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Inside Track: Construction world listens to innovator’s sound idea

Layoff freed Bruce Burgess to solve a noisy problem.

July 22, 2016
Following more than a decade in construction and as the vice president of a construction firm, Bruce Burgess walked into work one day in 2011 and saw his computer missing and his boss there to hand him a box. Read More

Skincare company brews beer-based soap

July 21, 2016
A local maker of skincare products is rolling out soap bars made with beer from a brewery in town. Read More

Producer premieres TV pilot on 'hunt' for craft beer

July 20, 2016
A local producer will premiere a TV pilot in town on Thursday night that features one of Grand Rapids’ most-prized products. Read More

Upscale playhouse designs get some love

Architect finds a high-profile home for his most playful ideas.

July 15, 2016
Extravagant playhouses might be on the rise as Grand Rapids architect Wayne Visbeen will be featured on a television series designing and building playhouses for clients. Read More

Nonprofit expands into new space

July 15, 2016
A nonprofit focused on local businesses has moved into a new home across town that’s triple the size of its first space. Read More

Hot-button tax issues straight from Washington

July 14, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to attend a national real estate and partnership tax conference in Washington, D.C. Snoozefest, right? Read More

Environmental firm signs contract with Grand Rapids

July 13, 2016
An environmental firm has been granted a “fishing license” for projects with the city of Grand Rapids. Read More

For Moore & Bruggink, infrastructure is out of sight, top of mind after 60 years

Engineering firm specializes in work for area’s smaller communities.

July 8, 2016
If it weren’t for Millard Moore and Ray Bruggink, many Grand Rapids suburbs might still rely on well water. Read More

Commercial real estate brokerage sells business

July 6, 2016
A publicly traded commercial real estate company has acquired a brokerage serving West Michigan. Read More

Cocktail mix maker distributes to 100-plus locations

July 6, 2016
A local maker of a cocktail mix has secured extended statewide distribution. Read More