December 14

Restaurant group opening pizza franchise

A Michigan restaurant company is opening a fast-casual pizza franchise in the region this weekend. Read More

Owner selling golf course

A 250-acre golf course in the region is being sold. Read More

55-acre business park project takes next step

A college is moving forward with its plan for a new 55-acre business park in the region. Read More

Amway names chief R&D officer

Amway has tapped a former food industry executive to lead the company’s research and development functions. Read More

Insurance company secures $2B in investment

A trio of investor groups are investing $2 billion in an insurance company in the area. Read More

Hospitals treat lung diseases with 'breakthrough' device

Two West Michigan health systems are using a newly approved medical device to treat lung diseases. Read More
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Library foundation receives diversity grant

A local foundation has received a grant to benefit its diversity programs and events. Read More
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Partners open urban kombucha taproom

A kombucha business has opened a taproom in the city. Read More
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City appoints GRPD's interim chief

The city has found its interim chief for the Grand Rapids Police Department. Read More
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Firm re-branding urban apartment portfolio

A property management firm has started to re-brand a portfolio of seven apartment communities across Grand Rapids. Read More
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Food maker creates new cereal

A food maker is rolling out a new cereal that combines two of its well-known flavors. Read More
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Metallica's foundation awards grant to college

The foundation started by the heavy metal band Metallica is giving a job-training grant to a local college. Read More
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PR society elects board officers and members

The region’s public relations society has named its new leaders. Read More
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Latin-Asian restaurant closes doors

The owner of a Latin-Asian fusion restaurant in Grand Rapids has closed the location. Read More
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Grocery chain launches checkout app

A grocery chain is piloting a new mobile app at two West Michigan stores that allows customers to scan product barcodes as they shop to save time at checkout. Read More
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Spirits maker wins statewide Distillery of the Year title

A local distillery has received some love on the state's east side. Read More
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Quilting shop opening doors

A shopping center in town is welcoming a new quilting shop. Read More
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Founders releases availability calendar

Founders Brewing Co. has released its 2019 availability calendar, confirming changes and additions to the brewery’s lineup, including the return of a couple of fan favorites. Read More
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Better Business Bureau honors Torch Award winners

A group of organizations in the region have been honored for their organizational ethics. 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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