Trends, products and advances


North Face founder joins company's advisory board

August 23, 2016
The founder of a major outdoor lifestyle brand has joined the advisory board of a venture-backed tech company in town. Read More

Office 365: The business tools

August 23, 2016
Most are aware that you can obtain the latest Microsoft Office suite by subscribing to Office 365, but what does it do exactly? Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the new tools from 365 that could transform the way you do business. Read More

Cell provider Ting finds good reception in Grand Rapids

August 19, 2016
Yes, there are other cellphone providers beyond the “big four” of Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. Read More

Downtown hosts Maker Faire

August 19, 2016
Robots, rockets and a racecar are just a few of the items that will be on display downtown this weekend during the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire. Read More

Health screening company partners on test

August 16, 2016
A local health screening company has entered into a partnership with an out-of-state business to collaborate on a new test for pregnant women. Read More

Restaurant hopes for a charge from new technology

Kitchen 67 pairs with Gill Electronics to offer tabletop resonant charging.

August 12, 2016
When Johnny Brann Jr. opened Kitchen 67 in 2012, he knew the concept would take regular updating. Read More

Software developer celebrates new home, growth

Century-old building has symbolic meaning for Atomic Object.

August 12, 2016
It took about 19 months of planning and $2 million worth of renovation, but Atomic Object now has a home aligned with its mission to still be standing in 100 years. Read More

Inside Track: More than just a copier

John Lowery follows dad’s lead on customer service, focuses on management and culture to grow business

August 5, 2016
When John Lowery speaks about Applied Imaging, the company he founded in 1987, he brims with pride. Read More

Middle-age spread? Advance Packaging grows at 50

$8M investment adds equipment, capacity and tech; more to come.

August 5, 2016
As it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Advance Packaging Corp. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new 75,000-square-foot addition at its 4459 40th Street facility, which now totals 500,000 square feet. Read More

Ride-booking app rolls out luxury rides

August 4, 2016
A mobile ride-booking app is now offering luxury rides in the Grand Rapids market. Read More