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Law firm commits $1M in free legal services

June 29, 2016
A law firm is committing $1 million over the next five years in free legal services for Michigan startups. Read More

Q&A: Julie Grevengoed

June 28, 2016
Julie Grevengoed left a national residential real estate franchise to open a local brokerage. Read More

City ranks among best for economic development

June 28, 2016
For the second straight year, Grand Rapids has been named one of the top three metropolitan areas in the nation for economic development. Read More

Leaders reap EOY honors

June 27, 2016
A Grand Rapids executive and five other business leaders in the region have been named entrepreneurs of the year. Read More

Entrepreneurs’ phone repair business expansion rings true

Owners of Genius now have retail and distribution locations across the country.

June 24, 2016
As Jordan Notenbaum and Garry VonMyhr were getting Genius Phone Repair off the ground, there would sometimes be four customers in Notenbaum’s living room watching a Detroit Tigers game as they waited for their phones to be fixed. Read More

Firm plots 216-home development

June 24, 2016
A firm in the area is planning to develop a new 216-home community in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Re-think daily interactions

June 24, 2016
"At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer Read More

Startup produces Sound of the City festival downtown

June 23, 2016
A startup developing an app for streaming and “mapping” local music is producing a music festival downtown on Saturday. Read More

The best-laid plans

June 23, 2016
Our business continues to evolve in ways we hadn't planned. As smart as we think we are and as much as we believe we're in control of our destiny, far too often the market has other plans for us. Read More

Owner sells construction firm

June 21, 2016
A long-time construction firm in town has been sold. Read More