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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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July 21, 2014
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.
July 21, 2014
Pennsylvania insurer specializes in workers’ compensation claims.
After dipping its toes in the water in neighboring Indiana, an insurance group specializing in workers’ compensation is ready to take the plunge in Michigan. Read More
The founder of the five-year-old Exodus Place strives to help residents find their purpose in life.
Robb Munger was nearly killed when a mortar shell knocked him off of his feet in Honduras, but he was rattled even more when the final payment of a property tax bill came knocking on his door. Read More
It will add 15 beds in a new model of residential living for dementia patients at Breton Woods.
Holland Home will break ground in late August on a $6.5 million expansion at the senior residential living organization’s Breton Woods campus off Breton Road in Kentwood, and the project includes a new model of small residential facilities for dementia patients. Read More
An industry insider says construction is booming and there are lots of jobs available.
The head of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan says the abrupt closing of Lamar Construction in no way reflects a slowdown in the Michigan construction industry. Read More
System can be adapted to track residential recycling, too.
Cascade Cart Solutions, a Cascade Engineering company, introduced new web-based, cloud-managed software this past spring to improve tracking, maintaining and reporting on cart fleets for the waste industry. Read More
In response to the question you posed at the end of your inspiring editorial in the July 14 Grand Rapids Business Journal honoring Peter Wege (“Who will stand as the next philanthropic pillars?”), may I suggest that each and every citizen who lives here must assume responsibility to stand together with others in our community to continue what leaders like Peter, Fred Meijer, Peter Cook, Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos and many others — women and minorities included — have initiated to make this such a great place to live, work and raise our families. Read More
The recent FIFA World Cup soccer competition kept many of us glued to the television. Read More
Lamar Construction of Hudsonville, one of the larger commercial/industrial construction companies in West Michigan, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy July 11, indicating in court documents it has more than 200 creditors and debts of $10 million to $50 million, with estimated assets between $10 million and $50 million. Read More
Dynamic Conveyor Corp. of Muskegon has been named one of Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots by Corp! Magazine. Read More
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has put a giant, outdoor chess set in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum for free public use in an effort to “encourage urban recreation.” Read More