October 18

Brewery opening in suburb

The co-owners of the area’s newest brewery are returning to their roots. Read More

Real estate agency reopens suburban office

A local real estate group has renovated its office in a historic landmark. Read More

Casino plans $100M expansion

A casino in the area has unveiled plans for a major expansion. Read More

Commission suspends Van Andel Arena's liquor license

Van Andel Arena’s liquor license has been temporarily suspended. Read More

Downtown tavern opens

A tavern serving up American cuisine has opened downtown. Read More

Eye-care company hires doctor

A network of eye-care practices has added a new doctor. Read More
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Business Journal names 40 Under 40 honorees

This year’s Grand Rapids Business Journal class of 40 Under 40 Business Leaders has a decidedly tech flavor. Read More
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University spending $5.7M to remodel church into radio station

A university is remodeling a former church to house the operations of its radio program. Read More
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Bank opens downtown retail loan office

A locally based bank has opened a retail loan office in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More
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Pizza chain opens suburban location

A national pizza chain has a new location in the area. Read More
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Law firm opens office in Qatar

A Michigan law firm with a presence in the region has expanded to Qatar. Read More
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Wolverine Worldwide hires first chief merchant officer

Wolverine Worldwide has tapped an expert to fill a newly created role overseeing its merchandising growth strategy. Read More
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Manufacturer building 36-acre campus

A maker of conveyor belt solutions is moving its local operation to a larger campus in the area. Read More
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Philanthropist donates downtown sculpture

A new sculpture downtown depicts the three Grand Rapids women who helped develop the whooping cough vaccine. Read More
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Ford airport reports best-ever September

Last month was the busiest September ever for Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More
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Report pegs beer's impact at $38.5 million

A new study released by Experience Grand Rapids shows a $38.5 million economic impact from beer tourism last year. Read More
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Construction firm appoints chief strategy officer

A construction firm in the region has named a new executive. Read More
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Distinguished Alumnus follows his own path to success

Dante Villarreal said the phone call informing him he’d been chosen as this year’s 40 Under 40 Distinguished Alum came as quite a surprise. 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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