Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Craft culture pops for soda distributor

Brix Soda is patterned after beers from such breweries as Founders and New Holland.

August 26, 2016
The craft culture in Grand Rapids is so strong it has convinced a soda distribution company to make its own soda. Read More

GM partners with local merchandiser

The Mitten State and automaker collaborate on a line of vintage apparel.

August 26, 2016
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) General Motors now has a new location in Grand Rapids: your shirt. Read More

Beer shopping? Just the facts, please

Evolving craft beer market creates competition for taps, shelf space.

August 26, 2016
With a new wave of breweries opening in West Michigan — and across the nation — beer distributors have placed an added emphasis on facts, as available tap handles and shelf space continue to shrink. Read More

Diaper company on top of explosive growth

After humble beginnings, Ada-based Smart Bottoms now sells products globally.

August 26, 2016
For those who have ever changed a diaper, prepare for the tale of a West Michigan company to cheer for. Read More

Union ratifies contracts with Meijer

August 26, 2016
A local union has ratified new four-year agreements with Meijer that affect more than 27,000 employees. Read More

Whirlpool names retired general to board

August 26, 2016
A recently retired general in the U.S. Air Force has joined the board of Whirlpool Corporation. Read More

Auctioneer sells golf course

August 25, 2016
A company in the area will auction off a Michigan golf course next week. Read More

Chicken fast-food chain builds location

August 25, 2016
A chicken fast-food chain is building a location in the area. Read More

Retailers open in downtown incubator

August 25, 2016
A tailor and a seamstress are officially opening their new shops downtown. Read More

Brewery releases 15 packs

August 25, 2016
A brewery in the area is releasing a pair of its beers in 15 packs. Read More