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Michigan House crowd

Partners representing West Michigan at SXSW Michigan House

For the third year, Michigan House will be finding a temporary home at SXSW in Austin, Texas — and this time, they’re bringing Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. Read More

Strker Berchtold

West Michigan companies are among 'World's Most Admired'

Three West Michigan employers have earned a spot on a national business publication’s annual ranking of companies with the strongest reputations in their industries. Read More

LG Chem Michigan Holland plant worker

Auto supplier plans to expand plant

An auto supplier is planning to build a 100,000-square-foot addition to its plant in the region — which could create up to 150 jobs. Read More

Tom Kennedy

Wolverine Worldwide appoints brand president

Wolverine Worldwide has appointed a new president to lead one of its brands. Read More

Scott Group Studio carpet samples

Custom carpet and rug maker acquires company

A pair of local custom carpet and rug makers are joining forces after an acquisition. Read More

Birgit Klohs

GRBJ Podcast: Birgit Klohs of The Right Place

Birgit Klohs — president and CEO of The Right Place — is the featured guest in episode 21 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Grand Ventures McKeel Hagerty left and Tim Streit

Venture capital firm raising $50M fund

Two businessmen have launched a local venture capital firm for early stage Midwest companies. Read More

Love Bites Treatery dog with treat

Pet treat startup wins 5x5 Night

A startup maker of pet treats has won the latest 5x5 Night. Read More

La Colombe

West Michigan’s cows attract coffee producers

An abundance of milk is the main reason Philadelphia-based La Colombe Coffee Roasters picked Norton Shores as the site for producing its canned Draft Latte for nationwide distribution. Read More

Company expands 3-D printing services

Scarlett Inc. launched a new website,, at the end of last year to support its expanded focus on 3-D printing applications. Read More

Right Place looks ahead next 3 years

The Right Place Inc. is shooting to bring $500 million in capital investment to the region over the next three years. Read More

Kellogg Company world headquarters

Food maker closing distribution centers

A food maker in the region is closing distribution centers across the country as part of a multi-year restructuring initiative. Read More

NxGen MDx

Medical company signs national deal with insurer

A local genetic screening company has secured a national contract with the third-largest health insurer in the country. Read More

partial rendering PMSI expansion

Agribusiness investing $2M in operation

An agribusiness is investing $2 million and creating 27 high-tech jobs at its facility in the region. Read More

Amway headquarters

Amway year-end sales drop 7 percent

Amway has released its year-end sales for 2016. Read More

Herman Miller New York flagship store

Furniture maker 're-aligns' organizational structure

A furniture maker in the region has shaken up its leadership team. Read More

GVSU students Solar Suction Surgery System S4 Malawi

College students build life-saving solar device for African hospital

A local college has a solution to a problem confronting rural hospitals all over the world: how to keep patients alive when the electricity fails. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide

The need for speed

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Successful footwear brands will need speed to win in the increasingly fast-paced industry. Read More

Startup helps industrial workers breathe easy

Orindi Ventures began with a runny nose. Read More

Everstream vans

Telecom company sells operation

A telecom company in the region and its statewide network have been acquired. Read More