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Don't miss the switch: Why credit card chip technology matters

July 31, 2015

Ready or not, here it comes. The nationwide transition to EMV technology — short for Europay, MasterCard and Visa — is happening and all small businesses are expected to comply.

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Local survivalist turns to crowdfunding

‘Naked & Afraid’ star hopes to bring survival school to Grand Rapids.

July 31, 2015
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids resident Luke McLaughlin currently can be seen on the Discovery Channel’s series “Naked & Afraid XL,” trying to survive naked in a remote Colombian jungle with a group of 11 other people over the course of 40 days. Read More

Rockford Brewing finds a niche in local produce

Local, fresh and timely are the bywords for its beer ingredients.

July 31, 2015
Seth Rivard and Jeff Sheehan are using their love of all things natural to carve out a niche for Rockford Brewing Co. in the West Michigan brewing industry. Read More

Brewing supplier goes from carport to global operation

Psycho Brew’s explosive growth comes without taking on debt.

July 31, 2015
Chris Breimayer just wanted to pay for his homebrew supplies when he started his business, Psycho Brew, a brewing system manufacturer. Read More

Story development differentiates Mitten State

T-shirt maker scours old college yearbooks to come up with unique designs.

July 31, 2015
The owners at The Mitten State are excited for football season to begin. Read More

Inside Track: Coaching the basics on and off the court

Jim McGannon’s youth sports organization focuses on the kids and learning athletic skills, rather than on competition.

July 31, 2015
Coach Jim McGannon takes a different approach with youth sports. Read More

Exec acquires travel agency

July 30, 2015
A nearly 40-year-old travel agency in Spring Lake lives on, just with a different name. Read More

Dutch-themed brewery opens

July 29, 2015
The lakeshore has another brewery. Read More

Glamping resort opens in northern Michigan

Concept includes safari tents, vintage RVs, and themes that could cost $1,000 per night.

July 24, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) If your idea of camping involves more than a tent and the cold, hard ground, a new “glamping” resort that opened earlier this year in northern Michigan might be right for you. Read More

National medical group acquires anesthesia practice

July 24, 2015
A publicly traded medical group providing a range of services has acquired an anesthesia practice in the region. Read More