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Davenport’s Master of Urban Education includes clinical model

Partnership with GRPS puts students in front of classrooms right away.

August 15, 2014
To address the concerns of the effectiveness of urban school educators, a Grand Rapids university is launching a graduate program this fall incorporating a practical application to change the model of how future teachers are prepared. Read More

Architecture firm shines on national stage

August 14, 2014
Visbeen Architects has some enviable awards to its name, but never has it pulled in so many at one time. Read More

From cardboard to . . . furniture?

August 8, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Environmentally friendly and custom personalized furniture or display pieces are now available as a new local company enters the market with the launch of an e-commerce website. Read More

$60M university hall earns gold

August 7, 2014
A university is pointing out to visitors that a hall on campus is its latest LEED-certified building — delivering $345,000 in annual savings. Read More

Downtown Market wins gold

August 7, 2014
The Downtown Market is now one of the first urban markets in the country to be LEED certified. Read More

Furniture dealer wins Best in Class award

August 4, 2014
A furniture dealer has received a 2014 Best in Class dealership award from a global furniture maker. Read More

Engineering firm expands east

July 21, 2014
An engineering firm has expanded its presence on the east side of the state. Read More

Furniture maker acquires retailer for $154M

July 18, 2014
An office furniture giant is growing its higher-margin consumer business by acquiring the largest premium furniture retailer in North America for $154 million in cash. Read More

Small spaces, big ideas

July 17, 2014
The way we live today is changing. The recent recession, coupled with the millennials’ entrance into the housing market, have challenged how we think about the spaces we live in. You don’t have to look far to find the evidence. Read More

Furniture dealer launches construction management division

July 10, 2014
An officer furniture dealer is rolling out an interior construction management division. Read More