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Cushe Kicks Collection Getaway Shakra shoes

'Laid-back' footwear brand designs memory-foam shoes

A “laid-back” shoe brand known for its comfort has incorporated a new memory-foam feature into one of its lines. Read More

Exported From Michigan documentary film

'Exported From Michigan' wins audience at Beverly Hills Film Festival

A documentary about Michigan’s economic comeback is a hit in Beverly Hills. Read More

AeroVision ERJ 145 LR airplane jet

Airplane parts supplier sells jets to auto racing team

An airplane parts supplier in the region has sold two fully refurbished ERJ 145 LR jets to one of North America’s “preeminent” auto racing teams. Read More

Heroes of Newerth Tour Season 3 World Finals

Gaming studio tackles title with 30M users

A gaming studio in the region has been given the reins to a popular online video game to stretch its success across America and Europe. Read More

Amer Gerzic

Direct mail company wins Postal Service award

A direct mail company is one of 20 businesses to be recognized by the U.S. Postal Service for its pairing of direct mail with marketing technology. Read More

casino gambling

Pitching to the gaming industry

It’s a good bet there are a lot of new business opportunities for Michigan companies interested in supplying the state’s casino industry. Read More

hospital room

Changes in health care influence furniture design

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) One of the biggest changes you might have noticed recently when visiting your doctor’s office is that the furniture looks much more like what you’d find in a hotel room than in a hospital. Read More

Genzink Steel

Genzink gears up for nondestructive testing division

Recently, John Maxson had contractors in his Genzink Steel office nearly every day. Read More

Adecco Careerathon

Grand Rapids ranks No. 2 in US for 'finding employment'

Due to low unemployment rates and strong job prospects in several industries, Grand Rapids is the second-best city in the country for finding a job “right now.” Read More

Nucraft CEO Matt Schad addresses employees

Furniture maker expands production space

A contract furniture maker recently broke ground on a 47,700-square-foot expansion that will connect its two manufacturing facilities. Read More

Start Garden invests in green energy digester and hunting analysis app

Hunting app wins TechCrunch Grand Rapids Pitch-off

A company with an app-based hunting and fishing tool is headed to San Francisco this fall after landing a free booth at TechCrunch’s trade conference during a pitch competition. Read More


Metal parts supplier invests $1M in expansion, 38 jobs

A maker of grease filters and metal roll form products is relocating its recently acquired New York-based operations to the region and pursuing new markets. Read More

Whirlpool washing machine

Appliance maker acquires commercial laundry supplier

An appliance maker is “driving growth in an adjacent business” by acquiring a company that makes commercial laundry equipment. Read More

Protege Game Studios

Gaming studio extends reach

A gaming studio focused on education has added a second West Michigan office. Read More

Vander Mill Cider

Cider maker has room to grow

Paul Vander Heide sees a big, bright future for Vander Mill Cider. Read More

Eight Grand Rapids companies on Michigan’s 50 to Watch list

Mayor George Heartwell recently recognized eight Grand Rapids companies that made this year’s Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list. Read More

Direct Trade Coffee Club

Something new brewing in coffee industry

Until late 2013, Direct Trade Coffee Club was a nomad. Read More

Grand Angels exceeds 2014 goals with $2.5M invested in 12 deals

Grand Angels surpassed its projections for 2014. Read More

Deksia Grand Rapids

Marketing agency moves on expansion

A growing marketing agency has increased its local footprint by 800 percent after moving down the street from its former office as part of its expansion plan. Read More

Appliance maker ranks as a top 'Corporate Citizen'

An appliance maker is considered one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” in the country. Read More