September 18

Association names Best and Brightest in Wellness

A national business association has named a group of employers in the region among the Best and Brightest in Wellness. Read More

ArtPrize 10 colors Grand Rapids

Artists and visitors from across the world are descending on Grand Rapids for ArtPrize 10. Read More

National Sword cuts into recycling revenues

A recent sustainability panel discussed how local industries are overhauling their waste management plans following China’s ban this year on imports of certain types of solid waste and recyclables. Read More

Spirits maker places 1st in national poll

A local spirits maker has received the top honor from a major travel publication and its readers. Read More

US News ranks West Michigan's colleges

The region’s colleges have been ranked in multiple categories in a report that compares colleges across the country. Read More

Coffee company acquires beverage startup

A local coffee company has acquired another beverage maker. Read More
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Chamber producing ATHENA Award Celebration

An awards event for women is taking place downtown tomorrow. Read More
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Manufacturer appoints president and CEO

A local manufacturer that specializes in large injection-molded plastic parts has selected its next president and CEO. Read More
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Shop running social media contest for 'free year of ice cream'

A local ice cream shop is running a contest for Instagram users during ArtPrize that will result in the winner receiving a “free year of ice cream.” Read More
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Q&A: Faye Alexander Nelson

As director of Michigan programs for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Faye Alexander Nelson leads and oversees the foundation’s investments in Michigan to create conditions that ensure children have opportunities to thrive in equitable communities. Read More
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Group converting suburban restaurant into event space

A restaurant group is closing a suburban eatery and turning it into a space for banquets and events. Read More
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GRPS superintendent announces retirement

The superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools has announced her retirement. Read More
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Ice cream maker reveals third 'artisan' flavor

An ice cream maker in the region is releasing the third flavor in its small-batch “artisan” collection to coincide with ArtPrize. Read More
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Orion kicks off ‘dueling’ fundraisers

With an influx of new office and residential projects in the pipeline, downtown Grand Rapids’ skyline has its fair share of cranes, but another common site among the numerous construction projects is the pink elevators intended to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Read More
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GR catering to vegans, vegetarians

Local restaurants are changing their menus to accommodate vegetarians and vegans. Read More
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Inside Track: Baumgartner is a lifelong caretaker

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s chief medical officer has spent his entire 46-year career at the hospital, starting with his very first job mopping floors. Read More
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Homebuilder begins 42-lot development in suburb

A homebuilder is adding inventory in the area to help alleviate a “constrained market.” Read More
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Report documents immigrant contributions

Grand Rapids community leaders agreed making immigrants feel like they belong in Kent County not only is right but is economically smart. Read More
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DDA backs downtown projects

The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority recently approved two downtown construction projects that are eligible for development support funds. Read More
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Tariffs weigh heavy on commodities forecast

A group of industry experts says risk is one thing businesses can bet on for 2019 as the global trade war escalates. Read More
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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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