July 17

Cost-recovery firm expands to new HQ

A cost-recovery firm has expanded into a 31,000-square-foot headquarters in the area. Read More

Packaging supplier closing plant

A maker of plastic packaging materials is closing a plant in the region and laying off 42 workers. Read More

‘I was able to … have someone see me’

A salon that has been quietly operating on a busy corridor in Grand Rapids for 15 years will get its long-awaited expansion thanks to a local racial equity lending firm. Read More

Couple opens boxed-lunch delivery business

A husband-and-wife team has opened a local franchise of a national boxed lunch and catering company. Read More

Suburban sports bar closes

A sports bar in the area has closed its doors. Read More

Chemicals supplier investing $15M in idle site

A new chemical company is planning to give new life to a former manufacturing site in the region. Read More

Restaurant Week GR reveals menus

More than 70 local restaurants are participating in the upcoming Restaurant Week GR. Read More

Insurance brokerage plans $300M senior notes offering

An insurance brokerage in the area is planning a major offering of senior notes. Read More

Bank appoints president and CEO

A locally based bank has named its new leader. Read More

An intentionally multigeneration neighborhood

Rivertown Ridge is an active senior living community nestled in the heart of the Rivertown Park subdivision, located just south of Grand Rapids. It was intentionally designed to meet the demand for multigeneration housing and is surrounded by condominiums and single-family homes. Read More

Private equity firm buying manufacturer for $170M

An East Coast private equity firm is acquiring a local business unit of a global medical technology company for $170 million. Read More

Downtown tiki bar hiring for 100 positions

A tiki bar coming downtown is looking to fill more than 100 jobs. Read More

University gains DII status

A university in the area has been approved to be an active member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II, effective Sept. 1. Read More

Downtown Market elects board members

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has elected two new board members who will also serve on its finance committee. Read More

Manufacturer dials into workforce training

If you want something done right, do it yourself — such is the philosophy on display at Autocam Medical when it comes to creating a skilled workforce. Read More

Academy builds foundation for tech-minded students

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A local company is providing young people with an opportunity to learn about the technology industry. Read More

Workforce initiative secures $20K

The city of Grand Rapids and Huntington Bank are partnering on a workforce development initiative as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to reduce violence in neighborhoods. Read More

Dental practice spreads joy with community outreach

It’s been more than five months since Lisa Weller woke up with a new set of teeth. Read More

Chamber focuses on minority contractors

The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce has been ramping up its focus on helping minority-owned contractor businesses succeed. Read More

Survey reveals immigrant challenges

A group of community leaders is taking the next step for better immigrant inclusion in Kent County. Read More

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Connecting disease origins through metabolism

As technology continues to reshape how we interact with the world, advances in science and medicine are helping us live longer than ever before, a positive outcome tempered by a parallel and concerning rise in certain diseases.

HireReach sets bar for employment practices

The Business Journal story reporting on changes in hiring practices at Mercy Health is nothing short of riveting for its success in eliminating bias in the selection and training process. President Bill Manns initiated the implementation of a new process five years ago to address diversity and turnover.
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