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Elizabeth Bransdorfer

Q&A: Elizabeth Bransdorfer

Elizabeth Bransdorfer has been an attorney at Mika Meyers since a week after graduating from law school in 1985. Read More

Kimberly Babusik

Ranir hires VP of global R&D

A local maker of oral care products has named a new member to its executive team. Read More

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Health system wins grant to prevent smoking during pregnancy

A nonprofit has awarded a grant to a local health system to provide smoking cessation education and services to pregnant women. Read More

Business community should not overlook significant Ford airport plans

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority is hosting an open house Dec. 13 for the business community, but it isn’t the typical holiday party. Read More

Things to consider when it comes to gifting

The holiday season is upon us and, as is typical around this time of year, you may feel more inclined to make gifts to your loved ones. Read More

Tasha Blackmon

Health care nonprofit appoints CEO

A local health care nonprofit has selected its new CEO. Read More

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Bagel shop opens dine-in space

A bagel bakery in town has added a dining room — serving coffee, bagels and other artisan menu items. Read More

Black Girls Be Like Holiday Concert poster

Downtown church hosting fundraiser concert for film

A downtown church is hosting a holiday concert fundraiser for a local filmmaker. Read More

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Neighborhood tiki bar opens doors

A new tiki bar restaurant has opened in a Grand Rapids neighborhood. Read More

Alicia Lloyd

College hires director for Center of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

A local college has named its new diversity director. Read More

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Tavern-style restaurant opening on West Side

A new “American tavern” restaurant will move into the space vacated when a 40-year staple of the West Side closed. Read More

Tips for year-end tax planning

There is a lot of planning that goes into the last few months of the year. Planning trips to see family, planning holiday events, planning shopping trips (or nights on Amazon) to get the gifts the kids have been asking for, etc. The to-do list can be long and the last thing anyone really wants to think about right now is tax planning. Read More

Mira Krishnan

Inside Track: Social entrepreneur wears many hats

If wealth were measured by intellectual capacity, Dr. Mira Krishnan would be Queen Midas. Read More

Meg Post

Valuation firm appoints director

A local valuation advisory firm has promoted one of its employees to director. Read More

The Achilles’ heel: talent attraction and retention

It is imperative for politicians and economic development officers who crow about “bringing jobs” to West Michigan to cease the false bravado and address the enormous elephant in the room: talent attraction and retention. Read More

The Intersection The Stache crowd

Downtown music venue doubling space

A live music venue in downtown Grand Rapids is set to roughly double its space. Read More

Yvonne Kupfermann

Law firm hires 10 attorneys

Ten attorneys are joining a Grand Rapids-based law firm. Read More

Kimberly Hammond

Financial Times rates advisors among tops in US

A group of West Michigan financial advisors have been ranked among the best in the nation by an industry publication. Read More

Ryan Martin left and Megan McAllister

Basque-style restaurant opening downtown

A Basque-inspired, small-plates restaurant is opening downtown soon. Read More

Eileen McNeil

PR firm appoints principal

A local PR firm’s ownership is growing. Read More