April 18

Salad restaurant opens in Downtown Market

A new chopped salad restaurant has opened in town. Read More

Manufacturer investing $23M in expansion

A manufacturer is spending $23 million to expand its operations in the area. Read More

'Chopped' winner opening café

One of Chicago’s top chefs is bringing her culinary talents to West Michigan via a new café — and adjacent shop and event space. Read More

Old churches provide alternative for developers

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As Grand Rapids’ old industrial buildings are turning into mixed-use developments, housing developers are running out of inventory. But vacant houses of worship are proving to be an attractive ... Read More

Partners opening urban gastropub

An “eclectic comfort food” restaurant with a rooftop deck is opening in town. Read More

Law firm elects managing director

An attorney in the region has been tapped to help lead a Detroit-based law firm. Read More
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Automation company expanding operation

A manufacturer and distributor of automation products is expanding in the area. Read More
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Manufacturer acquires machine shop

A metalworking and welding machine shop in the region has been acquired by a Michigan manufacturer. Read More
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Lakeshore hub names Innovator of the Year

A camp dedicated to improving the lives and speaking skills of children with speech disorders has been named Lakeshore Innovator of the Year. Read More
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Accounting firm leases suburban space

An accounting firm has leased 35,000 square feet in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More
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Ax-throwing range opens

A new target range is open in town for people who need more than darts. Read More
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Nonprofit producing Spring Jubilee of Growth

A nonprofit that provides affordable housing is hosting a jubilee downtown. Read More
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College names board chair

A college in the region has selected a new chair for its board of trustees. Read More
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Q&A: Shannon Garrett

Shannon Garrett is a nationally recognized political strategist, civic engagement consultant and leadership coach. Read More
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Partners plan dog park downtown

A civic agency and a property management company are collaborating to open an experimental dog park downtown. Read More
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Library system eliminates youth fines

The Grand Rapids Public Library has eliminated all fines on youth materials. Read More
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Nonprofit honoring Women of Achievement and Courage

A nonprofit supporting female leaders is hosting a luncheon and awards presentation this week. Read More
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Architecture association hires first executive director

The local chapter of an architecture association has named its first executive director. Read More
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Take 5 plans West Michigan investment

Take 5 Oil Change is planning to enter Grand Rapids this year with as many as nine stay-in-your-car oil change centers opening in the area. 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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