October 22

Car dealer buying two dealerships

A local car dealer is acquiring two dealerships in the area. Read More

Public voting lags for ArtPrize 10

The public cast fewer votes for ArtPrize 10 than ever before. Read More

West Michigan philanthropists rank among tops in US

Two of the country’s "top 50" philanthropists hail from West Michigan. Read More

Winery opens suburban tasting room

A West Michigan winery has opened a new tasting room in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Auto supplier relocating tech center

An automotive supplier is moving a tech center in the region to the state’s east side. Read More

Health system's VC fund invests in AI

A local venture capital fund is investing in an out-of-state medical startup with artificial intelligence technology. Read More

Medical device startup raises $2.5M

A startup in the region that develops shoulder replacement systems has closed a $2.5-million Series A venture funding round. Read More

Staffing firm hosting Refresh Leadership Simulcast

A staffing firm is hosting a leadership simulcast this week that will benefit a local nonprofit. Read More

College appoints ex-furniture maker CEO to board

A West Michigan business leader is joining the board of a college in the area. Read More

Fifth Third schools ‘next generation of bankers’

Principal Carlos de la Barrera said too many programs that teach money basics tend to skip over schools with low-income students. Read More

GRCC sees enrollment spike from GRPS graduates

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids Community College saw a 31 percent increase this fall in the number of enrolled Grand Rapids Public Schools graduates. Read More

Inside Track: Rutherford finds his niche

When Michael Rutherford founded Rutherford and Associates in 1986, his brother, Paul, was in high school, but being a business insider in a room full of tech gurus set the younger Rutherford apart and propelled him into his current role as president of the growing tech company. Read More

Partners opening urban Cuban restaurant

A pair of business partners are bringing a taste of Cuba to Grand Rapids. Read More

Firm plans West Side gas station

A local developer is planning to redevelop an old gas station on the city’s West Side. Read More

Grand Rapids chamber producing EPIC Awards

An awards ceremony recognizing local businesses and business leaders is taking place downtown this month. Read More

Firm completes $14M Heritage Hill apartment building

A new 86-unit apartment building in Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill neighborhood has been completed. Read More

Developer plans to convert urban church into apartments

A developer is planning to redevelop a vacant Grand Rapids church into apartments. Read More

City of Battle Creek flies into drone market

Battle Creek has its sights set on the drone business with a recent Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant. Read More

Business leaders sense stagnation

Michigan’s business leaders expect an economic decline in the next six to 18 months. Read More

Experts eye benefits of clean fuels

Alternative fuel experts from across Michigan joined Clean Fuels Michigan for a clean mobility expo last week at The Rapid’s new compressed natural gas fueling station, to demonstrate how alternative fuel technologies currently are being utilized. 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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