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Airplane parts supplier sells jets to auto racing team

May 26, 2015
An airplane parts supplier in the region has sold two fully refurbished ERJ 145 LR jets to one of North America’s “preeminent” auto racing teams. Read More

Gaming studio tackles title with 30M users

May 25, 2015
A gaming studio in the region has been given the reins to a popular online video game to stretch its success across America and Europe. Read More

Direct mail company wins Postal Service award

May 25, 2015
A direct mail company is one of 20 businesses to be recognized by the U.S. Postal Service for its pairing of direct mail with marketing technology. Read More

Hunting app wins TechCrunch Grand Rapids Pitch-off

May 22, 2015
A company with an app-based hunting and fishing tool is headed to San Francisco this fall after landing a free booth at TechCrunch’s trade conference during a pitch competition. Read More

Marketing franchisee wins international award from chain

May 21, 2015
A Grand Rapids-based marketing franchisee with a direct mail focus has received an international award from its franchise for a newly launched campaign to help grow its client base. Read More

Charter Capital Partners names managing director of new practice

May 20, 2015
An investment banking firm has hired a woman with 20 years of experience performing and critiquing business valuation services to lead a new practice. Read More

TechCrunch produces Grand Rapids Pitch-off

May 18, 2015
A major technology media outlet is coming to Grand Rapids to conduct a pitch competition for local entrepreneurs to vie for a free seat at its major trade conference. Read More

Cider maker has room to grow

May 15, 2015
Paul Vander Heide sees a big, bright future for Vander Mill Cider. Read More

Eight Grand Rapids companies on Michigan’s 50 to Watch list

May 15, 2015
Mayor George Heartwell last week recognized eight Grand Rapids companies that made this year’s Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list. Read More

Something new brewing in coffee industry

It involves nitro brews, Central American farms and a Dirt-to-Dirt program.

May 15, 2015
Until late 2013, Direct Trade Coffee Club was a nomad. Read More