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Q&A: Victoria Mitchell

August 23, 2016
Victoria Mitchell is a commercial real estate sales associate for Ben M. Muller Realty Co. Read More

North Face founder joins company's advisory board

August 23, 2016
The founder of a major outdoor lifestyle brand has joined the advisory board of a venture-backed tech company in town. Read More

Soccer club ready to get down to business

Eyeing growth, GRFC plans to strengthen community connections and sponsorships.

August 19, 2016
Fresh off a disappointing end to an excellent first season in a new league, Grand Rapids Football Club President Matt Roberts said the team is taking a little bit of down time before gearing up for a fall exhibition match at Fifth Third Ballpark. Read More

West Michigan produces 27 of fastest-growing private companies in US

August 18, 2016
A local financial services firm is the No. 15 fastest-growing private company in the nation — heading up the 27 West Michigan companies named to Inc. magazine's "500|5000" ranking. Read More

Developer plans urban apartment building

August 17, 2016
A developer is planning to redevelop a six-story building in a local neighborhood into an apartment community with ground-floor retail. Read More

Father and son buy outdoor recreation business

August 17, 2016
A father-and-son team from the east side of the state has purchased an outdoor recreation business in the region and is working to expand its services. Read More

Company sells jet to African carrier

August 17, 2016
A company in the region has sold a refurbished jet to an African carrier. Read More

Inside Track: Connections at heart of Legacy Trust

William Walker values the art of service — and works in the service of art.

August 12, 2016
William Walker founded wealth management firm Legacy Trust in Grand Rapids at a time when many small financial institutions had already been devoured by larger regional or national franchises and more were soon to follow. Read More

Body shop chain works on market

August 12, 2016
A national automotive painting and collision repair company is targeting the Grand Rapids market. Read More

Developer builds downtown apartment building

August 11, 2016
A developer is building a 235-unit apartment building downtown that will feature commercial space. Read More