Grand Rapids Business Journal

GRBJ 9-18-17

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September 18, 2017

Volume: 35
Edition: 38
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.

September 18, 2017

No heirs apparent for Grand Action 2.0

As co-chairs retire, committee waits for next generation of leaders to emerge with a new focus for Grand Rapids.

September 15, 2017
The thing about vision is, it can dim over time. And the retiring co-chairs of Grand Action Committee are waiting for younger eyes to take over with a fresh plan for the city. Read More

What they’ve accomplished

Grand Action’s fingerprints are all over downtown projects.

September 15, 2017
Grand Action was founded in 1991, originally as an outgrowth of Grand Vision. Read More

MSU opens $88.1M Grand Rapids Research Center

September 15, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A facility that will bring research partners together to investigate diseases like cancer, autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's will open on Medical Mile this week. Read More

Spectrum Health rides building boom

Over the last five years, the region’s largest employer has ponied up $160M for construction costs.

September 15, 2017
Ever since the merger of Butterworth Health System and Blodgett Memorial Medical Center two decades ago, a union that eventually would beget the region’s largest employer, Spectrum Health System has been synonymous with West Michigan’s status as a health care destination. Read More

Electronic logging drives safety and efficiency

Federal ruling requires commercial vehicle drivers to log hours electronically; local truck rental offers new logging systems.

September 15, 2017
New federal regulations soon will require that all commercial vehicles come equipped with an electronic logging device, or ELD. Read More

Inside Track: Wilson is drawn to the executive side of health

Michigan Blood CEO’s first job was running a 100-bed hospital at the age of 25.

September 15, 2017
Jim Wilson comes by his passion for health care honestly. Read More

The Rapid rolls out transit study

Public transit provider launches public feedback tool for input on system improvements.

September 15, 2017
The Rapid is reaching out for customer input to determine how it will improve its system in the next 10 years. Read More

ArtPrize hones tech focus in Studio Series

September 15, 2017
ArtPrize will delve into the role of artists in public and private innovation during two talks at its headquarters this month. Read More

Grand Action throws gauntlet to private sector thriving on its success

September 15, 2017
Grand Action’s biggest distinction is that it represented the private sector, not public governments. Read More

The power of human interaction

September 15, 2017
Success occurs only when we include humanity in a transaction. Read More

What would your grandfather do? Crisis and the family business

September 15, 2017
Crises are not unique to family-owned businesses, but they do present unique challenges. Read More

Change Ups: Harris to become Kuyper’s fifth president

September 15, 2017
Dr. Patricia Harris will become Kuyper College's fifth president Read More

Most industries maintain moderate growth rate

September 15, 2017
After a summer lull, the West Michigan economy resumed the growth pattern observed for the past eight years. Read More

Public Record

September 15, 2017
Sept. 15 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: Living on the black edge

September 15, 2017
The force behind a black-owned business empowerment experiment will show up in Muskegon tomorrow ready to talk about economic injustice. Read More