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Solar energy investment tax credit still available

HighPoint Electric just installed a $30,000 system at its headquarters.

October 31, 2014
With two years left to take advantage of a 30 percent investment tax credit for businesses installing a solar energy system, business owners in West Michigan are being urged by one growing electrical contracting company to consider sun power. Read More

University simulates life on Wall Street

October 30, 2014
Business students at a university in the region are getting real-time financial and stock experience due to a gift from a neighboring financial institution. Read More

Grand Rapids chamber names CFO

October 29, 2014
A woman with more than 25 years of experience working in the local community is the new chief financial officer at the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Read More

Startup crowdfunds silicone product line

October 28, 2014
A startup with $255,000 in funding from a local seed fund is teaming up with artists from a major motion picture and TV show to help with its crowdfunding campaign. Read More

Is your NDA DOA?

October 22, 2014
A relatively recent phenomenon is changing the way investors do business, and it may be putting startups at risk. Read More

Co-op brewery taps crowdfunding

October 21, 2014
A brewery that’s been trying to get its start since 2012 is nearing the end of a crowdfunding campaign. Read More

Inside Track: Perseverance trumps upbringing for Blackford Capital director

Jeff Helminski experienced being poor as a youngster and decided that would not be his lot in life.

October 17, 2014
In high school, Jeff Helminski told his class he was going to be an entrepreneur like Donald Trump. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks as second-most-affordable 'foodie' city in US

October 16, 2014
Grand Rapids is a haven for relatively affordable foodie options. Read More

Startup develops subscription service for guitarists

October 14, 2014
A subscription-based startup is trying to hit the right note with guitarists. Read More

E-cigarette maker plans public offering up to $150M

October 13, 2014
An e-cigarette maker trading as an over-the-counter stock is planning a public offering of up to $150 million of its common stock, in connection with the listing of its common stock on the NASDAQ. Read More