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Start Garden reveals 100 Ideas finalists

April 25, 2018
Start Garden has named the 100 finalists in its 100 Ideas competition. Read More

Medical practice hires orthopedic surgeon

April 25, 2018
A local medical practice has added an orthopedic surgeon to its team to expand its services. Read More

Two Downtown Market vendors close

April 23, 2018
A pizzeria and a green grocer inside the Grand Rapids Downtown Market have closed to make way for an ice cream shop expansion. Read More

Social justice a common thread at sew shop

Public Thread uses upcycled textiles to create accessories, apparel while diverting waste from landfills and creating living-wage jobs.

April 20, 2018
After years in government and nonprofit roles, Janay Brower felt she was no longer cut out for “safety net” approaches. Read More

Inside Track: Turning houses into homes

Self-taught interior designer helms growing home décor subscription box company and QVC line.

April 20, 2018
Farah Merhi’s “aha moment” came in the middle of a home improvement project. Read More

PR agency acquires New York firm

April 19, 2018
A local public relations firm has completed its largest acquisition. Read More

Brewery tops menu with wood-fired pizzas

April 19, 2018
A German-style beer hall in town has made a big change to its menu. Read More

New rules could revive unpaid internships

April 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced new guidelines regarding unpaid internships easing standards for for-profit employers to use unpaid interns. These new guidelines may greatly benefit startups and others, particularly with summer just around the corner. Read More

Home furnishings boutique opening doors

April 18, 2018
A home furnishings store is coming to a Grand Rapids neighborhood. Read More

Nonprofit receives grant to expand services

April 18, 2018
A local nonprofit focused on helping women-owned businesses has received funding for an expansion to the lakeshore. Read More