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Family Business survey reveals strength and longevity

August 29, 2014
A survey conducted in collaboration by two West Michigan universities reveals the stabilizing force of family-owned businesses in the region. Read More

Startup maps brewery shuttle

August 29, 2014
Grand Rapids beer has created another business. Read More

Startup develops educational electronics

August 27, 2014
A startup company that produces electronic modules with a focus on improving the “how-to” experience for consumers is getting a boost from a Grand Rapids-based entrepreneurial incubator. Read More

Downtown is new hot spot for yoga

August 26, 2014
A hot yoga studio in downtown Grand Rapids is under new ownership and will re-open after the holiday weekend as Seva Yoga Monroe North. Read More

WW II vet headlines downtown Lotus conference

August 26, 2014
Business professionals, information technology specialists, vendors and consumers are gathering in downtown Grand Rapids to share best practices and customer business cases, and strengthen the IT community. Read More

Hostel to open in Grand Rapids next year

August 26, 2014
A 150-year-old Victorian home located in the Creston neighborhood on Grand Rapids’ northeast side will become the city’s first hostel come 2015. Read More

Startup raises $10M in funding

August 25, 2014
A startup planning to introduce a new "environmentally friendly" bio-pesticide to the marketplace next year has closed a $10 million Series C round of preferred stock financing. Read More

Grand Angels finances three more regional companies

Two have a medical connection and the third focuses on outdoor recreation.

August 22, 2014
Grand Angels, a Grand Rapids-based investment group, has made three more funding commitments to three small Michigan companies: Tetra Discover Partners, Ablative Solutions and Altus Brands. Read More

CoLearning applies for school status

Organization’s job generation is opening eyes at the state level.

August 22, 2014
The Factory’s hands-on education format might serve as a model for future Michigan educators. Read More

Die Cad takes advantage of 'woman-owned' designation

Owner has worked her way to the top over 17 years.

August 22, 2014
Die Cad Group has been around since 1995, but the company changed hands in 2013 and is now a certified woman-owned company, a factor that will likely help it attract new markets. Read More