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GM partners with local merchandiser

The Mitten State and automaker collaborate on a line of vintage apparel.

August 26, 2016
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) General Motors now has a new location in Grand Rapids: your shirt. Read More

Diaper company on top of explosive growth

After humble beginnings, Ada-based Smart Bottoms now sells products globally.

August 26, 2016
For those who have ever changed a diaper, prepare for the tale of a West Michigan company to cheer for. Read More

Retailers open in downtown incubator

August 25, 2016
A tailor and a seamstress are officially opening their new shops downtown. Read More

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

Q&A: Victoria Mitchell

August 23, 2016
Victoria Mitchell is a commercial real estate sales associate for Ben M. Muller Realty Co. Read More

Soccer club ready to get down to business

Eyeing growth, GRFC plans to strengthen community connections and sponsorships.

August 19, 2016
Fresh off a disappointing end to an excellent first season in a new league, Grand Rapids Football Club President Matt Roberts said the team is taking a little bit of down time before gearing up for a fall exhibition match at Fifth Third Ballpark. Read More

West Michigan produces 27 of fastest-growing private companies in US

August 18, 2016
A local financial services firm is the No. 15 fastest-growing private company in the nation — heading up the 27 West Michigan companies named to Inc. magazine's "500|5000" ranking. Read More

Developer plans urban apartment building

August 17, 2016
A developer is planning to redevelop a six-story building in a local neighborhood into an apartment community with ground-floor retail. Read More

Father and son buy outdoor recreation business

August 17, 2016
A father-and-son team from the east side of the state has purchased an outdoor recreation business in the region and is working to expand its services. Read More

Company sells jet to African carrier

August 17, 2016
A company in the region has sold a refurbished jet to an African carrier. Read More