Trends, products and advances


Inside Track: A pro in the ‘people business’

DK Security COO uses her leadership position for shining spotlight on others.

June 15, 2018
When Sindia Narber talks about her role at DK Security, she returns again and again to the stories of the people around her rather than her own accomplishments. Read More

Tech company plans 115 jobs

June 14, 2018
A local tech company is expanding and planning to create 115 jobs. Read More

Sparta attracts more development

Virginia-based security engineering and consulting firm plans to invest $621,000 to grow presence in region.

June 8, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As Grand Rapids continues to grow, its outlying towns have been benefitting, as well. Read More

Grand Circus seeking partners

Organization’s apprenticeship program allows Grand Rapids employers to select graduates with no risk.

June 8, 2018
Grand Circus is gearing up to plug West Michigan into the digital age. Read More

Payroll providers keep up with changes through software upgrades

Last year’s late tax reform sent firms scrambling to test new procedures.

June 1, 2018
Payroll services providers make changes to their software every year, small tweaks to keep up with minor modifications in policies and procedures. Read More

It's not you, it's me

May 31, 2018
We live in a region that offers great support to startups, particularly in technology. Because of this, I find myself talking to many people in this space. And while all these companies are working to solve different problems through technology, many of them share a common barrier to growth: founder’s syndrome — when the owner simply won’t get out of his own way. Read More

Partners win grant for student code camp

May 28, 2018
A pair of partners hope a $50,000 grant will help develop the next generation of local coders. Read More

Sharing memes digitally could land you in hot water

Copyright laws do not fully protect those who distribute photos, videos online.

May 25, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Memes are everywhere on the internet. Read More

Retailer expanding distribution center

May 25, 2018
A West Michigan appliance and electronics retailer plans to nearly double the size of its distribution center. Read More

Manufacturer partners with engineering firm

May 24, 2018
A local maker of intelligent machines has signed a partnership with an engineering services provider for the automotive industry. Read More