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He’s the man behind ‘The Wall’

Co-founder of OtterBase Inc. and executive consultant for NBC’s ‘The Wall’ said leadership at staffing agency led to big break in LA.

March 24, 2017
As a self-described idea man, Jeff Bennett didn’t want to stop after creating one business. Read More

Meijer Gardens reveals $115M expansion plan

March 23, 2017
After a year of study with a New York-based architectural firm, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has revealed the details of a $115-million expansion plan. Read More

Events firm producing Downtown Live!

March 23, 2017
A local events firm is partnering with the mayor, chamber and downtown businesses to produce a free event with live mannequins, “selfie spots” and live music. Read More

Grand Rapids Symphony appoints president and CEO

March 21, 2017
After two months in transition, the Grand Rapids Symphony has found the person to fill the role of president and CEO. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Michelle Gilbert of Comcast

March 21, 2017
Michelle Gilbert — a VP of public relations and social media at Comcast — is the featured guest in episode 26 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Comedian Pete Holmes stresses networking

LaughFest performer offers advice for those looking to try stand-up comedy.

March 17, 2017
Comedian Pete Holmes was in Grand Rapids for LaughFest this weekend, so the Business Journal caught up with the star and creator of the new HBO show “Crashing.” Read More

Irish on Ionia pours over downtown

March 17, 2017
A local restaurant and bar group is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday. Read More

Inside Track: Giving people a reason to smile

Growing up, LaughFest Director Joanne Roehm knew she was destined for a leadership position in the arts.

March 10, 2017
As she discusses Gilda’s LaughFest, Joanne Roehm adopts a serious tone. Read More

LaughFest kicking off with mannequin challenge

March 8, 2017
The city’s 10-day festival of comedy plans to do a mannequin challenge at its Community Kickoff event tomorrow. Read More

Women's Expo opening downtown

March 7, 2017
The West Michigan Women’s Expo is set to open downtown this weekend. Read More