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Thinking outside the box

Employers that have banned the felony box on job applications see workforce rewards.

May 20, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In 2014, 10,000 prisoners were paroled in Michigan, and approximately 900 of them returned to Kent County to rebuild their lives. Read More

Brewery releases maple beer

May 19, 2016
A brewery in the area is releasing a specialty maple beer. Read More

Nonprofit receives $80K from food maker

May 19, 2016
A local nonprofit working to eliminate childhood hunger has received $80,000 from a global food maker. Read More

Kraft Heinz picks West Michigan for Grey Poupon production

May 18, 2016
Kraft Heinz Company is planning to make 100 percent of its Grey Poupon mustard in West Michigan. Read More

Brewery rolls out line of beers

May 18, 2016
A local brewery is launching a new line of beers. Read More

Emissions-systems maker closes plant and lays off 150

May 18, 2016
A local maker of emissions systems is closing a plant and laying off 150 workers. Read More

Footwear brand produces downtown fashion show

May 18, 2016
Four years ago, Wolverine Worldwide’s global brand conference grew too large for its Rockford corporate campus and made its way downtown to DeVos Place. Read More

Appliance maker signs deal with homebuilder

May 17, 2016
An appliance maker in the region has teamed up with a homebuilder to outfit its projects for the next two years. Read More

Brewery expands distribution

May 17, 2016
A brewery in the region is expanding its distribution into new state and international markets. Read More

Packaged-water company partners to plant 200K trees

May 16, 2016
A packaged-water company is partnering with the National Forest Foundation to plant 200,000 trees this year. Read More