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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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July 28, 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.
July 28, 2014
Meetings, sporting events and all kinds of travel are leading to record hotel revenues.
The convention and tourism climate in Grand Rapids is still on the upswing, with 2014 on target to be the fourth consecutive year of record room revenue, according to Janet Korn, Experience Grand Rapids senior vice president. Read More
$300K in improvements will allow venue to host bigger shows for longer periods.
Downtown Grand Rapids is set to become a bigger magnet to tourism. Read More
New program will subsidize rent while businesses get up and running.
Retail entrepreneurs and business owners looking to set up shop in downtown Battle Creek may be eligible for financial support with a new acceleration program. Read More
For Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom, becoming a police officer in the 1970s meant overcoming a series of obstacles.
Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom stands as a much-needed example of how law enforcement can be an accepting and viable career path for women and members of minority communities. Read More
Short-term rentals bump up against established hospitality industry.
While Airbnb may be enjoying a slightly better reception from the city of Grand Rapids than when it was first discussed, the $10 billion sharing economy business is still getting a bit of a cold shoulder. Read More
Patients can thank two behind-the-scenes, germ-fighting robots for added protection against hospital-acquired infections at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital. Read More
On the eve of the Aug. 5 primary elections, Grand Rapids Business Journal is earnestly urging participation in voter turnout for the many candidates and issues to be determined by an involved electorate next week, not the least of which is the Michigan property tax proposal. Read More
Most successful individuals establish basic tenants for their lives, rules they use to hold themselves accountable for their own actions. Read More
When a customer says, “I want to think about it,” or “I need some time to think it over,” it's one of the most frustrating expressions a salesperson can hear. Read More
Breweries, restaurants and shopping are reviving the tourism trade.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Downtown Muskegon, once known as an industrial town, has shed its former image to become a vibrant destination. Read More
David R. Fernstrum, an associate of law firm Mika, Meyers, Beckett & Jones PLC, has been elected a fellow by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers for sustained, outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. Read More
“Your skills suck.” That’s not something you would actually expect to say during an interview. Read More
Imagine working for a business that wants to improve your quality of life and increase the power of your impact outside the workplace — and where you are rewarded for reducing your travel impact, volunteering in your local community, eating local food, or reducing your waste. Read More