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Esther Berrozpe

Whirlpool names exec to head 'integrated' European business

Whirlpool is making leadership changes abroad after a recent acquisition. Read More

Nick Hrnyak

Lacks Enterprises names non-family member president

After more than 40 years, Lacks Enterprises is announcing its first non-family member president. Read More

Founders Brewing Backstage Series Blushing Monk beer

Brewery re-releases experimental beer

After several years of releasing one-time experimental beers, a brewery is going back to a popular release. Read More

GVSU Ford Go Further video forest

Videos: University team wins Ford competition

Students from three local colleges recently competed in a social media video contest for a chance to work with Ford and a Dearborn ad agency. Read More

ManpowerGroup employment workshop

Grand Rapids ranks No. 4 in US for winter jobs outlook

Job seekers may be taking a closer look at the Grand Rapids market this winter. Read More


Startup crowdfunds 'ruggedized' coffee maker

When Jim Doan came to St. Joseph in 2007 to work for Whirlpool, he moved into a new housing development with only about 25 percent of the homes built — which meant he observed a lot of construction sites. Read More

Eric Olmstead

IT firm names director of infrastructure and cloud practices

An IT firm is making “a strong pivot” toward the cloud. Read More

New Holland Brewing Blue Sunday Sour beer

Breweries win at European Beer Star

A pair of West Michigan breweries performed well at the European Beer Star competition in Nuremberg, Germany. Read More

Amway eSpring home water-filtration system

Amway wins Asia-Pacific award for water filtration

Amway is adding another plaque to its wall of accolades for its work in the Asia-Pacific market. Read More

Medical device maker reaches $80M settlement

A medical device maker has agreed to pay about $80 million to end a federal investigation into one of its acquisitions. Read More

Founders Brewing tap takeover

Grand Rapids ranks among 'Best Beer Cities' in US

Grand Rapids’ preference for “high-end beer” is one reason it’s considered one of the “10 Best Beer Cities” in the nation. Read More

Seed sensor

West Michigan agriculture product recognized for design

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has recognized a West Michigan product as “one of the year's most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries.” Read More

New Holland Brewing Co. beer bottle opener

Brewery uncaps tasting room

A brewery is expanding next door to give its customers more room to taste its products and shop for branded gear. Read More

Hudsonville Ice Cream Peppermint Stick

Ice cream maker releases winter flavors

It might be cold outside, but that’s not stopping an ice cream maker from releasing a new batch of winter flavors. Read More

Ledyard Building

The Right Place finds new home downtown

The Right Place isn’t traveling far to find a new space in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More


Startup rolls out marketplace of US contract workers

A startup is rolling out an online marketplace where employers can connect with U.S.-based contract workers in a variety of industries. Read More

Whirlpool HybridCare Heat Pump Duet Dryer

Appliance maker wins Emerging Technology Award from feds

An appliance maker has won the Energy Star Emerging Technology Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for one of its new products. Read More

GRMI Logistics

Manufacturing recovery fuels GRMI Logistics growth

GRMI Logistics, a family-owned and operated industrial shipping service that went into business in June 2011, is moving its base of operations to Cascade Township due to growth over the last two years that increased profits by more than 600 percent. Read More

Koops Inc. marks 25 years

Koops Inc., a manufacturing automation company that began in Holland in 1989, now counts 100 employees and is marking its 25th anniversary. Read More