Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


UICA producing Holiday Artists Market

November 24, 2017
More than 50 West Michigan artists and vendors will be in one place on one day this holiday season. Read More

Restaurant company donates 1,287 coats for children

November 24, 2017
A local restaurant company has donated 1,287 coats to schools and organizations for children in need. Read More

Residential real estate firm building office

November 23, 2017
A residential real estate firm is constructing a new building in the area that will house one of its offices and feature several retail spaces. Read More

Urban café opens doors

November 23, 2017
Nearly a year after burning to the ground, a café in Grand Rapids is now ready for business. Read More

Beer industry raises funds for food banks

November 23, 2017
A beer-based fundraising campaign has brewed up support for food banks. Read More

Snack brand testing Thanksgiving-themed chips

November 22, 2017
A snack brand is testing a limited-edition chip product that tastes like Thanksgiving dinner. Read More

Grocery chain releases corporate responsibility report

November 22, 2017
A locally based grocery chain is sharing details of its efforts to support local farmers and food makers, give back to the community and promote sustainability. Read More

Self-taught woman teaches Barfly a lesson

Autumn Sands started working for Barfly Ventures as a bartender and created her role as sustainability manager two years later.

November 17, 2017
After eight years of working as a bartender, Autumn Sands said she couldn’t help feeling guilty about the amount of non-biodegradable materials she contributed to landfills. Read More

Fashion line expands for a cause

Crowned Free co-owners switch to direct sales model to involve other women in helping sex trafficking survivors.

November 17, 2017
A company that launched in 2014 selling custom fashions in boutiques has moved toward a pop-up shop and direct sales model to “link arms” with women who want to help survivors of sex trafficking. Read More

Partners buy Grand Rapids gastropub

November 15, 2017
A gastropub in Grand Rapids has been sold to a local developer and two partners who plan to keep the neighborhood “charm” going. Read More