Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Meijer names CEO

December 2, 2016
Meijer has named its first non-family member to the position of CEO. Read More

Gift box company looking out for small businesses

Boxed GR assembles array of local products to help ‘my customers impress their customers.’

December 2, 2016
When Missy McCall started Boxed GR, it wasn’t just because she loved making gift boxes. She wanted to be a gift to the small business economy. Read More

Creston gallery owner embraces creativity of all stripes

Kendall art grad opens art retail boutique, community education space.

December 2, 2016
Hannah Grohman has two missions in her new business: To provide space for art to be created and sold and to educate creative types of all stripes. Read More

Coffee shop rooted in community

Roots Brew Shop co-owners look to the future as popularity on West Side grows.

December 2, 2016
Mallory Root realized early in her post-college work life she was good at one thing in particular: managing a staff. Read More

Bar planning addition

December 2, 2016
A bar in town is planning a major makeover. Read More

Private equity firm sells gas station chain

December 2, 2016
A national convenience store company has acquired a long-time West Michigan chain of gas stations and its sister chain of tobacco stores. Read More

Bartenders compete in live cocktail competition

December 2, 2016
Six of the best bartenders in Grand Rapids are set to go head-to-head on Monday. Read More

Women's clothing boutique opens doors

December 1, 2016
A new women’s clothing store is opening in a Grand Rapids neighborhood. Read More

Furniture maker opens store in New York

November 30, 2016
A furniture maker in the region has opened a store in New York targeted at “fans” of its products. Read More

Business foundation donates $17K to nonprofits

November 30, 2016
A local business foundation focused on breaking down barriers to fitness has made a donation to four West Michigan nonprofits. Read More