Sports Business

Minor league, college and youth sports


Nonprofit moving HQ to Grand Rapids

September 14, 2017
A national nonprofit that promotes the rehabilitation of military veterans via sports is bringing its headquarters to Grand Rapids. Read More

Outdoor retailer moving into market

August 24, 2017
An outdoor retailer has leased a large space at a shopping center along a major retail corridor in town. Read More

Region’s pitch lands international sports competitions

August 11, 2017
The West Michigan Sports Commission is bringing another $2.2 million in economic impact to the region. Read More

Kickboxing gym opening next month

August 9, 2017
A new kickboxing franchise is opening in the area. Read More

Industry vet to lead blended company

August 9, 2017
A newly created lakeshore watercraft manufacturer has named its new top executive. Read More

Handcycle provides off-road experience for paralysis victims

August 3, 2017
A local rehab hospital now boasts the state’s first off-road adaptive handcycle program, courtesy of a $10,000 grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Eric Engelbarts of Meijer State Games of Michigan

August 1, 2017
Eric Engelbarts, executive director of Meijer State Games of Michigan, is the featured guest in episode 45 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

State Games of America offers big economic impact

Grand Rapids hosts national Olympic-style competition expected to bring $10 million in visitor spending.

July 28, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A little flexibility earned Grand Rapids the opportunity to bring about $10 million in economic impact this weekend. Read More

Bank signs jersey sponsorship with Detroit Pistons

July 28, 2017
A bank with a major presence in West Michigan has signed a jersey sponsorship deal with the Detroit Pistons. Read More

College installs new artificial turf on soccer field

July 24, 2017
A college has installed a new synthetic turf on the field in its 1,400-seat soccer stadium. Read More