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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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May 26, 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.
May 26, 2015
Rooms are becoming more adaptable so patients and family feel at home.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) One of the biggest changes you might have noticed recently when visiting your doctor’s office is that the furniture looks much more like what you’d find in a hotel room than in a hospital. Read More
Company hopes that 50 percent of NDT crew’s work will be external.
Recently, John Maxson had contractors in his Genzink Steel office nearly every day. Read More
Bringing more market-rate housing and mixed-use buildings to downtown Muskegon are two of Jonathan Seyferth’s challenges.
Jonathan Seyferth may not have planned on finding his footing in economic development, but his leadership position at Downtown Muskegon Now has helped the business community begin to rise. Read More
IT professionals comment on what’s hot today.
When a business owner or CEO hears the IT people talking about pain points, pipes and the cloud, this may be the gist of their conversation: “We could fix these pain points with a bigger pipe, and we could afford a bigger pipe if we spent money on the cloud rather than investing capital on hardware in our backroom.” Read More
The federal agency will expire July 1 if Congress does not renew it.
A West Michigan GE Aviation executive has expressed grave concern about the potential demise of the federal government’s Export-Import Bank, created as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal to help American businesses sell their goods and services abroad. Read More
Nearly 15 organizations are participating in the $500K, three-year endeavor.
Nearly 15 organizations and municipalities throughout the Muskegon area have launched an image and marketing campaign to inform residents and visitors about what the area has to offer. Read More
A state commission wants Michigan law changed regarding wind test towers.
The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is pushing for legislation to amend the 1959 Tall Structure Act to enable state officials to know just where existing meteorological evaluation towers are in Michigan, and require them to be more visible to aircraft. Read More
Some governmental entities will appear to be in the red.
A new accounting rule issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board that takes effect this June, known as GASB 68, will have an impact on local governments’ financial statements — and could make some of them appear in bad financial shape, when the opposite is true. Read More
The Business Journal is reporting on a study just released by Education Trust-Midwest, a non-partisan education policy organization, showing that, by almost any statistical average, Michigan students are performing among the bottom 10 states in the country. Read More
The Founding Fathers’ father, Benjamin Franklin, was a master compromiser. Read More
What is engagement? Read More
Their new financial management software will come from “the cloud.”
The city of Grand Rapids and Kent County government are the first local governments in Michigan to contract for new financial management software available on “the cloud” to members of the non-profit Michigan Municipal Services Authority. Read More
Mel Trotter Ministries’ board of directors has appointed Dennis VanKampen as its new executive director and CEO. Read More