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Busy Bea’s sold to Zeeland firm

February 12, 2016
A Grand Rapids-based commercial janitorial business that provides window, floor, carpet and ceramic cleaning services is changing hands. Read More

Cleaning companies ride the office expansion boom

Firms like Professional Maintenance of Michigan are enjoying record years.

February 12, 2016
With the flurry of development in Grand Rapids in recent years, it stands to reason that someone has to clean up for all those new businesses relocating to the region. Read More

Former corporate architects find a higher calling

Elevate Studio works from a home-based studio and caters to churches.

February 12, 2016
Jim VanderMolen often works with his dog, Jack, on his lap. Occasionally, Jack disrupts his owner and begins licking his face. Read More

Law firm sells office building

February 12, 2016
A local law firm has sold its building. Read More

VMware resells startup's software

February 11, 2016
A global leader in virtualization software for the IT industry has agreed to resell software made by a local startup. Read More

Indoor trampoline franchise bounces into market

February 10, 2016
A new "extreme fun center" based around an indoor trampoline system has opened its doors in the area. Read More

Q&A: Keli Christopher

February 9, 2016
Keli Christopher, Ph.D. started her career as a civil engineer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read More

'The Cheese Lady' sells original store

February 8, 2016
“The Cheese Lady” is passing on her beret. Read More

County residents quick to order snowplow help

February 8, 2016
Compared to other U.S. counties, Kent County residents are ready to pay for snowplowing services after seeing a small amount of snow accumulate. Read More

Tech firm makes everything smart

Simms Electronics designs electronically controlled devices connected to the Internet.

February 5, 2016
In the next 20 years, it’s possible almost every piece of technology will be “smart.” Read More