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WMU Lee Honors College

University wins silver for $1.7M construction project

A university in the region has cut the energy usage at its honors college by 50 percent after a $1.7-million renovation and expansion project that earned the school its latest LEED certification. Read More

Creston Market renovation by Sun Title

Developers target Grand Rapids' 'next great neighborhood'

The historic Creston neighborhood in northeast Grand Rapids is set to see three projects under development that will create new apartments, a rooftop bar and retail space — which city officials believe will help transform the area. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide Cat Footwear pop-up store New York

Footwear division opens pop-up store

A footwear division from the area has opened its first North American pop-up store. Read More

Slows Bar B Q Grand Rapids

Barbecue restaurant signs with Downtown Market

A nationally recognized barbecue joint in Detroit is expanding into downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Kristin Kent

Taphouse names 'all-women' leadership team

A strong female presence will run a new beer-focused restaurant in Grand Rapids. Read More

Cornerstone University chapel stained-glass windows

University builds $1.2M stained-glass windows

A Danish artist is shedding light on a university’s planned $15-million chapel by creating a $1.2-million set of handcrafted stained-glass windows with about 4,000 pieces of glass. Read More

Meijer Ready! for You

Retailer rolls out everyday meal options

A retailer has rolled out a “first-of-its-kind” initiative that blends its stores and online presence to help customers make everyday meals. Read More


MCOY Awards names familiar winner

At an event that’s been referred to as the “Golden Globes for general contractors," Michigan’s longest-standing commercial contractor took home the big prize. Read More

Building company earns B-Corp designation

Long focused on the triple bottom line, Bazzani Building Co. recently decided to see if it was really walking the walk as a sustainably minded and socially responsible business. Read More

WMU Airport

WMU’s aviation capital outlay receives endorsement

A university nationally recognized for its aeronautics program is pursuing state funding for a $19 million expansion and renovation project for its aviation facility to accommodate projected industry growth for maintenance technicians. Read More

GR Press Building

New uses sought for outdated newspaper buildings

LANSING — As some Michigan newspapers downsize to smaller offices, they are leaving behind massive buildings that are outdated but still critical to the communities they cover. Read More

Laker Line

Second Grand Rapids BRT route is in motion

The Rapid is one step closer to bringing a second bus rapid transit line to Grand Rapids. Read More

GR Forward

GR Forward is now open for business

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has opened its temporary GR Forward Open House center in downtown Grand Rapids, where the public can learn about plans for the future of downtown as well as the Grand River corridor and GR Public Schools Museum School and Innovation Central High. Read More

bike lanes

Life in the fast lane might be two-wheeled in the future

The word is out from Grand Rapids City Hall to all motorists: As of Nov. 1, don’t even think of parking in any of the new bicycle-only lanes on the streets. Read More

Not everybody is gung-ho for bike-only lanes

First Ward City Commissioner Walt Gutowski Jr., who owns a business on Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids, was asked what he thought of the city’s explosion of bike-only lanes, which tend to eliminate some curbside parking. Read More

GM Grand Rapids Operations Wyoming plant

Auto plant achieves landfill-free status

An automaker’s plant in the area is now a landfill-free operation after a waste-reduction initiative that its plant manager calls “smart business strategy.” Read More

Todd Wenzel

Car dealer plans jobs for expansion

A car dealer with a “greatly expanding” business is planning to hire 20 to 30 employees for its newly acquired space on 29th Street. Read More

Scott VanderKooy Comprenew

Electronics reseller plugs into next store

An e-waste recycler and reseller has expanded its local footprint. Read More

Bell's Brewery Eccentric Cafe

Brewery builds out gastropub

The state’s largest and oldest microbrewery is revamping its dining space and menu. Read More

Public Record

October 17 — Mortgages Read More