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Leaders reap EOY honors

June 27, 2016
A Grand Rapids executive and five other business leaders in the region have been named entrepreneurs of the year. Read More

Entrepreneurs’ phone repair business expansion rings true

Owners of Genius now have retail and distribution locations across the country.

June 24, 2016
As Jordan Notenbaum and Garry VonMyhr were getting Genius Phone Repair off the ground, there would sometimes be four customers in Notenbaum’s living room watching a Detroit Tigers game as they waited for their phones to be fixed. Read More

VR takes space planning to the next level

Prospective buyers will be able to ‘tour’ locations with furniture already in place.

June 24, 2016
Thanks to quickly evolving virtual reality technology, or VR, furniture manufacturers now can let clients move through a future office space outfitted in their products. Read More

IT hiring slips even as tech spreads

For first time since 2011, fewer than half of West Michigan companies surveyed are expanding.

June 24, 2016
The West Michigan tech industry isn’t hiring as fast as it once was, according to Paragon Recruiting. Read More

Appliance maker partners on oven for 'automated' cooking

June 24, 2016
An appliance maker in the region is partnering with a food technology company to develop ovens that “enable advanced automated cooking and dynamic digital recipes.” Read More

Could cloud computing save your business?

June 22, 2016
With cloud-based applications and services becoming more prevalent, you may be asking whether it’s the right choice for your business. It may just be. Read More

Dematic sells to German company for $2.1B

June 21, 2016
A German supplier of automated material handling equipment and software to the logistics industry has signed an agreement to acquire Dematic for $2.1 billion. Read More

Michigan plugs into Apple price-fixing settlement

June 21, 2016
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan consumers are expected to get as much as $10.1 million as part of a settlement with Apple stemming from a 2012 electronic books price-fixing lawsuit. Read More

The purpose-driven office

Herman Miller study finds Living Office is catalyst of workspace transformation.

June 17, 2016
Herman Miller Inc. says its Living Office concept isn’t about furniture, it’s about people. Read More

Business Journal medals in international competition

June 13, 2016
The Grand Rapids Business Journal won a pair of awards for online editorial excellence at an international competition over the weekend. Read More