Register for to manage your myGRBJ enewsletter preferences.

View Archived Issues

Jennifer Maxson

Q&A: Jennifer Maxson

Jennifer Maxson is passionate about leadership development and public speaking. Read More

Kellie Haines

Local First producing workshop on business structures

The next installment in a Local First workshop series will focus on helping entrepreneurs learn about pros and cons of various business structures. Read More

Angela Walters, left, Sara Binkley-Tow

Nonprofit co-founders moving on

A nonprofit that helps parents adjust to caring for newborns is seeking a new leader as its co-founders prepare to step aside. Read More

What would your grandfather do? Crisis and the family business

Crises are not unique to family-owned businesses, but they do present unique challenges. Read More

Floriza Genautis

Nonprofit names Seeds of GROWth winners

A local nonprofit that provides resources to female entrepreneurs has recognized four leaders for their community contributions. Read More

Study: Auto insurers illegally charge women more in Michigan

A group defending Michigan’s auto insurance system said it has uncovered instances of insurers illegally selling more expensive policies to women and widowed drivers, raising questions about state oversight of rating practices as the industry pushes lawmakers to contain high premiums. Read More

Tracey Hornbeck

Legacy Trust appoints CEO and executive team

A local private trust bank has named its new CEO and executive leadership team. Read More

Sarah Moylan Shefit

Chamber names finalists for EPIC Awards

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced 20 finalists for its annual awards celebrating businesses and entrepreneurs. Read More

3 ways to build a positive culture in your small business

I often advise clients: If you don’t choose a company culture, one will be chosen for you. What does that mean? What exactly is company culture and why is it so important? Read More

Jen Schottke

Contractors association appoints VP of workforce development

A local association of contractors has named its new vice president of workforce development. Read More

Kendall College of Art and Design

College revamps core curriculum

A local college has rolled out changes to its general education model, effective this semester. Read More

Legal and community resources for families affected by dementia

Perhaps you've heard the staggering statistics of how dementia is affecting our community. As our population ages (and life expectancies continue to rise), more people are affected by memory loss. It's estimated there are 10,000 people in Kent County currently living with dementia, and it's expected that number will almost triple by 2050. Read More

Jason Spaulding and Kris Spaulding Brewery Vivant

GRBJ Podcast: Jason Spaulding and Kris Spaulding of Brewery Vivant

Jason Spaulding and Kris Spaulding — the co-owners of Brewery Vivant — are the featured guests in episode 51 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Rogue River Community Credit Union Sparta

Credit unions merging forces

A pair of credit unions in the region are merging to form a brand-new entity. Read More

Guiding Light

Guiding Light’s services translate to jobs

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Guiding Light is celebrating that its “three-legged stool” of rescue, recovery and re-engagement is translating into jobs and spending in the region. Read More

Public relations partners launch joint business venture

As medical marijuana cardholders and advocates for adult recreational use of cannabis, Roberta King and Dottie Rhodes felt it was high time for a new career challenge. Read More

Logistics company trucks in, retains talent

Fifth Wheel Freight puts the “party” in “third-party logistics company.” Read More

Group launches Michigan ballot drive for $12 minimum wage

LANSING — Advocates for restaurant workers have launched a 2018 ballot drive to gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour, saying the growing industry is not paying enough to employees — including those who earn tips. Read More

Ricki Levine

Historical trust hires executive director

A historical trust on the lakeshore that oversees museum properties has named a new leader with a background in arts leadership. Read More

Pho616 pho bowl

Vietnamese restaurant opening doors

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is getting a new addition. Read More

Kids' Food Basket headquarters partial rendering

Nonprofit launches $6M fundraising campaign for new HQ

A local nonprofit has launched a $6-million fundraising campaign to support the construction of a new headquarters on 14 acres of farmland in town. Read More

KCAD students sitting outside

College offering Adobe certification

A local college is now offering certification in Adobe software for professionals. Read More