April 21

Department store properties find buyers

A pair of department store properties up for auction have hooked buyers. Read More

Credit union buys office building for HQ

A credit union has purchased an 80,000-square-foot office building in the region that will become its new headquarters. Read More

Salad restaurant opens in Downtown Market

A new chopped salad restaurant has opened in town. Read More

Manufacturer investing $23M in expansion

A manufacturer is spending $23 million to expand its operations in the area. Read More

'Chopped' winner opening café

One of Chicago’s top chefs is bringing her culinary talents to West Michigan via a new café — and adjacent shop and event space. Read More

Manufacturer investing $3M in expansion

A plastics supplier has decided to expand its operations in the region. Read More
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Leadership consulting firm settles into downtown

A startup leadership consulting firm has formally unveiled its new downtown office. Read More
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Owner sells french fries stand

The owner of a french fries and chicken wings kiosk in a local mall has sold his business to an investor. Read More
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Health system hires oncologists

A health system in the area has hired three new physicians for its oncology department. Read More
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$64M Hilton brand hotel opens downtown

A new seven-story hotel overlooking the Grand River is now open downtown. Read More
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Couple launches flooring franchise

A couple has launched a mobile floor coverings franchise that serves greater Grand Rapids. Read More
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Job fair filling 150 positions

A staffing agency is hosting a job fair on behalf of more than 80 employers looking to fill 150 positions. Read More
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Corporate foundation gives hospital $100K

A drug maker’s foundation has donated $100,000 to a hospital in the region. Read More
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Land brokerage hires president

A land brokerage for oil and gas companies has named its next president. Read More
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Automation company expanding operation

A manufacturer and distributor of automation products is expanding in the area. Read More
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Law firm elects managing director

An attorney in the region has been tapped to help lead a Detroit-based law firm. Read More
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Manufacturer acquires machine shop

A metalworking and welding machine shop in the region has been acquired by a Michigan manufacturer. Read More
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Lakeshore hub names Innovator of the Year

A camp dedicated to improving the lives and speaking skills of children with speech disorders has been named Lakeshore Innovator of the Year. Read More
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Accounting firm leases suburban space

An accounting firm has leased 35,000 square feet in a Grand Rapids suburb. 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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