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Grand Rapids Business Journal
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October 20, 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.
October 20, 2014
Jeff Helminski experienced being poor as a youngster and decided that would not be his lot in life.
In high school, Jeff Helminski told his class he was going to be an entrepreneur like Donald Trump. Read More
Program puts more emphasis on business experience than classroom time.
Business professionals interested in earning an MBA can now be graded based on their proficiency of material rather than time spent in a classroom. Read More
Temporary information center will solicit opinions on how region should grow.
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has opened its temporary GR Forward Open House center in downtown Grand Rapids, where the public can learn about plans for the future of downtown as well as the Grand River corridor and GR Public Schools Museum School and Innovation Central High. Read More
Colleges say student-faculty engagement and assessment tools contribute to success.
The online platform for education is a tool academic institutions can use to meet the needs and expectations of their students in an increasingly data-driven world, while providing an opportunity for nontraditional students or professionals to pursue a higher education. Read More
Grand Rapids is going all out to increase use of bicycles in place of cars.
The word is out from Grand Rapids City Hall to all motorists: As of Nov. 1, don’t even think of parking in any of the new bicycle-only lanes on the streets. Read More
Former Grand Rapids Press building will be used by Michigan State University.
LANSING — As some Michigan newspapers downsize to smaller offices, they are leaving behind massive buildings that are outdated but still critical to the communities they cover. Read More
Warner attorney has experience working with the nation’s highest court.
With eight merit cases under his belt, attorney John Bursch said it made sense for him to start a practice group focusing on the U.S. Supreme Court upon his return to Warner Norcross at the end of last year. Read More
The Ebola crisis makes obvious the interconnectedness of the human race Read More
I noted with great interest that the leading mandate out of the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum was a call to action on needed investment in the state’s infrastructure. Read More
I went to a networking meeting this month hosted by a formal networking organization called Business Network International. Read More
Labor council backs plan for $19M expansion using state appropriation.
A university nationally recognized for its aeronautics program is pursuing state funding for a $19 million expansion and renovation project for its aviation facility to accommodate projected industry growth for maintenance technicians. Read More
It’s the same process the university uses in its traditional advanced-degree classes.
A business school is adding a new MBA program to its repertoire with the launch of a fully integrated online curriculum for students in January. Read More
Elizabeth Schenk launched her business, Posh Petals, as a home business but recently opened a remodeled storefront at 2050 Plainfield Ave. NE. Read More
September is always a back-to-work month, and this year is no exception. Read More
Ford after 40.
Where several contractors are gathered, jokes are sure to follow. Read More