March 24

College renovating downtown building

A college has received a donation to renovate its gateway building downtown. Read More

The Cheesecake Factory is coming to West Michigan

The Cheesecake Factory is planning to open its first West Michigan location. Read More

Tool and die company files for bankruptcy

Another tool and die company in the area has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

Entrepreneur takes reins of brewery

A major investor of capital and resources in a local brewery since 2014 is now its sole owner. Read More

West Michigan produces 12 of the state's 50 Companies to Watch

A dozen companies from the region rate among this year’s 50 Companies to Watch in Michigan. Read More

Spirit makers win international medals

A pair of West Michigan craft spirit makers have won praise at an international competition. Read More
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Grocery chain raises $129K for housing

A retail scan campaign by a local grocery chain has raised $129,000 for Michigan chapters of a national housing nonprofit. Read More
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Foundation launches mentoring program

A local foundation that works to develop leadership skills in students has launched a new initiative. Read More
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Ford airport reports best-ever February

Despite record cold temperatures and winter storms, February was another record-breaking month for Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More
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Firm starts construction on sorority house

A local developer battled frigid temperatures recently to begin work on a sorority house in the area. Read More
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Barbecue chain opening location

The first West Michigan location for a national barbecue chain will open soon. Read More
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Brewery outgrows taproom

A brewery in the region is moving to a larger taproom. Read More
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SpartanNash commits to 'clean' labeling

A locally based grocery chain and food distributor is cleaning up its product ingredients and re-designing labels. Read More
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Law firm elects attorneys to management committee

Three partners at a local law firm are now part of its management committee. Read More
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Spirits maker plans lakeshore tasting room

Residents of a lakeshore town soon won’t have to go far to be able to enjoy handcrafted cocktails from an award-winning distillery. Read More
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HopCat hiring for new West Michigan location

A chain of beer bars is hiring for a new location in the region. Read More
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City creates economic development department

A city in the region has created and staffed an economic development department. Read More
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Firm plans event venue at ex-school on West Side

A developer is planning to convert an old school on the city’s West Side into an event venue. Read More
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Restaurant company and university partner on employee scholarships

Employees of a restaurant company can now receive higher education scholarships through a new partnership. Read More
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Event celebrates women leaders

West Michigan’s top businesswomen packed the house with some serious girl power. 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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