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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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August 3, 2015
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.
August 3, 2015
Company will now share its ability to identify ‘excellent talent’ with clients.
Based on the growing difficulty of finding the right talent for IT positions and client feedback, Grand Rapids-based Open Systems Technologies is launching a formal recruiting division. Read More
Psycho Brew’s explosive growth comes without taking on debt.
Chris Breimayer just wanted to pay for his homebrew supplies when he started his business, Psycho Brew, a brewing system manufacturer. Read More
‘Naked & Afraid’ star hopes to bring survival school to Grand Rapids.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids resident Luke McLaughlin currently can be seen on the Discovery Channel’s series “Naked & Afraid XL,” trying to survive naked in a remote Colombian jungle with a group of 11 other people over the course of 40 days. Read More
TowerPinkster adds 14 employees this year as design business booms again.
Arnie Mikon would like to think TowerPinkster is a dramatic exception among local architecture companies — it has 14 new employees so far this year — but he said actually the whole industry is expanding. Read More
Collaborative effort enhances university’s long-term sustainability goals.
A Grand Rapids-based university is receiving an illuminating makeover through a partnership with a West Michigan-based energy savings company and the North American subsidiary of an international electronics and lighting manufacturer. Read More
Changes in American society are resulting in new legal decisions.
Sexual orientation is included under sex discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said last week when it announced its decision in the case of Complainant v. Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of Transportation (Federal Aviation Administration). Read More
The ICBA lists Northpointe as a top performer in 2015.
The Independent Community Bankers of America has listed Northpointe Bank in Grand Rapids as one of the top-performing community banks in the U.S. in its 2015 ratings, based on earnings and operational efficiencies throughout 2014. Read More
Jim McGannon’s youth sports organization focuses on the kids and learning athletic skills, rather than on competition.
Coach Jim McGannon takes a different approach with youth sports. Read More
In the not-too-distant past during the Great Recession, counties and cities were battling for any drop of economic development within each jurisdiction while property tax revenues and income tax revenue bled red, soaking municipal budgets. Read More
My wife and I took a riverboat cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in June. Read More
The Morton is a ‘signature product’ for Rockford Construction in the heart of downtown.
The last major building redevelopment project on Monroe Center in downtown is almost complete. Read More
West Michigan viewed as a viable secondary market for real estate investment.
While a recent report highlights key issues impacting the national and international real estate market, several trends hit home for West Michigan. Read More
Law firm wins fight regarding Real Estate Transfer Tax Act.
Attorneys from Warner Norcross succeeded in July in having the interpretation of a statute in the Real Estate Transfer Tax Act overturned by the Michigan Supreme Court. Read More
Development also will feature law firm, PR firm, physical therapist, credit union and restaurant.
The $50 million, 130,000-square-foot Arena Place project, which will include ground floor retail, office and apartment space, and a three-level parking deck when it is completed in April, is just weeks away from signing its last tenant. Read More
Prices for inputs to construction industries expanded 0.2 percent in June after increasing 1.1 percent in May. Read More