September 21

Burger and hot dog restaurant closing

A neighborhood burger and hot dog joint is closing to make way for a new eatery by the same creative team. Read More

Downtown hotel re-imagines restaurant

A hotel in downtown Grand Rapids has re-opened its in-house restaurant under a new name and new menu. Read More

Amway cutting jobs

Amway is eliminating certain jobs in its information technology division and transitioning those functions to vendors. Read More

Downtown tiki bar schedules opening

Discover a "tropical paradise" in downtown Grand Rapids this fall. Read More

Construction firm marks 12 years of safety

A West Michigan construction firm is celebrating over a dozen years of safety excellence. Read More

Wealth adviser is No. 2 on Barron’s ‘Top 100’ ranking

An investment strategist in the region has been ranked second in a ranking of the nation’s top independent wealth advisers by Barron’s. Read More
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Whirlpool selling overseas plant

An appliance maker in the region is selling one of its plants. Read More
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Job fair filling 258 positions

A staffing agency and a nonprofit are joining forces to host a job fair on behalf of over 80 employers. Read More
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Electrical contractor completes new $2M HQ

An electrical contractor in the region has a new 25,000-square-foot headquarters. Read More
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Hospital plans $7.5M expansion and renovation

A local hospital is planning a $7.5 million construction project. Read More
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Packaging supplier expanding operation

A packaging company that serves the auto industry is expanding in the region. Read More
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Feds giving university $4M for cybersecurity scholarships

A university in the area has received a $4 million federal grant for scholarships to train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Read More
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Nonprofit hires executive director

A nonprofit animal shelter has named its new leader. Read More
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Downtown restaurant and bar plans second location

A restaurant and bar in downtown Grand Rapids is planning to open another location in West Michigan. Read More
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Founders Brewing adding KBS to year-round lineup

A Grand Rapids brewery has big changes planned for one of its barrel-aged beers. Read More
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Law firms rank among ‘Best of the Best’ in real estate

A group of law firms with a West Michigan presence are considered some of the Midwest’s "best" when it comes to real estate. Read More
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Hospital appoints chief nursing officer

A local hospital has a new nursing leader. Read More
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College buying department store property

A local college is purchasing a building in the region that formerly housed a department store. 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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