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National study reflects regional end-of-life care concerns

Communication, advanced planning and a better referral process top the list.

September 26, 2014
To address the need to improve quality and access for end-of-life care across the country, communication and education prove to be pivotal for implementation. Read More

$10M renovation project underway at Freedom Village

September 26, 2014
A retirement community in downtown Holland is receiving some TLC as two construction companies work collaboratively to renovate units in the facility. Read More

Training in hospice and palliative care a 'huge need'

Local programs strive to provide education for all levels of caregivers.

September 26, 2014
Hospice and palliative care are growing fields. Read More

Kent County Health Department accredited by national board

September 26, 2014
The Kent County Health Department has received accreditation by the national Public Health Accreditation Board, only the second health department in the state to be accredited. Read More

ArtPrize is ready for you

The 19-day competition makes changes designed to enhance the discussion on contemporary art

September 19, 2014
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

ArtPrize is springboard to restaurants' busy season

Arena District enjoys 20 to 40 percent boost during event’s run.

September 19, 2014
(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

Varied venues add to ArtPrize's flair for the unusual

Forgotten basements, rooftops and the river are just some of this year’s sites.

September 19, 2014
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

B.O.B. plans begin to take shape

Orion Real Estate Solutions will partner with The Gilmore Collection.

September 5, 2014
A serious step has been taken toward building the next major residential tower in the downtown Grand Rapids skyline. Read More

Region’s building boom attracts property managers

Newmark Grubb|Cressy & Everett opens GR office to handle west side of the state.

September 5, 2014
With dozens of property management companies in the Grand Rapids area, it might seem the market is a little crowded. Read More

Redevelopment of 25 Ottawa focuses on vibrancy, hospitality

Tenants will notice exterior changes and interior amenities.

September 5, 2014
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