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Eagle Design

From napkin sketch to final production

A Zeeland company is marking its 20th anniversary with a significant expansion. Read More


Eat your veggies? Not likely

A new report shows adults throughout the world are not receiving important health benefits due to the lack of fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. Read More

Roomations 3-D interior design

Interior design service draws $20K investment

The latest Start Garden winner has designs on going big. Read More

new inc

More West Michigan firms make Inc. growth list

West Michigan saw 24 companies named to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list this year. Read More

Memphis Smokehouse

Barbecue restaurant heats up downtown

A restaurant is planning to bring the tastes and smells of the South downtown. Read More

New Holland Spirits

Craft spirits maker expands classes

A craft spirits maker is expanding its education program for students of the industry. Read More

supermarket produce

Foundation awards MSU $6M for food programs

A local foundation has awarded Michigan State University $6 million in grants for research and outreach programs to promote access to healthy food in the state. Read More

Beer City Runner bus shuttle

Startup maps brewery shuttle

Grand Rapids beer has created another business. Read More

copper Lumberman's

Lumbermen's to distribute copper-enhanced surface

Recognizing an opportunity to offer a simple solution to help combat hospital-acquired infections, Grand Rapids-based Lumbermen’s Inc. is investing in a new product for the medical industry. Read More

Family Business survey reveals strength and longevity

A survey conducted in collaboration by two West Michigan universities reveals the stabilizing force of family-owned businesses in the region. Read More

Kellogg report reveals company-wide engagement drives diversity

Kellogg Co., the Battle Creek cereal maker, has released its fifth annual diversity report, putting the spotlight on company-wide efforts to bring everyone to the table. Read More

Marley Precision

Auto supplier expands production

A maker of direct fuel injection components for the auto industry is planning to ramp up production in 2015 and add jobs. Read More

Brewers Grove

Brewers tap trees for fundraiser

The Brewers Grove Project is back for the second year. Read More


Italian manufacturer breaks ground on first US facility

An Italian maker of molds for the plastics industry broke ground recently on its first facility in America, which will be located in Byron Center. Read More


Startup develops educational electronics

A startup company that produces electronic modules with a focus on improving the “how-to” experience for consumers is getting a boost from a Grand Rapids-based entrepreneurial incubator. Read More

Firerock old fashioned

Grand Cocktail bartenders create winning concoctions

Food wasn’t the only focus of Restaurant Week, as this year’s theme was pairing dishes with beverages. Read More

West Michigan-made jungle boot debuts at military trade show

Bates Footwear, a division of Wolverine Worldwide in Rockford, launched its new Recondo jungle boot last month at a major military products trade show near Washington, D.C. Read More


WMU students launch SafeSense Technologies with impact sensor

An innovative pressure sensor developed by West Michigan University graduate students can now detect concussive head trauma, with applications both on the playing field and in the battlefield. Read More