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Game publisher rolls dice on new career

Former insurance salesman funds first game through Kickstarter.

October 21, 2016
Marc Specter describes his role as a game publisher as like being a builder: He’s in charge of organizing the “roofers, painters and drywallers.” Only in his world, his workforce is made up of game designers, project managers and artists. Read More

Shop earns Guinness World Record for longest 'ice cream dessert'

October 20, 2016
| By AP
An ice cream shop in the region has officially set a world record. Read More

Homebuilder buys office building

October 19, 2016
A local homebuilder has a new headquarters. Read More

Partners form private equity firm

October 17, 2016
A trio of private equity veterans have started a new firm in Grand Rapids. Read More

Family makes mark on Sylvan Learning Center

Beginning in 1985, Malones now operate 14 franchises in West Michigan, Minneapolis.

October 14, 2016
Perhaps no family has had more influence on the Sylvan Learning brand than the Malones. Read More

Cloud-hosting company comes to GR

Tim Averill relocates SkyBox Cloud LLC headquarters to be closer to home, expand presence in Midwest.

October 14, 2016
A desire to be closer to home has brought a Nevada-based cloud-hosting company to Grand Rapids. Read More

Bridal shop buys and renovates building

October 13, 2016
A bridal shop is moving from the West Side to a larger space in town. Read More

Pediatric practice constructs medical building

October 12, 2016
A pediatric practice is constructing a new medical building on land it has purchased in the area. Read More

Software maker closes $8.6M in funding

October 11, 2016
A local maker of IT software has closed an $8.6-million Series B round of venture capital funding. Read More

Law firm relocating to Arena Place

October 10, 2016
A law firm is relocating its downtown office to Arena Place. Read More