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September 2, 2014
Since 1983, Grand Rapids Business Journal has been West Michigan's primary and most trusted source of local business news. The weekly print edition of the Business Journal, a must-read for the area’s top decision-makers, is known as the business newspaper of metro Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and all of West Michigan.
September 2, 2014
West Michigan farmers and home builders are alarmed by recent proposal.
This spring, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule under the Clean Water Act that would redefine what can be regulated by the U.S. government as a “water of the United States.” Read More
Varnum attorney’s lengthy career is marked by community and professional participation.
On Sept. 17, the State Bar of Michigan will honor Varnum attorney Carl Ver Beek with the Roberts P. Hudson Award at its annual meeting being held in Grand Rapids. Read More
Copper's antimicrobial ability helps reduce health-care-acquired infections.
Recognizing an opportunity to offer a simple solution to help combat hospital-acquired infections, Grand Rapids-based Lumbermen’s Inc. is investing in a new product for the medical industry. Read More
The new Grand Rapids police chief says the job has many similarities to managing a business.
David Rahinsky is not one of those executives who doesn’t always answer his phone. Read More
Surprisingly, not all public library systems in Michigan have 501(c)(3) status.
Linda Krombeen’s job just got busier — and in one respect, easier. She probably won’t have to hear "no" so often when she’s trying to get a grant or donation. Read More
Locally owned firm has opened five new locations in the past year.
Sun Title, a Grand Rapids-based real estate transaction and title services company, has been included on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Read More
Collaborative programs thrive on sharing detailed clinical data on all cases.
By pooling resources and working collaboratively, Michigan Blues and hospitals throughout the state are participating in health quality initiatives that the company believes have brought millions of dollars in savings to the medical table in Michigan. Read More
Company is challenging itself to grow its ‘cultural intelligence.’
Kellogg Co., the Battle Creek cereal maker, has released its fifth annual diversity report, putting the spotlight on company-wide efforts to bring everyone to the table. Read More
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cellphones by all drivers. Read More
Great leaders develop practices and communicate expectations that allow them to manage fairly and consistently as they motivate people to contribute their proportionate share toward the success of the team or the stability of relationships. Read More
I sat in a Jim Rohn seminar one day in 1995 and heard him say, “Formal education will earn you a living. Self-education will earn you a fortune. Read More
A common problem for companies is maintaining far more data than necessary.
More than 190 billion emails are being sent globally each business day, which means companies are generating data at an ever-accelerating pace, according to Dawn Garcia Ward, attorney at Warner Norcross. Read More
Kalamazoo-based Borroughs Corp.’s new line of modular drawer cabinets predominantly are for businesses where space is at a premium or the need to improve security or parts retrieval times is vital. Read More
When we do compensation consulting, we usually start with asking about the organization’s compensation philosophy. Read More
Wyoming Chief of Public Safety Jim Carmody shared some good news with the Business Journal last week, good for all motorists who commute in and out of GR via South Division Avenue — the Wyoming stretch of it anyway. Read More