit has hired a new executive director. Read More

Founders skyline

Founders adds to downtown’s skyline

Founders Brewing Co. is adding to the Grand Rapids skyline. Read More

New Holland

New Holland shifts strategy to market rollouts

Even with its new west-side Grand Rapids taproom and brewing facility a year away, New Holland Brewing Co. still had a big year in 2014. Read More

Sheldon Crepes

A new business concept: Have a crepe at the cleaners

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) At first it was just going to be a little coffee shop in one of their dry-cleaning/laundry locations. Then the Cares brothers decided to have a little fun. Read More

Barfly spreads its wings with expansion plans

Barfly Ventures entered 2014 with five bars. Read More

River at center of GR Forward’s plans

Following extensive public outreach efforts to gather feedback from all sectors of the Grand Rapids community, GR Forward presented an initial draft vision and set of six goals recently during a standing-room-only public forum. Read More

Holland approves $145M for energy

The Holland Board of Public Works and Holland City Council have approved an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Southfield, Mich.-based Barton Malow for the design and construction of the Holland Energy Park natural gas power plant. Read More

Kent Vet

Kent County veterans services moving in mid-March

Kent County’s Department of Veterans Affairs, which has expanded since voter approval of a millage increase in November, will be moving in March from its current downtown location at 82 Ionia Ave. NW to Fuller Avenue at the Kent County government complex in northeast Grand Rapids. Read More

Independent Bank

Bank closes six branches

A bank is closing six branches and consolidating them into other locations in response to “changing transaction patterns” by customers. Read More

JW Marriott Grand Rapids Six.One.Six

Hotel ranks No. 1 in chain

A hotel has used a guest-feedback system to help it earn the No. 1 spot for customer satisfaction among other properties in its chain. Read More

downtown plan

Grand Rapids ranks 69th in world for economic growth rate

With economic indicator levels outpacing the national economy, the Grand Rapids metro is also growing at a faster rate than Shanghai and other major markets across the globe. Read More

Grand Rapids MLK Day march

Grand Rapids ranks among worst economically for African-Americans

For all of its growth in recent years, Grand Rapids still has a long way to go to make itself more economically friendly for African-Americans. Read More

Grove restaurant

Grand Rapids Magazine names best restaurants

Grand Rapids Magazine has named the winner of its Restaurant of the Year award — and the best restaurants of their kind. Read More

Public Record

January 23 — Mortgages Read More