Food Service & Agriculture

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Brewery multiplies capacity

September 30, 2014
A downtown brewery is planning to get larger — much larger. Read More

Grilled cheese franchise maps location

September 30, 2014
A grilled cheese sandwich franchise didn’t “cut corners” in selecting the site for one of the restaurants it’s planning in the region. Read More

Craft spirits maker releases brandy

September 29, 2014
Two lakeshore beverage companies have teamed up for a Colonial-era treat. Read More

Logistics company ranks among 'Top 100'

September 29, 2014
A third-party logistics and cold storage provider has earned spots on a pair of “Top 100” rankings by industry trade publications. Read More

Inside Track: Chef turns his focus to teaching life skills to local youths

Tommy Fitzgerald’s eyes were opened to the importance of community at a very young age.

September 26, 2014
The charred remains of Tommy Fitzgerald’s boyhood home have served as an unlikely spark for helping to steer teens’ lives in a constructive direction — and the reason he recently closed his downtown café. Read More

Low-sodium meat attracts health industry

Ada processor has a foot in the door at U.S. hospitals.

September 26, 2014
Several years ago, Ada Valley Meat Co. listened to the health care industry, and this year it finally paid off in a big way. Read More

Food benefits program will get new fraud detection system

Currently, about 5 percent of recipients are disqualified for improper use.

September 26, 2014
LANSING — Anti-fraud efforts by Michigan and other states should be ramped up to improve the integrity of the $73-billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, a new federal report says. Read More

Record Michigan commodities harvest predicted

But corn and soybean growers face low prices and logistics shortages.

September 26, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Michigan is facing the possibility of a record harvest of corn and soybeans this fall, but those farmers are also facing the challenge of low prices, and rail transport shortages that can be traced directly to the oil and gas boom in the Western states. Read More

Family entertainment center targets 28th Street

September 26, 2014
A chain of family entertainment centers — where customers “eat, drink, play and watch” — is planning to open a location on 28th Street. Read More

Brewery stages folk rocker

September 25, 2014
A singer-songwriter who recorded her first album at 15 is taking the stage at a downtown brewery this weekend. Read More