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Startup recycles food waste

October 20, 2014
A startup is developing an indoor composting system to give food waste a second life. Read More

Private aviation firm joins market

Specialty will be charters within 200 to 400 miles of West Michigan.

October 17, 2014
A new private aviation firm has joined the West Michigan market. Read More

Muskegon Chamber aims to keep cash in community

October 17, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Repurposing a local tradition, a lakeshore chamber of commerce is bringing its gift certificate program to an online platform to keep cash in the community. Read More

New apps wow state officials

Winning team creates software that tracks snowplows and cleared roads.

LANSING — A team of software engineers from Grand Rapids won the state’s second web application design contest with an app to keep drivers up to the second on snow removal conditions. Read More

Consulting firm produces Meet the Franchisors

October 15, 2014
A consulting firm is hosting an event downtown on Thursday for anyone interested in becoming a franchisee of a local or national franchise. Read More

Startup develops subscription service for guitarists

October 14, 2014
A subscription-based startup is trying to hit the right note with guitarists. Read More

Inside Track: A recovering workaholic with strong communication skills

Bethany Weaver, the young CEO of Legal Copy Services, tries not to draw attention to her age.

October 10, 2014
Bethany Weaver, CEO of Legal Copy Services, is a little self-conscious about her age and would rather not make an issue of it. Read More

Hungerford Nichols' expansion reflects growing national trend

Retiring baby boomers are fueling M&A activity.

October 10, 2014
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors has merged two small Greenville accounting firms to create a new larger office in Greenville — a sign of the times that a Hungerford Nichols principal says may ultimately involve many types of small businesses in America. Read More

Holland pursues SmartZone satellite designation

October 10, 2014
A lakeshore city with a history of successful entrepreneurs is constructing a regional partnership with Grand Rapids to develop a SmartZone along Lake Macatawa’s shoreline. Read More

Cultivate Holland expands training and mentoring services

Next session could feature training specifically for entrepreneurs.

October 10, 2014
Based on its success and membership feedback, nonprofit startup Cultivate Holland is hoping to provide additional services for larger corporations, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Read More