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Medical firm acquires practice

A local eye care practice has joined a management services organization. Read More

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Grand Rapids is the No. 1 US metro for living a 'balanced lifestyle'

Grand Rapids is the top metro in the country for people looking for balance in their lives. Read More


Productivity lost to flu locally hits $1 million

As many people unfortunately know firsthand, it’s flu season. Sick workers mean time off work, which leads to lost productivity businesses must absorb. Read More

Drug testing may hinder hiring, manufacturing experts say

Worker shortages are threatening to curb growth in Michigan’s manufacturing sector, and drug testing could be contributing to the problem by impeding both hiring and retention, industry experts said. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide committing $40M to groundwater issues

Wolverine Worldwide said it expects to spend $40 million addressing groundwater issues in the area. Read More

Governor Snyder wants to boost funding for water infrastructure

LANSING — Michigan Governor Rick Snyder wants to improve the state's water infrastructure by investing $110 million annually to help ensure access to safe drinking water. Read More

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Rehab company selling US operations for $45M

A locally based network of physical rehabilitation clinics is selling its U.S. assets for $45 million. Read More

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Transplant program reaches milestones

A local surgical program dedicated to organ transplants has reached two significant milestones. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide: Dump sites not responsible for lead in water

A footwear and apparel maker that's working to clean up dump sites in the area said it doesn't believe the contamination is responsible for reports of elevated lead levels in water. Read More

Bringing yoga practices off your mat and into your busy life

Wake up. Dawdle on your Instagram feed. Attempt to get yourself looking presentable for the day. Stress about the 18 things on your to-do list. Stare at the dishes you were too lazy to clean last night after “the most dramatic episode yet” of “The Bachelor.” Go to work. Read More

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College wins $1M grant for career training

A local college has received a $1-million grant for a project that connects vulnerable populations with careers in public works and health care. Read More

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Partners plan parking garage downtown

A new six-level parking garage with 1,220 spaces is being planned for downtown. Read More

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Hospital undergoing $35M expansion

A hospital in the region will soon begin a $35-million expansion. Read More


OSHA cracks down on silica violations

The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration instituted new penalties for construction companies. Read More

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Kent County sees drop in uninsured rate

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Researchers have found the rate of people without health insurance in Kent County has dropped to 3 percent, and Grand Rapids is outperforming the nation and state in health care job growth. Read More

Looking to grow your own cannabis-based business?

New resources are available to aid the cannabis industry in West Michigan. Read More

Escalation of Kent County health care costs must be contained by business leaders

The 2018 Health Check, analyzing health trends and costs in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Allegan counties, was announced by Grand Valley State University researchers. Read More

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Medical company ranks among 'Best Employers for Diversity' in US

A medical technology company in the region ranks among the nation’s best employers for diversity. Read More

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Hospital partnering with Dominican Sisters on campus

A local hospital is partnering with a religious congregation to create a senior living and primary health care facility. Read More