Grand Rapids Business Journal
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February 20, 2018
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.
February 20, 2018
Rise in daily room rates, entertainment options attributed to number of hotel rooms booked.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Kent County’s hotel revenue saw an increase of 6.8 percent in 2017. The percentage growth has not been as large as in past years, but the record revenue of nearly $211 million can be attributed to several factors. Read More
General contractor braces for future growth, marks anniversary with volunteer service.
One hundred years after a Grand Rapids carpenter and his two sons founded what would become Triangle Associates Inc., the long-standing general contractor still is growing and bracing for a tight project schedule in summer 2018. Read More
The economic development agency supported 49 business expansion projects in 2017 that resulted in more than 650 new jobs.
Last year’s numbers are in for Lakeshore Advantage, the nonprofit economic development organization serving employers in Ottawa and northern Allegan counties. Read More
In third State of the City address, Bliss details progress of 2017, challenges for 2018.
The positive developments in Grand Rapids last year happened because of community partnerships, according to Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. She said teamwork will be even more essential heading into a challenging 2018. Read More
West Michigan leaders express concern over longevity, volatility of cryptocurrencies.
A recent collaboration between a global property marketplace and the city of South Burlington, Vermont, could be the first in a growing trend of real estate transactions being recorded on the blockchain, but don’t expect the trend to hit the West Michigan market anytime soon. Read More
DOL regulation requires investment advisers to act in clients’ best interests, not their own.
Is your financial adviser working in your best interests? He or she is now, based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation of the “fiduciary rule” last June. Read More
The Business Journal is reporting on consecutive years of hotel occupancy rate increases; the reasons for that growth were underscored in the recent GRBJ Newsmakers of the Year awards. Read More
Dave Koster, general manager of the Holland Board of Public Works, and Tim Hemingway, Holland Board of Public Works board president, received the Lakeshore Advantage Visionary Award for their efforts that resulted in the Holland Energy Park. Read More