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Commercial real estate pro launches firm

July 27, 2017
A new commercial real estate firm has opened in Grand Rapids. Read More

Homebuilder plots development near golf course

July 26, 2017
A new housing development has been mapped near a golf course in town. Read More

Partners launch marketing agency

July 24, 2017
A pair of creative types have launched a new marketing agency in the region. Read More

Couple fulfills brewery pipe dream

Millers open Brewery 4 Two 4 despite lead investor dropping out of project.

July 21, 2017
A few years ago, the Millers had given up hope on having a baby and turned their attention to a brewery. Read More

Former VP takes the next step

Michele Ringelberg spins ThrivePOP digital media and marketing agency out of her husband’s IT services firm.

July 21, 2017
After nearly a decade managing the web department at her husband’s company, Next IT, Michele Ringelberg decided it was time to pick up the whole department and head out the door. Read More

Electronic repair hobby turns into full-time job

Ryan Brondyke launched Cell Medic Phone Repair in 2015 after word-of-mouth referrals grew client base.

July 21, 2017
Ryan Brondyke tried to repair his first iPhone after it hit the pavement. Read More

Financial advisors rank among Barron's 'top 30' in US

July 21, 2017
Three Grand Rapids wealth advisors have been ranked among the top 30 institutional consultants in the country by Barron’s. Read More

Real estate firm steps out into market

July 20, 2017
There’s a new real estate firm in the region. Read More

Doctor opening membership-based practice

July 20, 2017
A new 1,000-square-foot medical practice with a membership-based business model is coming to Grand Rapids. Read More

Daughter joins father's medical practice

July 19, 2017
A Grand Rapids native has returned to the area and joined the podiatric practice where she shadowed her father as a child. Read More