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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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May 20, 2013
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 20, 2013
Figure may indicate commercial construction and local economy have rebounded.
The monetary value of the building permits that were applied for and granted just in Grand Rapids, and only in April, totaled a nearly unbelievable $77 million — a figure that breaks out to a daily average of $3.5 million for each of the month’s 22 business days. Read More
Having items made locally also means more jobs are filled.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Companies focused on developing zero waste streams are looking for recognition products that fit their sustainability mission, and Grand Rapids company Promotional Impact’s Green Giftz line is creating products to fill that need. Read More
Mark Tanis of The Image Group has been called a “true visionary” for his accomplishments in the communication industry.
One challenging aspect of interviewing business leaders is they often prefer talking about their team rather than themselves. Read More
Land bank feels lenders have responded positively to its mission.
Kent County Land Bank Authority Executive Director Dave Allen said the response his fledgling agency has received so far from the local banking community has been extremely positive. Read More
It isn’t as lame here as some think, according to MAREC researcher.
The Michigan Energy Office has been awarded a $44,000 grant to the GVSU Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center to study solar energy system costs and improvements for more efficient use in Michigan’s climate. Read More
The advent of technology and the Internet has changed the way we live our daily lives and conduct business transactions. Read More
I'm sure you've heard the expression, “Count your blessings.” Read More
Anthony Chan will be in Grand Rapids this week to talk to private clients.
The global economy ultimately affects individuals — especially high-net-worth individuals whose personal wealth and business capital is subject to constant economic changes on the other side of the globe, as well as the other side of Michigan. Read More
Nineteen more Chase Private Client offices open in Michigan
Chase Bank recently announced the opening of 19 additional Chase Private Client offices throughout Michigan this year, which provide affluent families and individuals with banking and J.P. Morgan investments. Read More
As we get closer to the start of 2014, the emphasis on educating people about decisions and responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act seems to be cranking up. Read More
Add Chinese consumers as friends.
The growing number of consumers in China is a good thing for manufacturing centers like West Michigan, according to Brad Haverkamp. Read More