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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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June 29, 2015
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.
June 29, 2015
The assisted living and memory care complex in Wyoming is the first of many that are planned.
An assisted living and memory care community anticipated to open this fall will not only provide clinical care, but also main street amenities and technology. Read More
Recognizing rock bottom propels single mom to new professional heights.
Katie Kelly had hit rock bottom. Read More
Economic impact will create ripple effect lasting for years.
As the second research center in the downtown Grand Rapids area, the impact of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s new facility could create a ripple effect of economic activity. Read More
The deadline for reauthorization of the federal Export-Import Bank is Tuesday.
Tomorrow’s expiration of the federal Export-Import Bank’s charter — if Congress does actually let it happen — will have “an impact right here in the Grand Rapids area,” according to U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan. Read More
Internet, mobile apps are triggering changes at banks and credit unions.
Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati has announced it will move forward on its “expected” changes to its branch network — namely, the consolidation or sale of about 100 branches, as well as the sale of about 30 properties it had purchased previously for future branch expansion. Read More
Three groups have competing ideas for a legal pot industry in the state.
Three organizations — only one of which is revealing its financial backers at this point — claim to be working on plans for the commercialization of fully legalized recreational marijuana in Michigan. Read More
Agriculture industry is suffering from unexpected loss of hives.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The plight of the honeybees has been gaining a lot of attention as scientists try to figure out what is behind the current trend of colony collapse disorder, which is when adult worker bees disappear from their hives leaving a queen, immature bees and honey behind. Read More
Local tech firm says businesses still using the outdated system have a couple of options.
If your business is still using Windows 2003, it’s long past time for an upgrade, and soon you’ll really have no choice. The software has simply reached the end of its lifecycle. Read More
When there are problems, DOL frequently goes after both parties.
While working with an H2A labor contractor to obtain foreign migrant workers can be beneficial for growers in terms of easing costs and liability, it doesn’t waylay all risks for the grower, particularly if the labor contractor isn’t following all of the rules and regulations outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More
Approximately 17,500 in Michigan borrowed from the online lender at interest as high as 300 percent.
Michigan’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services is asking the Michigan Credit Union League and other trade associations in the Michigan financial sector to help make sure their members know about refunds that may be due them from Western Sky Financial LLC. Read More
They are not subject to the legal limits on loan interest rates in Michigan.
The so-called payday lenders in Michigan are subject to state law and regulated by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, but they are not subject to the legal maximum interest rates established by state law. Read More
Grand Rapids Business Journal opined in 2000 that Jay Van Andel’s gift of the $60 million Van Andel Institute could be considered a far-reaching legacy not just for Grand Rapids but for the state and the world. Read More
Editor: As a small business owner recently on a sales call in Battle Creek, I was amused to witness four Michigan State Police Suburbans parked outside a restaurant during the lunch hour left running while four state police officers dined on their chosen fare. Read More
A good friend gave me a book about building your business through referrals. Read More
Studies indicate caregivers are suffering from lost productivity and wages.
As the economic impact of unpaid family caregivers increases in the United States, an in-home provider serving the Greater Grand Rapids area is looking to reduce the burden and stress of providing care to family members. Read More