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Sports bra maker ranks among 'best entrepreneurial companies' in US

October 27, 2016
A sports bra maker in the area has been named one of the country’s “best entrepreneurial companies” by a magazine on entrepreneurship. Read More

Baker acquires permanent digs

October 26, 2016
A Grand Rapids company is cooking up new retail and production space. Read More

Coffee roaster acquires gourmet foods firm

October 25, 2016
A Grand Rapids coffee and nut roaster has acquired a Kalamazoo-based nut company. Read More

Brewery releases double IPA

October 24, 2016
A new year-round double IPA from an established brewery in the area is on the market. Read More

Investor purchases mall

October 24, 2016
A West Michigan mall has been purchased by an Ohio-based investor. Read More

Change in diet inspires change in restaurant

Cherie Inn owner Michael Kulczyk develops healthier, vegan-friendly food options.

October 21, 2016
Last week, Michael Kulczyk stepped on the scale revealing he had lost 100 pounds since March 1. Read More

Restaurant Partners Inc. owner hits his stride

Jeff Lobdell adds Rockwell Republic to growing list of acquired restaurants.

October 21, 2016
Restaurant Partners Inc.’s growth hasn’t always been easy, but Jeff Lobdell feels like he is hitting his stride. Read More

Co-founder leads buyout of $670M insurance brokerage

October 21, 2016
A retail insurance brokerage in the area has been bought back by its management team. Read More

Restaurant company secures $97M credit facility

October 21, 2016
A local restaurant company has secured a $97-million credit facility to support its planned expansion. Read More

Brewery's beer benefits nonprofit

October 21, 2016
A brewery in the area has made a beer to raise money for a Grand Rapids nonprofit. Read More