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Scott Group Custom Carpets aviation interior

Luxury carpet maker acquires firm for global growth

A maker of custom luxury carpets and rugs is planning to "scale" in the international residential market with a recent acquisition. Read More

Dicastal North America

Wheel maker drives into market with 300 jobs

A subsidiary of a Chinese wheel maker is planning to enter the state by opening a $140-million plant in the region and creating 300 jobs. Read More

Plasan Carbon Composites X-Brace

Auto supplier plans up to 620 jobs

A supplier of carbon fiber parts to the auto industry is planning to bring up to 620 jobs to the area. Read More

Kellogg's To Go drink

Working Mother names food maker one of '100 Best Companies'

Working Mother’s "100 Best Companies" is highlighting a food maker in the region and two companies on the state’s east side that are implementing progressive standards to support women in the corporate arena. Read More

Fred Keller

Cascade Engineering CEO steps down

After four decades at the helm, Cascade Engineering’s founder and CEO has announced he will be stepping down. Read More

Rick Blackshaw

Wolverine Worldwide names brand presidents

Wolverine Worldwide has named two new leaders of its Sperry Top-Sider and Keds brands. Read More

Proper Soda

Soda company hops up production

A Grand Rapids soda company continues to grow, despite a failed Kickstarter campaign. Read More

Event provides matchmaking for Michigan business

Business Leaders for Michigan and Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Business Connect are planning an invitation-only supplier summit Oct. 8 at the Lansing Center. Read More

Eames Chair

Furniture maker searches the globe for designers

Up and coming designers will have an opportunity to have their work viewed by one of the world’s leaders in furniture design, regardless of where they live. Read More


Local design firm earns national recognition

A local design firm has received national recognition in two categories for its work promoting Grand Valley State University’s Cyril Lixenberg exhibition. Read More


Live video tells you if the joint is jumpin’

Using a live feed streaming video in local entertainment venues, the team behind a new platform is envisioning a revolutionary way for individuals to base their decisions on how to spend their evenings out. Read More

Saugatuck Brewing Co. beer bottles

Brewery extends distribution

A brewery in the region is expanding to the west. Read More

Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital marks 100 years

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) How does a little radiator repair shop manage to stay in business for 100 years? Read More

hudsonville products

Hudsonville Products designs a better cherry tank

A pair of Hudsonville business owners has developed a better cherry tank for the growers to use at harvest time and have filed for a patent on their design. Read More

Adam Russo COM 616

Former Haworth communications specialist opens new PR firm

There is a new PR firm in town, headed by a former Haworth communications specialist. Read More

Frontier invests $3M in communication upgrades

A national communications company is continuing to invest in the state of Michigan to better meet the needs of its business and residential customers. Read More

Amway commits to invest in Ada Village development

The means of funding the planned $13 million redevelopment of Ada Village will be introduced to the public tonight by the township board and Ada Downtown Development Authority. Read More

Return of the native

When Brian Schwartz graduated from East Grand Rapids High School in 1984, he vowed to himself that he would never return because, well, sometimes it’s just too boring here in West Michigan for a young man. Read More

Cereal maker announces environmental commitments

Getting food to the table in a way that is environmentally sustainable isn’t an easy feat for food manufacturers. Read More


Software connects volunteers through text messages

A Grand Rapids company that develops software to help organizations manage their volunteers has added a new feature to its online platform to improve effective communication. Read More