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Inside Track: Perseverance trumps upbringing for Blackford Capital director

Jeff Helminski experienced being poor as a youngster and decided that would not be his lot in life.

October 17, 2014
In high school, Jeff Helminski told his class he was going to be an entrepreneur like Donald Trump. Read More

Brewers join push to save Great Lakes

Water conservation conference is coming to Grand Rapids this week.

October 17, 2014
Grand Rapids is a hub of water conservation efforts this year. Read More

Fuel shortage addressed

October 17, 2014
Crystal Flash, the West Michigan-based heating and transportation fuel company that is one of the largest family-owned propane distributors in Michigan and 22nd in the nation, says it is ready for a repeat of the winter of 2014. Read More

Auto plant achieves landfill-free status

October 17, 2014
An automaker’s plant in the area is now a landfill-free operation after a waste-reduction initiative that its plant manager calls “smart business strategy.” Read More

Brewery distributes to Canada

October 16, 2014
A brewery is rolling out distribution to our Canadian neighbors. Read More

Logistics supplier lays off 75

October 15, 2014
A global maker of logistics equipment and software has laid off 75 employees at its local operation. Read More

Brewery releases planet-inspired line

October 15, 2014
A brewery has begun releasing a line of beers that honors a classic orchestral piece and the planets around us. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide names SVP of global HR

October 14, 2014
The new senior vice president of global human resources at Wolverine Worldwide was previously a senior HR executive at a global automaker. Read More

Game maker calls for day to 'Unplug your kids'

October 14, 2014
Families need quality time together. Read More

E-cigarette maker plans public offering up to $150M

October 13, 2014
An e-cigarette maker trading as an over-the-counter stock is planning a public offering of up to $150 million of its common stock, in connection with the listing of its common stock on the NASDAQ. Read More