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Kellogg Open For Breakfast website

Food maker launches website on breakfast

A food maker has launched a website all about breakfast to elicit feedback from consumers and tell its stories. 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

Cascade Fresh Cleaning Co. living room

Group buys residential cleaning company

A residential cleaning company is under new ownership. Read More

Fruitera produce organic smoothie

Startup ships organic smoothies

A startup is creating and shipping ready-to-blend organic smoothies to help health-conscious consumers with little extra time. Read More

Brewer clears first hurdle for new site, reviews issues

New Holland Brewing Co.’s plan for a new development on the west side of Grand Rapids has cleared its first hurdle, but not without plenty of discussion. Read More

SpartanNash Truck

A bigger company requires bigger logistics

When Michigan’s Spartan Stores Inc. merged with Nash Finch Co. of Edina, Minn., in 2013, it created one of the nation’s largest combined retailer/wholesalers of groceries, with a logistics network serving stores in more than 40 states plus the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores, Bahrain and Egypt. Read More

Boileau Communications

Inside Track: Boileau foresees dynamic growth ahead

A couple of key words that come up repeatedly when Randy Boileau speaks about his past and future are “storytelling” and “interesting,” both of which are also good words to describe Boileau. Read More

Metro area ranks best in the Midwest

2014 was a year of economic performance so excellent for Grand Rapids and Wyoming that the area was recently named the top-performing city in the Midwest. Read More

Kent County leads U.S. employment recovery

According to a study by the National Association of Counties, Kent County is the first “large economy” county in America — counties with more than 500,000 residents — to reach its pre-downturn unemployment rate. Read More

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout KBS beer

Founders Brewing releases KBS

Founders Brewing Co. will dedicate a whole week to the limited release of one of the highest-rated beers in the world. Read More

Universal Forest Products lumber

Universal Forest acquires majority stake in $12M Australian company

Universal Forest Products has acquired a packaging supplier to support its growth in international markets. Read More

2015 Colliers GVSU Economic & Real Estate Forecast

Forecast for West Michigan economy in '15: 'steady growth'

What’s the state of West Michigan’s economy and real estate industry?  Read More

Bisco Misr

Food maker acquires majority stake in $70M Egyptian company

A food maker in the region has bought a majority stake in a $70-million Egyptian company. Read More

Nichols

Cleaning distributor acquires company

A distributor of janitorial cleaning products has acquired a firm on the state's east side. Read More

XS Energy Drink

Amway acquires energy drink maker

Amway has acquired an energy drink maker, which the company expects will help it reach young entrepreneurs and future independent business owners. Read More

Geek Group

Makerspace wins $220K grant

A nonprofit makerspace has been awarded a hefty grant from the Michigan Energy Office. Read More

MINDSCAPE

Digital marketing firm flies solo — again

A digital marketing firm is moving and re-branding after ending a long-running partnership with another agency. Read More

OST Chicago Oakbrook Terrace office

IT firm expands into Chicago market

A growing IT firm is expanding farther across the Midwest. Read More

Spectrum absorbs Abriiz

Spectrum Health, the controlling interest in Ideomed, is integrating the Abriiz application product after deciding to pull the plug on Ideomed as a stand-alone company. Read More

chicken eggs

Cage-free egg farm takes wing on 175-acre site

A new law took effect in California on New Year’s Day that may have ruffled the management feathers at egg farms across the country — but not at the third-largest egg producer in Michigan. Read More