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Tammy Helminski

Q&A: Tammy Helminski

Tammy Helminski is a partner at the national law firm of Barnes & Thornburg, practicing environmental law out of its Grand Rapids office. Read More

Duluth Trading Co. store exterior

Workwear retailer enters West Michigan market

A workwear retailer has opened its first store in West Michigan and is celebrating its grand opening this week. Read More

GR’s struggles aside, region continues to show growth potential

The Business Journal report on Colliers International West Michigan quarterly occupancy rates shows strength — and growth — across all sectors: retail, office and industrial; and given announced plans, the trend is likely to continue through the fourth quarter and into 2018. Read More

Brittnie Finkbeiner left and Lisa Finkbeiner

Couple opens chiropractic practice

A new chiropractic practice has opened in Grand Rapids. Read More

Lucy Dyer Joswick

Camp hires executive director

A local camp has named its new executive director. Read More

Report says public firms’ leadership is ‘skewed’

Although the share of board seats held by women at the top public companies in Michigan has gone up in the past decade, the ratio of men to women is 85 to 15 — and women’s share of executive officer roles barely has budged since 2007. Read More

Women inclusion cannot improve without zero-tolerance policy on sexual assault, intimidation

Grand Rapids Business Journal has been reporting on the biannual Inforum Women’s Leadership Report since 2013. Read More

Sonya Hughes

Chamber producing diversity summit

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize several businesses and organizations this month for their commitment to diversity. Read More


Design firm marks 20 years of change

Kevin Budelmann and Yang Kim have built an award-winning design consultancy by viewing good design as a vehicle to help customers. Read More

Littlebird restaurant Grand Rapids

Littlebird restaurant opens downtown

The culinary team behind That Early Bird Café in Eastown has opened a new restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Three Blondes Brewing construction site

Three sisters building brewery

A trio of sisters are creating a new brewery in the region. Read More