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Steelcase headquarters

Furniture maker signs 12-year agreement for wind power

A global furniture maker has inked a 12-year power purchase agreement for wind energy. Read More

Bell's Brewery Hopslam Ale can

West Michigan ranks among best at RateBeer

Readers of an international website dedicated to rating beer think highly of the West Michigan beer industry. Read More

Van Andel Institute

VARI finds potential 'guardian' against neurodegeneration

Scientists at Van Andel Research Institute might have found a “guardian” against neurodegeneration that could impact diseases like Parkinson’s. Read More

Amway headquarters

Amway year-end sales drop 12 percent

Amway has reported its annual sales for 2015, and the direct selling business saw a 12-percent decline from the previous year. Read More

Energy Partners GVSU MAREC

Solar startup founder secures patent

A Grand Valley State University business incubator tenant has been awarded a U.S. patent for his solar technology innovation. Read More

Dematic Multishuttle logistics

Logistics supplier moves production to Mexico

A logistics supplier is moving its manufacturing operations from Grand Rapids to Mexico later this year, eliminating 300 local jobs. Read More

New Holland Artisan Spirits Knickerbocker Gin

Craft spirits maker rolls out gins

A craft spirits maker in the region is set to release two new gins. Read More

Stryker Endoscopy building

Medical device supplier makes $2.7B acquisition

A supplier of medical devices and equipment is acquiring a company that makes products focused on reducing and preventing hospital-acquired infections. Read More

Shefit on Shark Tank

Sports bra maker catches deal on 'Shark Tank'

A local business owner who appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” over the weekend has struck a deal with one of the show’s “sharks.” Read More


Beggars can be choosers with app

You’re walking or driving on the streets of Grand Rapids, when someone asks you for spare change. You want to be charitable, but you’re not sure you trust what’ll happen to the money. What do you do? Read More

OST adds design firm

One of Grand Rapids’ most acclaimed IT companies just took one of its biggest strategic steps in years. Read More

Firm uses technology to reach troubled students

Students who have left high school before graduating now have a new option to complete their learning in a virtual setting. Read More

McClure Tables shuffleboard

Shuffleboard maker wins Best of Houzz award

A maker of shuffleboards and butcher blocks has been voted the best for customer service at a leading online community for home remodeling and design. Read More

Service Express Inc. SEI business plan presentation

IT company acquires Pennsylvania firm

A local IT company has expanded its presence in Steel City. Read More

Fleet Engineers AeroSaver

Truck supplier acquires North Carolina company

A maker of parts and accessories for trucks and trailers has acquired a manufacturer in North Carolina. Read More

Johnson Controls North American headquarters Glendale, Wisconsin

Auto supplier merges and moves HQ to Ireland

A global auto supplier with a large presence in West Michigan and the state has entered into a definitive merger agreement with a company based in Ireland. Read More

Rossa Casting Agency

Casting agency gets new owners and new name

At the close of December, Rossa Casting Agency introduced itself to West Michigan via Facebook. Read More

$50K pitch winner is on a mission

For Andy Thomas, owner of the Scottville-based Starving Artist Brewing Co., supporting and raising awareness of the arts is part of the brewery’s mission. Read More

Firm finds Grand Rapids is fab for innovation

Less than a decade ago, the Grand Rapids facility of global automotive and aerospace manufacturer Hutchinson was struggling to stay open; recently at the facility, the company cut the ribbon on its new North American Innovation Center, cementing its footprint in Grand Rapids for years to come. Read More

Big Lake Brewing

Brewery opens statewide distribution

A brewery in the region is beginning statewide distribution. Read More