November 13

Kellogg restructuring North American business

Kellogg Company is making two major changes to its North American business as part of a recently announced growth strategy. Read More

Candy maker expanding operation

A manufacturer of sugar-free candy in the area is growing. Read More

GR leaders foresee river edge benefit

Decades of ideas and plans about the role the Grand River could have in Grand Rapids are finally on the horizon. Read More

Partners open neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant

A long-time business owner and a local chef have opened a “modern” Mediterranean restaurant in Grand Rapids. Read More

Nonprofit starts $18.6M affordable housing project on West Side

A nonprofit focused on affordable housing has broken ground on a five-story apartment building on the city’s West Side. Read More

Private equity firm sells printer

A Grand Rapids private equity firm has sold a local printing company in the first exit from its Michigan-focused investment fund. Read More

Security company makes acquisition

A local security company has made its second acquisition of the year. Read More

Q&A: Leslie Jurecko

Dr. Leslie Jurecko, M.B.A., is vice president for quality, safety and experience at Spectrum Health and also a practicing pediatric hospitalist at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Read More

Distillery releasing new batch of all-Michigan gin

A local distillery is hosting a party for the limited release of an award-winning spirit. Read More

Aircraft parts supplier signs deal with airline

A supplier of aircraft parts in the region has signed a long-term deal with a new client. Read More

'Dueling' construction crews raise $14K for nonprofit

A “dueling” fundraiser between two construction crews has yielded over $14,000 in the fight against breast cancer. Read More

Nonprofit producing Fall Reception on West Side

A nonprofit that works with children grieving the death of loved ones is hosting a fundraiser this week on the city’s West Side. Read More

Soldadera primed for growth spurt

Soldadera’s “coffee with a purpose” is soldiering on in the West Michigan beverage market, and owners Mario and Gabriela Rodriguez have made several key moves for their previously online-exclusive cold-brew brand that would serve as a springboard for continued growth into 2019. Read More

Hotel occupancy rates continue gradual rise

The hotel occupancy rate in Kent County has been increasing slowly in recent years. Read More

Nonprofit starting $18M urban affordable housing project

A nonprofit focused on affordable housing will break ground next week on two adjacent four-story affordable apartment buildings in town. Read More

Whirlpool signs IBM as cloud management partner

Whirlpool Corporation has turned to IBM to help it manage its bevy of global digital operations in the cloud. Read More

Rail service could link GR, Holland

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A commuter train service could be in West Michigan’s future. Read More

Priority Health, BCBS, others receive failing grades

A recent Emory University study scored Michigan private and public health plans based on access to medicine coverage for patients with five autoimmune diseases. Read More

Marijuana implementation may take years

Michigan became the 10th state in the country, and the first in the Midwest, to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, but don’t celebrate just yet. Read More

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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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