August 17

Brand designs 'flexible' garage storage line

A storage brand in the region has rolled out a garage organization product line designed to eliminate clutter and create more room for parking. Read More

West Michigan produces 19 of fastest-growing private companies in US

A sports bra maker in West Michigan has been named the No. 154 fastest-growing private company in the U.S. and the first among Michigan companies named to the 2018 “Inc. 5000” ranking. Read More

Medical Mile apartments complete

A 287-unit apartment complex along the Medical Mile is now complete. Read More

Cleanroom manufacturer relocates to Grand Rapids

A company that designs and builds cleanrooms to ISO standards has moved its headquarters from a suburb into the city. Read More

Bakery to open third location

The owners of a custom dessert bakery plan to open a third location in downtown Holland next spring. Read More

Eye care firm acquires private practice

An eye care practice in the region has joined a management services organization. Read More
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Ice cream maker reveals second ‘artisan’ flavor

An ice cream maker in the region will release the second flavor in its small-batch “artisan” collection this week. Read More
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Downtown Market names VP of marketing, operations

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has created a new role and promoted an existing employee to fill it. Read More
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Skilled nursing facilities have new owners, management

Seven outpatient skilled nursing facilities in West Michigan have new owners and management. Read More
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City gives new administrator three-year contract

The city of Grand Rapids has approved its contract with the new city manager. Read More
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Holding company acquires seed supplier

A holding company in the region has acquired a Wisconsin seed supplier. Read More
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Doctors open amputation prevention center

A group of local doctors are hoping to stay a step ahead of one the most serious prognoses a patient can receive. Read More
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Eye care group hires provider

A West Michigan eye care medical group has a new provider. Read More
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Coffee makers come up clutch

A local coffee company recently took home first place at a national tournament. Read More
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Perrigo enters into licensing agreement for OTC nasal spray

Perrigo has signed an exclusive licensing agreement that allows it to seek regulatory approval to sell an over-the-counter nasal spray. Read More
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Law school selects interim president

A former student will be the new leader at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Read More
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Former township trustee sentenced to 20 months

A former public official in suburban Detroit has been sentenced to 20 months in prison on federal charges of demanding and taking bribes in exchange for using his position to get a company a trash-hauling contract. Read More
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Court: Woman who didn't live with late husband can inherit

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that a woman can inherit from her husband's estate despite living apart for more than 30 years. Read More
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By AP

No liability for Catholic school in death of woman, 85

The family of an 85-year-old woman who died after an icy fall has lost an appeal in a lawsuit against a Catholic school in Grand Rapids. Read More
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By AP

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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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