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Furniture maker rolls out chair for exam room

A local furniture maker has developed a new chair for clinicians as a result of a study that revealed most exam rooms are inhibiting the patient-doctor interactions necessary for successful health outcomes. Read More

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Appliance maker invests $13.5M in wind-energy projects

An appliance maker in the region is planning to invest $13.5 million in new wind turbines to help power a pair of plants. Read More

Long Road Distillers bar

Craft spirits maker wins Best Gin at global competition

A local craft spirits maker has won the Best Gin honor at a global blind-tasting competition for gin. Read More

Muskegon Innovation Hub

College launches co-working space

A local college is enhancing its newly re-branded innovation hub. Read More

Leanness, learning pay off for Michigan Office Solutions

A shift in philosophy six years ago has done wonders for Michigan Office Solutions. Read More

Small biz tussles with red tape

There are thousands of regulations on the city, state and federal levels that a small business owner must meet in order to start a business. Read More

The Right Place looks ahead to next strategic plan

Economic development agency The Right Place is nearing the end of its most recent strategic plan, and the results are coming in. Read More

Heinz Holland plant

Kraft Heinz picks West Michigan for Grey Poupon production

Kraft Heinz Company is planning to make 100 percent of its Grey Poupon mustard in West Michigan. Read More

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Brewery rolls out line of beers

A local brewery is launching a new line of beers. Read More

Award Window Cleaning Services

Owner sells window-cleaning company

The owner of a local window-cleaning company has sold his operation to pursue other business ambitions. Read More

Emissions-systems maker closes plant and lays off 150

A local maker of emissions systems is closing a plant and laying off 150 workers. Read More

Whirlpool KitchenAid five-door refrigerator

Appliance maker signs deal with homebuilder

An appliance maker in the region has teamed up with a homebuilder to outfit its projects for the next two years. Read More


Big Rapids manufacturing plant to produce Saucony brand

Wolverine Worldwide plans to produce Saucony brand athletic shoes for the U.S. military at its Big Rapids plant. Read More

Southern Hound

Classmates track the scent of success

They’re only in their first years of college, but already four East Grand Rapids natives have created a budding clothing line that’s getting digital hits from all over the world. Read More

Distel Wolfe

The hunt for employee bonding

At a time when many companies are looking for ways to build teams between departments and generations of employees, one Grand Rapids startup has a two-word answer: scavenger hunts. Read More

Fehsenfeld family relinquishes control of CF

For three generations, Crystal Flash has been controlled by the Fehsenfeld family. Now, however, one of the largest fuel distribution companies in the state has new owners — lots of them. Read More

Startup proves medical packaging is more than just a box and a bag

All it took was someone to fill the void, and West Michigan’s booming medical and pharmaceutical industries responded. Read More

Herman Miller New York flagship offices

Furniture maker opens 'flagship' New York location

A furniture maker in the region has opened a new "flagship" location in New York, which consolidates its presence in the city into one location and brings many of its brands under one roof. Read More

Spiech Farms blueberries

Food producer invests $1M in operation

A food producer in the region is expanding its operation and creating 55 jobs. Read More

Total Plastics

Plastics distributor makes acquisition

A plastics distributor in the region is growing its presence in the Philadelphia market via acquisition. Read More