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Greetings from a creative downtown firm

Design Design has supplied area retailers with greeting cards for nearly 30 years.

December 9, 2016
Greeting cards are big business, one of which resides in Grand Rapids. Read More

Entrepreneur integrates fitness equipment into furniture

December 9, 2016
An entrepreneur with years of experience in the furniture industry has designed a new line of armchairs that feature built-in fitness equipment. Read More

Founders Brewing releases availability calendar

December 9, 2016
Grand Rapids’ largest brewery is making some significant changes to its brewing lineup in 2017. Read More

Energy company closing nuclear power plant

December 8, 2016
An energy company is slated to shut down a nuclear power plant in the region that employs roughly 600 people. Read More

Mobile company investing $685K in operation

December 8, 2016
A maker of accessories for mobile devices is expanding its operation in the region and creating 65 jobs in the process. Read More

Brandy wins 'top-rated' title at international competition

December 8, 2016
A spirit by a local distillery has been named the Top Rated Fruit Brandy at an international competition. Read More

Universal Forest acquires $21M company

December 6, 2016
A subsidiary of Universal Forest Products has acquired an Australian packaging company. Read More

City taps firm as lead developer for ex-GM plant site

December 5, 2016
A 92-acre industrial site in the area has a new lead developer. Read More

Malted barley company rides ‘perfect storm’ to expansion

Pilot Malt House announces partnership with larger brewing supply company to distribute product outside of Michigan.

December 2, 2016
Michigan-grown and malted barley, and other grains, soon could be in the hands of thousands of brewers across the country. Read More

Auto supplier hosts job fair

December 2, 2016
A lithium-ion battery supplier is hosting a job fair next week for up to 40 open positions. Read More