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December 9, 2013
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.
December 9, 2013
Ada-based Dan Vos Construction picks up four.
After winning the contractor-of-the-year award from the American Subcontractors Association of Michigan, Dan Vos Construction continued its streak by picking up four key honors from the Western Michigan Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors. Read More
A family legacy in home construction put Emily Siebert on the path toward leading the home builders association.
She is perfectly at home with residential construction. It’s in her blood, having been handed down to her from her family. Read More
Project headed by Williams & Works encountered the snuffbox mussel.
The project wasn’t exactly like what Grand Rapids Whitewater wants to do in downtown Grand Rapids, but the work that Williams & Works — a local civil engineering, planning and surveying firm — recently completed in Ionia had two similarities. Read More
The hospital hasn’t had a major re-do in more than 20 years.
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hospital on Jefferson Avenue SE in Grand Rapids will undergo a $48,894,695 renovation starting in January, resulting in more than eight new jobs, if the required Certificate of Need is granted by the state this month. Read More
Union with Firstbank Corp. will not occur until at least late January.
Mercantile Bank Corp. in Grand Rapids has advised the Securities and Exchange Commission via a Form 8-K in late November that its proposed merger with Firstbank Corp. “will not be completed on January 1, 2014, as previously disclosed." Read More
MAREC client has applied for patents for its innovative solar panel.
A business incubator client at Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center has developed a solar panel that addresses one of the major limitations of solar energy. Read More
A potential 60-year, $120 million lease and operating agreement for the Kent County-owned John Ball Zoo and Park prompted some questions from members of the county’s Finance Committee last week. Read More
What would happen if we could invest in businesses in our own communities? Read More
A recent study by Nicolas Kachaner, George Stalk and Alain Bosch published in Harvard Business Review (Nov. 2012) indicates family-run businesses have an innate advantage over other models. Read More
As the commercialism of Thanksgiving fades into the commercialism of Christmas (or whatever name you’re allowed to call it these days), several thoughts have occurred to me that will impact you as a person and as a salesperson, and your business. Read More
Construction management firm Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. received the ABC Award of Excellence in the Historic Restoration category for its work on the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater at this year’s ceremony hosted by the ABC Western Michigan Chapter. Read More
The latest quarterly indicators on economic growth from around the globe confirm the world economy has lost its momentum. Read More
President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Michigan sagged to its lowest point in three years in the wake of this fall’s sequestration and glitches with the health care reform rollout. Read More