September 25

Women's fashion chain entering West Michigan market

A new women’s fashion store is opening at a local mall. Read More

Casual dress on the rise amid war for talent

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) From small outfits to large corporations, West Michigan is matching a national trend of common-sense employee dress codes. Read More

Firm building 56-unit apartment complex

Work is about to begin on a new townhome-style apartment complex in Grand Rapids. Read More

Businesses leaving chamber after endorsement for governor

The Grand Rapids Chamber has received backlash from more than 100 businesses and leaders following its endorsement for governor. Read More

Marie Catrib's is closing its doors

A 14-year-old restaurant and delicatessen known for its locally sourced and vegetarian offerings is closing. Read More

Suburb buying 13-acre property

A Grand Rapids suburb has agreed to purchase a vacant 13.23-acre parcel of land with the intention to incorporate the site into its master plan. Read More

Barbecue restaurant leases space for catering operation

A local barbecue restaurant is opening a second location to expand its catering services. Read More

Ford airport reports record August

Gerald R. Ford International Airport continues to break traffic records. Read More

Accounting firm appoints principal

A Michigan accounting firm has named a new principal at its Grand Rapids office. Read More

Ally driving toward $100M dream

Dan Manshaem and Jeff Chidester had a vision early on to build a $100-million company from scratch. Read More

Inside Track: Jonker puts pieces together

When Aaron Jonker first interviewed to work for Wolverine Building Group in 2006, his boss at the time asked him where he saw himself in 15 years. Read More

Private equity firm acquires majority stake in A/V company

A local private equity firm has acquired a majority stake in an out-of-state maker of audiovisual hardware and software. Read More

Food company donating to Hurricane Florence relief

A food maker in the region is donating five semi-trailer loads of food to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. Read More

Health system hires surgeon for new division

A health system in the area has added a new medical division and surgeon. Read More

Association names Excellence in Construction winners

A construction association recently honored the best work in West Michigan over the past year. Read More

Furniture maker acquires $91M company

A local office furniture manufacturer has acquired a maker of “alternative furniture and settings.” Read More

Brewery rolls out ale in cans

A brewery in the area is now distributing one of its award-winning ales in cans. Read More

Downtown office vacancies inching upward

The metro Grand Rapids skyline is changing as high profile projects like Warner Tower are being topped off. Additionally, these new projects are expected to create a vacuum in vacancy of premier office space once they come online. Read More

USA Financial reaching for $1B in new assets, sales this year

Looking back on three decades in business, the USA Financial leadership team said its expansion into the financial technology industry fits with its history of innovation. Read More

Effort seeks to attract young professionals

The state of Michigan launched a campaign to attract graduates and young professionals from other areas of the Midwest. Read More

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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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