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Arena District enjoys 20 to 40 percent boost during event’s run.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) With nearly 400,000 more people spending time in downtown Grand Rapids than normal, ArtPrize is a boon to area hotels, restaurants and bars. Read More
The 19-day competition makes changes designed to enhance the discussion on contemporary art
Massive throngs of people will descend on Grand Rapids this week when the sixth annual ArtPrize begins its 19-day stay in downtown as artists compete for $560,000 in prizes. Read More
Forgotten basements, rooftops and the river are just some of this year’s sites.
A lot of focus is put on the art during ArtPrize — and rightly so — but venues might be just as important in the long run. Read More
Tenants will notice exterior changes and interior amenities.
When Franklin Partners announced recently its plan to redevelop the 25 Ottawa building, it pointed to the importance of making the building stand out and creating a hospitality-centered environment for future tenants. Read More
Varnum attorney’s lengthy career is marked by community and professional participation.
On Sept. 17, the State Bar of Michigan will honor Varnum attorney Carl Ver Beek with the Roberts P. Hudson Award at its annual meeting being held in Grand Rapids. Read More
A common problem for companies is maintaining far more data than necessary.
More than 190 billion emails are being sent globally each business day, which means companies are generating data at an ever-accelerating pace, according to Dawn Garcia Ward, attorney at Warner Norcross. Read More
To compete, West Michigan colleges and universities are increasing their recruitment efforts.
Students are beginning to take their seats as college classes kick off for the fall semester, but enrollment may face challenges in the future. Read More
Helmet product is designed to measure concussive blows on gridiron and battlefield.
An innovative pressure sensor developed by West Michigan University graduate students can now detect concussive head trauma, with applications both on the playing field and in the battlefield. Read More