February 23

Wolverine reaches settlement with 3M

Wolverine Worldwide reached a settlement with the maker of a formula that contained PFAS chemicals that was used to waterproof the footwear maker’s products beginning in the 1950s and ’60s. Read More

Former Amazon delivery contractor shuttering Walker facility

A “final mile” delivery company that lost a contract with Amazon is closing its local operations by April. Read More

Manufacturer ranks as 8th ‘Best Company to Work For’ in U.S.

A West Michigan maker of medical devices and equipment was rated one of the nation’s best employers. Read More

Casino doles out $800K in bonuses

Nearly $1 million was shared among Gun Lake Casino employees. Read More

Brewery announces Fibonacci-inspired beer series

A downtown brewery is about to release a stout of cosmic proportions. Read More

Rapid to host community open house

Rapid riders have the opportunity to engage with transit leaders and recommend improvements to their transit system. Read More
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Foundation selects newest board member

A West Michigan organization chose an educational leader to sit on its 2020 board. Read More
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Industrial scales maker sells to global company

The owners of a local manufacturer of industrial scales have sold the business to a multinational supplier of weighing instruments. Read More
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Law firm hires attorney

A law firm with a local presence added an associate attorney. Read More
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Grand Rapids brewery going back to basics

A brewery located in the Uptown district is keeping it simple with a new offering. Read More
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College expands accelerated course offerings

Grand Rapids Community College is attempting to make a college education more accessible. Read More
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Supply chain company moving HQ out of downtown

A local supply chain management and warehouse supply company is tripling its footprint with a move to the suburbs. Read More
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Homebuilder ranks among tops in US

A West Michigan homebuilder was recognized among the best in the country. Read More
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Nonprofits producing women’s entrepreneurship summit

A pair of area nonprofits will host a conference on entrepreneurship for women next week. Read More
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Amway cutting 50 jobs

Amway is eliminating 50 marketing and research and development jobs as it concludes the companywide restructuring that began in 2018. Read More
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HealthWest assists with mental health services

A local mental health service provider is stepping in to fill the gap amid a clinic’s pending closure. Read More
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Credit union opens second Grand Rapids-area location

A credit union in the region is continuing its expansion into greater Grand Rapids with the opening of a new branch. Read More
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Law firm elects first woman president

A local law firm selected the chair of its executive committee. Read More
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Security pros hosting free active shooter training

A trio of area security experts will host a seminar on active shooter and critical incident preparedness next week. Read More
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‘Live museum’ honors Black history

African-American legends are coming to Woodland Mall for the eighth year. Read More
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Dangerously high water levels require immediate action

We have witnessed the highest lake levels since the mid-1980s. Seeing the devastation on both public and private lands truly has been eye-opening.
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Undertrained sales managers often make common mistakes

In most organizations, sales managers are the essential bridge between the company’s sales goals and the realization of those goals.
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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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