Grand Rapids Business Journal

GRBJ 10-17-16

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October 17, 2016

Volume: 34
Edition: 42
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.

October 17, 2016

Sparta sails in downtown GR’s wake

Cellar Brewing Co., other companies move downtown to improve village’s appeal.

October 14, 2016
Downtown Sparta is changing. Read More

Homebuilding market reflects bustling economy

Interest growing in Grand Rapids’ fall Parade of Homes, which runs through Oct. 22.

October 14, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) West Michigan homebuilders are a confident bunch, and the numbers bear out that self-assurance. Read More

The ‘Scrap Man’ cometh

Craft Professional of the Year Terry Buschert donates unused scrap metal to help kids attend youth camps.

October 14, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in scrap metal is lost every year from West Michigan construction sites to landfills. Read More

Family makes mark on Sylvan Learning Center

Beginning in 1985, Malones now operate 14 franchises in West Michigan, Minneapolis.

October 14, 2016
Perhaps no family has had more influence on the Sylvan Learning brand than the Malones. Read More

Cloud-hosting company comes to GR

Tim Averill relocates SkyBox Cloud LLC headquarters to be closer to home, expand presence in Midwest.

October 14, 2016
A desire to be closer to home has brought a Nevada-based cloud-hosting company to Grand Rapids. Read More

Inside Track: Chef finds happy medium

Once a restaurant owner, Jeremy Paquin enjoys ‘just being a chef again.’

October 14, 2016
An email arrived in Jeremy Paquin’s inbox several weeks ago regarding a piece of his past he cannot shake. Read More

Demand for downtown office space could wane

Parking supply, cost might force companies to settle for suburb locations.

October 14, 2016
Downtown office transactions could cool down in the long term — but not yet. Read More

Food trucks count ArtPrize Eight as success

Organization working on ways to accommodate more vendors at Rosa Parks Circle despite limited space.

October 14, 2016
This year, food trucks lined up between the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Rosa Parks Circle during the 19-day ArtPrize event with hopes of generating a strong stream of revenue from attendees of the competition. Read More

Practice uses ketamine to treat depression

Michigan Pain Consultants agrees to be part of FDA trial to develop oral version of drug.

October 14, 2016
Dr. Mark Gostine, co-founder of Michigan Pain Consultants, said chronic pain and depression go hand in hand, which is why 40 to 50 percent of his practice’s patients are on anti-depressants. Read More

FSU program prepares minorities for college

Promesa, an eight-week summer course, features 95 percent success rate.

October 14, 2016
Approximately five years ago, Tony Baker noticed a troubling trend on the campus of Ferris State University. Read More

Attorneys warn of increase in IRS scams

New law going into effect in spring 2017 could increase confusion for taxpayers.

October 14, 2016
A rash of IRS scams has transpired recently, and two area attorneys said a new law going into effect in spring 2017 could make it harder for taxpayers to know if they are being targeted by a scammer. Read More

Vital Streets plan heads to city commission

Public has opportunity to voice opinions on the proposal as it goes through the city commission approval process.

October 14, 2016
The Vital Streets Oversight Commission completed work on a Vital Streets draft plan that will go before the Grand Rapids City Commission in November. Read More

Hats off to local business owners

October 14, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal reports following new economic investments in suburban cities and townships has been extensive in 2016, and when taken all together, it provides a strong indication of continued growth and economic diversity for the entire region, stretching in every direction. Read More

Three reasons a true leader should cultivate talent in others

October 14, 2016
With the election season in full swing and the country witnessing a few debates, many Americans are questioning exactly what makes a good leader. Read More

Price check on aisle three: Litigation over two cents?

October 14, 2016
Back in the 1970s, I was a “pre-law” political science major at Grand Valley State University. Read More

The power of paying attention: Use it to win!

October 14, 2016
Since my earliest days of personal development study, my mantra has always been: “Stay a student.” Read More

Change Ups: Sixth annual Fork Fest to spur local economy

October 14, 2016
Attendees can connect directly with food entrepreneurs and learn how to shift their dollars to local sources Oct. 20, when Local First hosts its sixth annual Fork Fest from 5-9 p.m. at Romence Gardens. Read More

New orders reach a 16-month high as business improves

October 14, 2016
As we move into the fourth quarter of 2016, the West Michigan industrial economy continues to expand. Read More

Public Record

October 14, 2016
Oct. 14 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: Something about Mary

Scoreboard watching.

October 14, 2016
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is now the fifth-largest independent rehabilitation hospital in the United States. Read More