October 22

West Michigan philanthropists rank among tops in US

Two of the country’s "top 50" philanthropists hail from West Michigan. Read More

Winery opens suburban tasting room

A West Michigan winery has opened a new tasting room in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Auto supplier relocating tech center

An automotive supplier is moving a tech center in the region to the state’s east side. Read More

Brewpub opens doors

A new brewpub has opened in the region as part of a four-phase urban revitalization project. Read More

Firm opens 105-room hotel

A Michigan hotelier has opened a new 66,332-square-foot hotel in the region. Read More

Partners opening urban Cuban restaurant

A pair of business partners are bringing a taste of Cuba to Grand Rapids next week. Read More
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Firm plans West Side gas station

A local developer is planning to redevelop an old gas station on the city’s West Side. Read More
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Grand Rapids chamber producing EPIC Awards

An awards ceremony recognizing local businesses and business leaders is taking place downtown this month. Read More
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Firm completes $14M Heritage Hill apartment building

A new 86-unit apartment building in Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill neighborhood has been completed. Read More
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Developer plans to convert urban church into apartments

A developer is planning to redevelop a vacant Grand Rapids church into apartments. Read More
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345-acre park opens

The public now has access to a new 345-acre park in West Michigan with plenty of natural amenities. Read More
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Manufacturer investing $6M in HQ

A manufacturer of air-moving products is expanding and renovating its headquarters in the region and adding 30 jobs over the next three years. Read More
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Bank appoints board members

A local bank has appointed three new members to its board of directors. Read More
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College opening campus in Detroit

A locally based college plans to open a new campus in Detroit. Read More
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Law firm expanding Midland office

A locally based law firm is growing its presence in Midland. Read More
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Private equity firm acquires manufacturer

A local private equity firm has acquired a Michigan maker of metal stampings for the fastener market. Read More
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Grand Awards spotlighting theater scene

The Grand Awards will celebrate the “best of the Grand Rapids theater community” this weekend. Read More
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Grocery chain appoints SVP

A locally based grocery chain has promoted an executive to be its senior vice president of center store and fresh merchandising. Read More
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Manufacturer acquires auto supplier

A local maker of automotive trim components has acquired an out-of-state supplier in the wheel market. Read More
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GRPS rolling out hospitality and tourism academy

Grand Rapids Public Schools and several industry partners have developed a new academy focused on hospitality and tourism. 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.
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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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