February 20

Manufacturer expanding HQ

A maker of vehicle lighting and various safety products is expanding its headquarters in the area. Read More

Downtown restaurant adding bakery, café and event space

A French restaurant downtown is diversifying its capabilities and offerings. Read More

City exploring lack of Silver Line development

When highway traffic was rerouted away from South Division Avenue in the 1950s, Grand Rapids city leaders attempted to solve the resulting economic downturn by wiping the slate clean and trying something else. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks 75th for ethnic diversity among 'mid-size' cities

Grand Rapids has landed in the 75th spot in a ranking of “mid-size” cities' ethnic diversity. Read More

Manufacturer is 11th 'Best Company to Work For' in US

A West Michigan maker of medical devices and equipment is considered one of the nation’s best employers. Read More

Universal Forest acquiring $5M company

Universal Forest Products is purchasing a local maker of wood panel components. Read More

Investment firm enters market

A Chicago-based investment firm has opened an office in the region. Read More

Architecture firm expands into Phoenix

An architecture firm in the area is expanding out west. Read More

University hires provost

A local university has named an experienced college administrator as its next provost. Read More

Q&A: Candy Wilkes-Scheper

Candy Wilkes-Scheper is the founder and owner of afterthemove. Read More

Custom-tailored and simplified employee benefits solutions

The Van Wyk Risk Solutions employee benefits practice strives to provide the same exceptional customer experience that we’ve been providing to our commercial clients for decades with the launch of our employee benefits practice. Read More

BarFly raising $7M to expand HopCat's footprint

BarFly Ventures is raising $7 million to continue HopCat’s growth in Michigan. Read More

Association producing conference for real estate investors

Nearly 1,000 people are coming downtown this week for a real estate conference. Read More

Nonprofit hosting Women, Community & the Environment Series

A local environmental group is planning a three-day event this week to educate the community about clean water issues. Read More

Hudsonville opens its first 'high rise'

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Zeeland-based Geerlings Development completed the first “high rise” building in Hudsonville's new developing downtown. Read More

City reports $187M in new private investment

The city of Grand Rapids’ Economic Development Department on Feb. 12 reported to the city’s Economic Development Project Team on the commitments from businesses that received approval for various city incentive programs during calendar year 2018. Read More

Inside Track: High-risk move pays off

When Rebecca LeClaire became a parent, she took unconventional steps to support her family. Read More

Medical device investors offer startup advice

The culture of funding medical device development and getting them on the market is changing. Read More

Marketing firm helps nonprofits with websites

A local digital marketing agency is rolling out a new initiative to help West Michigan nonprofits. 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.

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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