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X-Rite Pantone ColorTRUE app

X-Rite develops image color-matching app

The color-management company X-Rite has developed a mobile app to help creative professionals optimize the color of images on mobile devices. Read More


Shopping startup steps into market

An online shopping community designed to connect shoppers with retailers is targeting the Grand Rapids market. Read More

Michael Clapper

European association names e-cigarette exec chairman

The president of international at an e-cigarette maker in the region is the new chairman of Europe’s Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association. Read More

NuWave Technology Partners

IT firm doubles market presence

An IT firm has doubled its presence in the local market. Read More

Kloqe iPhone case

Startup guards iPhones

A startup is developing the iPhone’s “new best friend.” Read More

Michael Hutchinson

Stryker transitions legal leadership

The legal department at medical equipment maker Stryker is under new leadership. Read More

McDonald's Wyoming Milagro Six

Franchisee orders next restaurant

A franchisee is building a café-style McDonald’s in the area that will create up to 60 jobs by this summer. Read More

Founders Brewing Co. bottling line

Brewery rises on ranking of largest US craft breweries

Two breweries in the region remain the state’s lone representatives on the Brewers Association’s ranking of the largest craft breweries in the nation — based on sales volume. Read More

HC Golf

Start Garden invests $20K more in golf instruction

A mobile platform for golf instruction has secured $20,000 more in funding from Start Garden. Read More

Coppercraft Distillery

Craft spirits maker distributes across state

A craft spirits maker in the region is distributing its products two years after getting started. Read More

The Factory

GR Makers and The Factory join forces

Individuals seeking collaborative and creative work environments can now take advantage of a new partnership between two local facilities. Read More

Steelcase turnstone buoy

Furniture maker rates among 'most-trustworthy' companies in US

An office furniture maker is one of the most-trustworthy public companies in the nation, according to Forbes. Read More

Anna's House restaurant

Breakfast restaurant orders space on East Beltline

A restaurant that serves early risers is expanding to the corner of a major retail intersection. Read More

Sietsema Orchards hard cider

Hard-cider makers bring home medals

Local cider makers came home with plenty of awards last weekend from the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition. Read More

2013 50 Michigan Companies to Watch

West Michigan produces 13 of state's Companies to Watch

Thirteen small businesses in West Michigan are among the state’s 50 Companies to Watch. Read More

ADAC Automotive

Manufacturer wins Supplier of the Year award from GM

GM has presented a local manufacturer with its Supplier of the Year award. Read More

Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.

Brewery opens to full house

A brewery with historic flavor is now serving the lakeshore. Read More

Jeff Barrett

Inside Track: Barrett matches preferences with his job for a ‘good life’

Jeff Barrett thrives on being an extrovert and forming relationships, yet he’s possibly best known for his Twitter handle. Read More

CityHub Cyclery

CityHub Cyclery opens in Muskegon

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A downtown Muskegon shop looks to become a hub for bike fans. Read More

Generation Care Grand Rapids

Rehabilitation company extends reach

A rehabilitation and wellness company is opening its third stand-alone clinic to serve the local market. Read More