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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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January 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.
January 26, 2015
Sheldon Cleaners is opening a café/creperie in one of its Grand Rapids locations.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) At first it was just going to be a little coffee shop in one of their dry-cleaning/laundry locations. Then the Cares brothers decided to have a little fun. Read More
Before joining Norris, Perné & French, Lon Swartzentruber helped a school system secure its financial future.
The new managing director — the first and only managing director — at Norris, Perné & French, the oldest privately owned investment management firm in Grand Rapids, is a guy with a track record of taking on difficult challenges. Read More
The new location accommodates a larger staff and has easier access for disabled vets.
Kent County’s Department of Veterans Affairs, which has expanded since voter approval of a millage increase in November, will be moving in March from its current downtown location at 82 Ionia Ave. NW to Fuller Avenue at the Kent County government complex in northeast Grand Rapids. Read More
The Business Journal’s Jan. 26 issue will feature a special insert — “The Newsmakers of the Year” — which can also be viewed online. Read More
Organization identifies six goals, including creation of a true ‘downtown neighborhood.’
Following extensive public outreach efforts to gather feedback from all sectors of the Grand Rapids community, GR Forward presented an initial draft vision and set of six goals recently during a standing-room-only public forum. Read More
A draft of proposed legislation allowing the transfer will be reviewed this week.
The process of transferring the Kent County government’s direct control of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport to an airport authority is under way, with the county Board of Commissioners Legislative and Human Resources Committee considering a key step this week: the draft of proposed enabling legislation allowing it to happen. Read More
The $200M project will replace a coal-burning plant on the waterfront.
The Holland Board of Public Works and Holland City Council have approved an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Southfield, Mich.-based Barton Malow for the design and construction of the Holland Energy Park natural gas power plant. Read More
Winning team produces armband for snow enthusiasts to control their electronics.
Participants in the 2015 Startup Weekend turned their attention to 3D printed prototyping and industrial design this year as innovators, designers, programmers, students and entrepreneurs convened in Grand Rapids for the three-day competition. Read More
Generational attitudes in the workplace will be one of two topics of discussion.
The local organization for working professionals will focus its attention on human capital trends in its first monthly event in 2015, featuring presentations by local business leaders. Read More
Grand Rapids’ second-to-last ranking by Forbes.com regarding economic conditions for African-Americans was a “shock wave” in the city, unless you happen to be African-American. Read More
Last Christmas Eve, I got a voicemail from my son Shamus asking if I knew of a divorce lawyer named Mr. Barnhart. Read More
Here are 3.5 answers to 3.5 questions frequently asked by salespeople: Read More
Nemschoff’s and Herman Miller Healthcare’s Palisade Collection has earned Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Award in the Healthcare Furniture category. Read More
Human resources at one time had an image problem. Read More
Dan Koorndyk, chair of the Kent County Board of Commissioners, was a guest of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids last week to give a short presentation on Kent County government. Read More