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Gone to the dogs

Border collies excel at driving nuisance geese away from corporate landscapes.

November 21, 2014
Most people hate it when their job requires them to go on a wild goose chase — but not Theresa Villarreal. Read More

Inside Track: Schuil finds specialty coffee industry to her taste

Leaving behind a career in the finance industry, Greta Schuil helped take her parents’ company to a new level.

November 21, 2014
When Greta Schuil came back to Grand Rapids in late 1989 to help run Schuil Coffee Co., a specialty roasting company started by her parents, Garry and Gladys Schuil, in 1981, she soon saw how open the gourmet coffee market was. Read More

$15M seed fund triples presence downtown

November 21, 2014
A seed fund that regularly invests in startup “experiments” is building out a new home in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Lakeshore chamber names Small Business Person of the Year

November 20, 2014
The chairman of an electronics maker that's lighting up with business is the Small Business Person of the Year at the lakeshore. Read More

Startup groups homebuyers by neighborhood

November 20, 2014
A startup is developing a web platform to help homebuyers “create momentum” in neighborhoods by coordinating their purchases together. Read More

Social worker expands services for law firm

November 19, 2014
A social worker is helping a full-service law firm better serve clients that have needs that extend beyond the legal realm. Read More

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses produces Black Market

November 19, 2014
The two-day Black Market is returning this weekend. Read More

Chris Willis consults on 'return on people'

November 18, 2014
Chris Willis is calling for a revolution in human capital, and she’s actively leading the charge to change the way large corporations measure and value their people. Read More

IT company merges with software firm

November 17, 2014
With a merger deal in place, a growing IT firm has fulfilled its co-founder’s “vision” for the company. Read More

GR Forward employs several outreach methods

Organization is gathering citizen input on downtown’s future.

November 14, 2014
The future of Grand Rapids is housed at 50 Louis St. NW. Read More