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Genzink gears up for nondestructive testing division

Company hopes that 50 percent of NDT crew’s work will be external.

May 22, 2015
Recently, John Maxson had contractors in his Genzink Steel office nearly every day. Read More

Pitching to the gaming industry

A GR company is among hundreds introduced to Detroit casinos by Pure Michigan.

May 22, 2015
It’s a good bet there are a lot of new business opportunities for Michigan companies interested in supplying the state’s casino industry. Read More

Hunting app wins TechCrunch Grand Rapids Pitch-off

May 22, 2015
A company with an app-based hunting and fishing tool is headed to San Francisco this fall after landing a free booth at TechCrunch’s trade conference during a pitch competition. Read More

Marketing franchisee wins international award from chain

May 21, 2015
A Grand Rapids-based marketing franchisee with a direct mail focus has received an international award from its franchise for a newly launched campaign to help grow its client base. Read More

Charter Capital Partners names managing director of new practice

May 20, 2015
An investment banking firm has hired a woman with 20 years of experience performing and critiquing business valuation services to lead a new practice. Read More

TechCrunch produces Grand Rapids Pitch-off

May 18, 2015
A major technology media outlet is coming to Grand Rapids to conduct a pitch competition for local entrepreneurs to vie for a free seat at its major trade conference. Read More

Cider maker has room to grow

May 15, 2015
Paul Vander Heide sees a big, bright future for Vander Mill Cider. Read More

Eight Grand Rapids companies on Michigan’s 50 to Watch list

May 15, 2015
Mayor George Heartwell last week recognized eight Grand Rapids companies that made this year’s Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list. Read More

Something new brewing in coffee industry

It involves nitro brews, Central American farms and a Dirt-to-Dirt program.

May 15, 2015
Until late 2013, Direct Trade Coffee Club was a nomad. Read More

Inside Track: A career fueled by curiosity

Long-time chef Steve Stallard is creating and developing food products for his BliS Gourmet company that nobody else has even thought of.

May 15, 2015
Steve Stallard likens the culinary industry to the National Football League: Plenty of people get there, but few actually make it big. Read More