Grand Rapids Business Journal

GRBJ 3-19-18

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March 19, 2018

Volume: 36
Edition: 12
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.

March 19, 2018

Manufacturer has a spring in his step

Wolverine Coil Spring president works to develop young talent as part of the triple bottom line.

March 16, 2018
Jay Dunwell’s enthusiasm for things made using his company’s products is effusive. Read More

New partners spur advertising agency’s makeover

Thinkbox Creative rebrands as TBX, adds managing clients’ marketing structure to list of services.

March 16, 2018
Thinkbox Creative is not what it used to be. Read More

Medical marijuana clinic rolls with changes

Eastown alternative health care and certification center monitors legislative developments to keep serving patients.

March 16, 2018
With the possibility of Michiganders voting on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in November, a Grand Rapids-based clinic is keeping an eye on how that change could affect its bottom line. Read More

Inside Track: A passion for sports

For 10 years, West Michigan Sports Commission president has helped region become a go-to destination for youth, amateur sports.

March 16, 2018
For Mike Guswiler, the 2018 Winter Olympics brought back memories. Read More

Steel tariffs prompt uncertainty

Prices might vary depending on which countries will be exempt, construction industry officials say.

March 16, 2018
With President Donald Trump’s recent announcement to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, uncertainty surrounds how the policy shift will affect the cost of construction. Read More

Prefab is future of construction

Industry leaders say those who don’t embrace technology will not be able to compete in marketplace.

March 16, 2018
Construction industry leaders are turning to prefabrication for most of their building components. Read More

Internet provider partners with Third Coast on new development

Spartan Net will service Diamond Place and Midtown CityZen projects.

March 16, 2018
Spartan Net, a relative newcomer to the Grand Rapids internet market, partnered with Third Coast Development to provide up to one gigabit of internet speed to property residents. Read More

What do aluminum tariffs mean for breweries?

Local industry leaders are hopeful they can absorb increased production costs.

March 16, 2018
Beer City’s craft beverage industry may be an unlikely stakeholder in President Donald Trump’s tariff negotiations, and a couple of breweries in Grand Rapids already are preparing for what the recently imposed tariffs will mean for its canned beverage division. Read More

Online class enrollment increases

Local postsecondary institutions see decrease in total enrollment.

March 16, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Online courses from postsecondary institutions offer flexibility, and people are taking advantage of it. Read More

Michigan puts export information in one place online

MDARD launches website to share global ag-related research with local growers.

March 16, 2018
Farmers now might find it easier to export their commodities to other countries. Read More

Tariff plan needs amendment to allow for advance planning

March 16, 2018
Business Journal reporting on the impact of President Donald Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs shows even the suggestion of such a policy shift already had pushed prices by 8 percent. Read More

A checklist for subdividing real estate

March 16, 2018
Purchasing only part of an existing tract of real estate or subdividing an existing tract of real estate into two or more parcels makes a typical real estate transaction much more complex. Read More

Tax reform offers savings opportunities for businesses

March 16, 2018
We live in an age of instant news and information. The availability of 24-hour cable news, social media, the internet, in addition to traditional information sources, has allowed more access to information than at any other time in history. Read More

Change Ups: Jones receives honorary doctorate for improving cancer treatment

March 16, 2018
Van Andel Research Institute Chief Scientific Officer Peter Jones received an honorary doctorate from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University for his scientific achievement in improving cancer treatment. Read More

Public Record

March 16, 2018
March 16 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: Passing the baton

Child’s play.

March 16, 2018
A statewide small business development leader is re-entering the private sector this month. Read More