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Becky VandenBout

Online ‘ethical fashion’ store to launch this fall

An entrepreneur with a background in web development and electrical engineering will launch an online store this fall focusing on ethical and sustainable fashion. Read More

Discover Michigan

Discovering Michigan beckons travelers to the region

In response to an increased interest from local tourists to experience West Michigan, Grand Rapids-based Discovering Michigan opened its doors to the domestic market. Read More

Candace Cameron

Publisher will release ‘Full House’ star’s book this fall

A local publisher will release a lifestyle book by an actress, producer and New York Times-bestselling author this fall. Read More

Great Lakes Fresh Market

Independent grocer opening fourth location

A lakeshore grocer is opening its fourth location at the site of a vacant grocery store. Read More

Ridge Cider Co. Porch Sittin' hard cider bottles

Company releases seasonal hard cider

A West Michigan hard cider maker is rolling out its third packaged product. Read More

AMI Entertainment Network jukebox

Investment firm buys jukebox maker

A local jukebox maker has been sold to an out-of-state investment firm. Read More


Region’s patent activity climbs

It’s not cheap to procure a patent. It can cost thousands of dollars in application fees, attorney billings and maintenance costs to defend a patent once the federal government grants it. Read More

Latitude 42 Brewing Company bar beer taps

West Michigan breweries medal at US Open Beer Championship

Several West Michigan breweries have brought home medals from the U.S. Open Beer Championship. Read More

Noco Provisions interior

American-style restaurant opening doors

A new restaurant is opening in Grand Rapids. Read More

Chipotle interior

Fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain opening location

A chain of fast-casual Mexican restaurants is opening a new location in the area. Read More

Beer City Brewers Guild beer taps

Breweries and homebrewers create Pro-Am brews

Grand Rapids breweries are partnering with homebrewers to create a number of special brews. Read More

4 Two 4

Couple fulfills brewery pipe dream

A few years ago, the Millers had given up hope on having a baby and turned their attention to a brewery. Read More