Grand Rapids Business Journal

GRBJ 4-16-18

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April 16, 2018

Volume: 36
Edition: 16
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 16, 2018

Corner Bar reconstruction begins

Rebuild includes upgraded interior, improved workflow between kitchen and dining room.

April 13, 2018
Rockford lost an iconic establishment when a fire all but destroyed the Corner Bar last August, but Orion Construction was quick to shore up the debris and preserve what it could. Read More

Region goes back to school on talent

West Michigan joins statewide Talent Pipeline Management Academy to solve labor crunch.

April 13, 2018
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has schooled a group of West Michigan stakeholders on connecting the dots between training providers and employers. Read More

Spectrum, EGR debate parking issue

Blodgett Hospital wants to replace old ramp, but residents say initial plans compromise historical area’s character.

April 13, 2018
Efforts by Spectrum Health to begin a $30-million parking structure project at Blodgett Hospital are being challenged by East Grand Rapids residents. Read More

Muskegon Sports Council launches DUNEiversity program

Sessions invite work groups into nature for lessons in creative problem-solving, team building and fun.

April 13, 2018
A team-building program taking a long test run at Muskegon Winter Sports Complex now has a name and a year-round spot on its roster. Read More

Solar projects could be bright spot for local farmers

Michigan organizations collaborate to educate state on benefits of solar energy.

April 13, 2018
There is an increasing interest in solar energy among farmers. Read More

Inside Track: The circle of life

As executive director of Festival of the Arts, David Abbott looks to showcase different cultures he experienced attending the event as a child.

April 13, 2018
Jacobson’s department store was where it all started. Read More

DDA OKs temporary plaza plans

Calder Plaza will see improvements while permanent solutions are finalized.

April 13, 2018
Plans to improve Calder Plaza still are in the works, but the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority recently approved expenditures for temporary improvements that should breathe new life into the space. Read More

Perrigo’s Amazon-exclusive brand grows

Pharmaceutical manufacturing company’s Basic Care line includes more than 60 products, up from 40 since August.

April 13, 2018
Perrigo is in the first year of selling a brand of pharmaceuticals exclusively on Amazon. Read More

Surgery center begins same-day joint replacements

Procedures once kept patients in the hospital up to 10 days.

April 13, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A lot has changed in the field since Dr. Robert DeMaagd began joint replacement surgery 30 years ago. Read More

Why we are who we are

April 13, 2018
Three items in today’s Business Journal taken together represent the quintessential West Michigan. Read More

Employer training key to IT security

April 13, 2018

In the first West Michigan IT Report, Holland-based Worksighted anonymously surveyed a diverse cross section of IT leaders from dozens of local manufacturers, professional services firms, nonprofits, retailers and others. 

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The physics behind trade policies and taxes

April 13, 2018

High school was many years ago for most of us. Reunions seem to come up more often as the time flies by.

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Change Ups: Cooley Law students garner Leadership Achievement Award

April 13, 2018
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School students Millicent Southern, Carrie Trimpe, Cody Brooks and Kenyata McGill received the Leadership Achievement Award for effectively providing leadership in a variety of capacities during the law school’s Grand Rapids campus Honors Convocation. Read More

Public Record

April 13, 2018
April 13 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: First things first

Solid foundation.

April 13, 2018

Several high-profile guests, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, drew a sold-out crowd to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park at a luncheon celebration of what would have been former first lady Betty Ford’s 100th birthday.

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