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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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April 27, 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.
April 27, 2015
New entity’s goal is to connect businesses with development opportunities.
Four lakeshore-based agencies have launched an outreach program to coordinate the delivery of services offered by resource partners in the state providing opportunities and tools for Muskegon businesses. Read More
Keli Christopher’s ‘recreational’ Mind Boggle programming focuses on fun, hands-on science for kids.
Keli Christopher is sparking students’ interest in science and math through recreational STEM programming to better prepare them for college and beyond. Read More
A new graduate level program beginning this fall will embrace the diversity of the accounting field while preparing students for competency exams using a curriculum tailored to specific areas of study. Read More
Kent commissioners hear details of the Network180 crisis.
The Kent County Board of Commissioners heard details of the “perfect storm” funding crisis in community mental health services, with the disparity between what the state government does for Southeast Michigan versus West Michigan once again an issue. Read More
Only 20,000 of state’s 90,000 migrant workers stay in labor camps.
LANSING — Five years after a report called migrant working conditions “intolerable,” Michigan is far from addressing the problems, the state’s civil rights director says. Read More
GVSU student plays integral role in developing ‘foolproof’ breathing tube.
A West Michigan graduate student has designed a medical device in collaboration with Spectrum Health Innovations and clinical staff to reduce risk to patients during hospital stays. Read More
The bank’s growth over the past two years is one of the drivers.
Chemical Bank, through its Midland parent company, Chemical Financial Corp., has unveiled a leadership reorganization that reflects in part the bank’s significant expansion over the last two years. Read More
MCUL reports that 2014 was a high-growth year for Michigan.
Michigan credit unions, according to the Michigan Credit Union League, enjoyed double-digit increases in business loans and auto loans through 2014, plus a healthy jump in membership. Read More
Looking at a business, one can’t necessarily determine its tax-reporting status. Read More
If laws change, businesses will have less trouble adapting than government.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right and should be extended to couples in all 50 states. Read More
I was recently sent an article from The New York Times that discussed “human capital” and whether this was the proper term to describe employees and the implications for society. Read More
So says the acting head of the Kent County Road Commission. Read More