December 14

Grand Rapids is the 88th 'large' housing market

Grand Rapids’ housing market appears to be cooling rapidly going into 2020. Read More

‘Upscale’ steakhouse opens in former pub

A West Michigan-based steakhouse chain has opened a location in a suburb of Grand Rapids. Read More

Townships reach tentative $69.5M settlement with Wolverine

Plainfield and Algoma townships have reached a tentative $69.5 million settlement in the ongoing litigation brought by the state of Michigan against Wolverine Worldwide over its contamination of groundwater with PFAS chemicals. Read More

Grand Rapids has highest depression rate among ‘large’ cities

A new study has found the Grand Rapids area has the most depressed population among “large” U.S. cities. Read More

West Michigan town ranks No. 1 for affordability

A personal finance website has ranked a town in the region as the top city for high salaries and low cost of living. Read More

West Michigan employers rank among 'Best Workplaces for Women'

Three organizations in West Michigan have been ranked among the “Best Workplaces for Women.” Read More
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Medical startup receives FDA clearance

A medical device startup in the region has received FDA clearance for a new product. Read More
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Snack brand buys Super Bowl ad

Viewers can expect to see an animated commercial promoting a snack brand’s “flavor stacking” during Super Bowl LIV. Read More
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Architecture firm hires director of education

A global architecture firm has a new locally based director of education. Read More
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Hotelier acquires hotel

A hotel management company has acquired a hotel in the region. Read More
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West Michigan financial advisers named among ‘fastest growing’ in US

A pair of financial adviser practices in the region have been recognized among the fastest growing in the nation by revenue. Read More
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Furniture maker appoints president of retail

A furniture maker in the region selected an industry veteran to head up its global retail business. Read More
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Private equity fund invests in driver education company

The capital management arm of a local investment banking firm has made its second portfolio company investment. Read More
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Nonprofits complete $9.4M affordable housing building

A nonprofit partnership’s $9.4 million affordable housing building has been completed and is fully leased. Read More
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Manufacturer appoints VP and marketing director

A maker of architectural aluminum products has promoted two employees. Read More
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Brewery releases availability calendar

A local brewery has scheduled its releases for the coming year. Read More
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Bank opens regional office downtown

A bank has unveiled its new regional corporate office and banking center inside a newly completed high-rise downtown. Read More
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College begins $12.7M tech expansion

A college’s $12.7 million project to renovate and expand its technology academic building is underway. Read More
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Zoo hires director of strategy and organization development

The John Ball Zoo hired a director of strategy and organization development. 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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