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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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February 23, 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.
February 23, 2015
There is also talk at John Ball Zoo about a possible future millage to fund it.
The Kent County Board of Commissioners will review the John Ball Zoo’s new master plan this week, which has to be updated every 10 years and approved by the county, under the terms of the county’s lease contract with the nonprofit corporation that now runs the zoo. Read More
Banking preferences of millennials have financial institutions reviewing their services.
Millennials are making unintended waves in the personal banking world and have even been mentioned by one of Michigan’s oldest banks as the root cause of its recent decision to close several branches in the Lower Peninsula. Read More
Bob Bernhardt, who also has roles with the Louisville and Chattanooga symphonies, was drawn to GR by its vibrant atmosphere.
Grand Rapids Symphony goers will recognize the organization’s new principal pops conductor when the 2015-2016 season begins later this year. Read More
Grand River Commerce Inc., the holding company for Grand River Bank in Grandville, completed a private sale of more than 2.3 million shares of its common stock in early February to “accredited investors,” netting $10,653,786. Read More
Pending Comcast/Time Warner deal may boost Charter Communications in the state.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Michigan Public Service Commission has issued its eighth annual report on the status of cable television competition in Michigan. Read More
The method takes into account the economic impact of resource depletion.
Standard practice for determining a country’s economic growth and overall wealth has been to look at gross domestic product, but two Calvin College professors argue GDP is an outdated measurement tool that doesn’t take into account the value of natural resources or the impact of their depletion on an economy. Read More
The 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index Retail Report is out. Read More
A pall was cast on the beginning of Gov. Rick Snyder’s second term with the announcement from State Budget Director John Roberts revealing the state was $289 million short of projections in the current budget and $527 million below expectations for next year. Read More
If you like potholes, thank a politician. Read More
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the 2015 Change Agent Award, presented to Eric Williams, left, and Andre Fields, right, co-founders of Alpha Beta Omega, a leadership program at Grand Rapids Community College that provides at-risk urban students —in particular, African-American males who had the lowest academic success rate of any group at the college — with a positive social network of students so they can become successful academic achievers. Read More
Recent government statistics show a strong trend in employee hiring. Read More