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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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August 18, 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.
August 18, 2014
A food service veteran deals with continuous change in the wedding reception business.
Catering professional Tom Doyle, a former long-time partner in the Brann restaurant chain and the new owner of Distinctive Catering by Brann’s, deals with a lot of change and challenges in what people want for their wedding receptions. Read More
Andrew Montpetit’s start-up, Thoughts You Can See, draws on his talent of expressing ideas visually.
Even though Andrew Montpetit loved to draw as a kid, he was always told that “the starving artist” path was too financially risky. Read More
USDA Rural Development loans help growers with a variety of programs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is an important source of capital and assistance in finding capital for many rural Michiganders, ranging from local government officials to farmers, factory owners and others in small business. Read More
But survey finds only one-third of respondents are satisfied with their own cultures.
Eighty-nine percent of entrepreneurs consider culture to be an important or very important contributor to the success of their business, according to a survey of 515 small businesses released by Turnstone, a Steelcase brand. Read More
Partnership with GRPS puts students in front of classrooms right away.
To address the concerns of the effectiveness of urban school educators, a Grand Rapids university is launching a graduate program this fall incorporating a practical application to change the model of how future teachers are prepared. Read More
The ‘team’ consists of attorneys, psychologists, coaches and financial professionals.
Divorce is the worst. Read More
GVSU study finds customers were more forgiving of a service failure.
Consumers are likely to cut some slack for companies with a religious affiliation, according to a study led by a West Michigan professor. Read More
Detroit is showing the world what it can do. Read More
Listen closely to what someone is saying to you. It can be costly if you are not paying attention. Read More
Third Coast Development owns El Barrio in Mid Towne Village.
A restaurant is a place to sit and enjoy a good meal with good company. Read More
Dr. John C. Pinheiro, professor of history and director of Catholic studies at Aquinas College, has been elected to a four-year term on the National Network Board of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts. Read More
Much as it has been for the past five years, slow growth continues to be the trend in the West Michigan economy. Read More