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Produce company branches into making apple cider

A produce company in the region is expanding into the cider-making business. Read More

Fabian Elliott

Nonprofit producing City Hacks GR

A nonprofit that helps connect urban students to technology careers is hosting an inaugural four-day event that includes a hackathon worth $5,000 in prizes. Read More

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Armstrong International donates to Hurricane Harvey relief

An energy-management supplier has issued a donation to help with Hurricane Harvey relief. Read More

CEO sent to prison for tax evasion

The former head of a shuttered southwest Michigan biofuels company has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $2 million in restitution. Read More

Rolling Stone partnering to redevelop guitar factory

A guitar factory in the region is teaming up with Rolling Stone in an effort to turn the historic site into a national music destination. Read More

Jason Spaulding and Kris Spaulding Brewery Vivant

GRBJ Podcast: Jason Spaulding and Kris Spaulding of Brewery Vivant

Jason Spaulding and Kris Spaulding — the co-owners of Brewery Vivant — are the featured guests in episode 51 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

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West Michigan aiming for Amazon's HQ2

West Michigan is tossing its hat in the ring to land Amazon’s next headquarters — a potential $5-billion investment with as many as 50,000 new jobs. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide headquarters

Wolverine Worldwide commits $2.6M to Hurricane Harvey relief

Wolverine Worldwide has pledged to help Hurricane Harvey victims. Read More

Gray Skies Distillery craft spirit and cocktail mixer

22 distillers confirmed for craft spirits festival

Local and statewide distillers will convene in Grand Rapids this weekend to celebrate the craft spirits industry. Read More

Start Garden

A clear shift toward inclusion

In 2015, Forbes magazine published an article that sent shockwaves through the startup ecosystem in Grand Rapids. Read More


Consumers launches renewable energy program

Big businesses in West Michigan now are able to take part in a program that will allow them to support and benefit from the development of renewable energy. Read More

Internet provider turns to the ‘dark’ side

Dark Fiber may sound like a plot element in a science fiction story, but it’s very real and becoming a preferred method of internet connectivity for businesses in Michigan. Read More

Kellogg pumpkin

Kellogg sending 30M food servings for Hurricane Harvey victims

Kellogg Company is offering more assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Read More

farm house

Lender sues farm for $145M

A lender for agriculture businesses is suing a farm in the region for alleged default on more than $145 million in loans. Read More

Hey Diddle Diddle beer label

Breweries partner on Hey Diddle Diddle beer

Beer drinkers who didn’t make the trip out to Colorado to try Jagged Mountain’s Hey Diddle Diddle — brewed to honor West Michigan native and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler — are in luck. Read More

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Insurer adding 60 jobs to tech center

A Fortune 500 insurance company is planning to expand its Grand Rapids tech center and add 60 jobs at the site. Read More

High Hopes Hammocks

Hammock startup wins 5x5 Night

A hammock startup that donates gear to someone in poverty with each purchase is the winner of the latest 5x5 Night. Read More

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Perrigo sending products for Hurricane Harvey victims

Perrigo has pledged to send aid for Hurricane Harvey victims. Read More

Kellogg Company world headquarters

Kellogg laying off 223 workers

Kellogg Company has announced it plans to cut 223 jobs in the region. Read More

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West Michigan employers rate among Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

A pair of companies in the region have been recognized for their policies and practices aimed at welcoming and supporting workers with disabilities. Read More