Sports Business

Minor league, college and youth sports


Grand Rapids nets Detroit Pistons minor league team

April 16, 2014
The minor league basketball team for the Detroit Pistons will soon be shooting around Grand Rapids. Read More

Worldplay Sport: inspiring kids one donation at a time

The buy-one, donate-one model for equipment is gaining steam.

April 11, 2014
A lakeshore-based company is promoting athletics and charitable giving through its business model. Read More

Outdoor-lifestyle retailer remodels space

April 8, 2014
A national outdoor-lifestyle retailer has remodeled one of its stores in the region. Read More

Whitecaps take advantage of opportunity

April 4, 2014
Most years, Lew Chamberlin likes to scout his team in Florida during spring training. Read More

Start Garden invests $20K more in golf instruction

March 31, 2014
A mobile platform for golf instruction has secured $20,000 more in funding from Start Garden. Read More

Sports apparel chain enters market

March 25, 2014
A national sports apparel retailer in entering the market at a major shopping center in the region. Read More

CityHub Cyclery opens in Muskegon

Women-friendly shop is a place to rediscover the joy of biking.

March 21, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A downtown Muskegon shop looks to become a hub for bike fans. Read More

Final Five hockey teams face-off

March 21, 2014
Although the Grand Rapids Griffins are out of town, there will still be hockey at Van Andel Arena this weekend. Read More

Griffins drop puck for cancer research

March 6, 2014
The defending Calder Cup champions will don purple jerseys and play for cancer research Friday night at Van Andel Arena. Read More

Business and sports require mental toughness

The Whitecaps need an extra dose of it this winter.

February 28, 2014
Eddie O’Connor, a sport psychologist and founder of the Performance Excellence Center at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, has made 300 presentations to groups and media on mental toughness — the kind that helps both athletes and business executives overcome the slumps and challenges that can lead to failure. Read More