Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Car dealers adapt to changing times

With consumers going online, dealerships are turning to better service, developing relationships.

March 24, 2017
As many big-box retailers struggle across the nation, automotive dealers also face a time of uncertainty. Read More

Bridal boutique opens in prime downtown space

March 23, 2017
A new bridal boutique has opened in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Procter & Gamble sues company for patent infringement

March 22, 2017
Procter & Gamble has filed suit against a local maker of oral care products, alleging patent infringement. Read More

Brewery releasing specialty beer

March 22, 2017
A brewery in the area is releasing a highly rated specialty beer this weekend, including two aged vintage versions. Read More

West Side whiskey bar schedules opening

March 20, 2017
A new bar focused on whiskey is opening downtown this week. Read More

International competition names craft spirit Best of Class

March 20, 2017
A local distillery has repeated as the Best of Class winner at an international competition. Read More

Too many breweries in West Michigan?

Industry experts say recent closings are part of normal cycle.

March 17, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Mitch Ermatinger’s business model raises eyebrows, as speculation grows in regard to West Michigan reaching a saturation point of breweries, with several closing in the state during the past year. Read More

Department store chain names stores being closed

March 17, 2017
A national department store chain is shuttering a pair of locations in West Michigan. Read More

Footwear brand expands into new category

March 17, 2017
A footwear brand is expanding into a new category by rolling out a new line. Read More

Bridal startup wins 5x5 Night

March 17, 2017
A specialized bridal business is the latest winner of 5x5 Night. Read More