The cost of unpaid internships

July 13, 2012

With employment opportunities somewhat stagnant, the number of job-seekers willing to accept unpaid internships is on the rise. With this rising number has come increased scrutiny as to the legality of such programs.

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Ullery believes in keeping things simple

July 9, 2012
Bruce Ullery, the president and CEO of MC Sports, describes himself as an average athlete. Read More

Clark Retirement Community takes<br>proactive approach to sustainability

July 6, 2012

Prior to an energy benchmark performed on the 106-year-old Franklin Street building at Clark Retirement Community, Mike Ignatoski, director of capital projects and facilities, knew there was room for improvement when it came to sustainability. “I just didn’t know there was quite so much room,” he said.

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Small businesses rebound more quickly

June 25, 2012

Post-economic crisis of 2009, a used book store may not seem like the safest bet for a new business venture. Steve Howells, founder of Icapsa Used Books, would beg to differ.

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Noordhoff puts expertise to use helping children

June 8, 2012

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Samuel Noordhoff realized that rehabilitating children with craniofacial deformity required an entire team of experts.

Every two years, the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons honors physicians who have made the most significant contributions to plastic surgery during their careers, delivering the prestigious Sir Harold Gilles Lecture Award at its annual meeting.

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Latest breweries have a neighborhood feel

April 22, 2012

The beer industry is no exception when it comes to the ever-growing Buy Local movement. Last year, 76 brewpubs and 174 microbreweries opened in the U.S., putting the current total at nearly 2,000 and signifying the soaring demand for craft beer.

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Grand Rapids breweries master the art of individualism

April 22, 2012

If you're a beer drinker who demands quality in the brews you buy, you're in good company. At a time when the overall U.S. beer market is in decline, the growing consumer base for craft beer continues to gain momentum, surpassing a 5 percent volume share in 2011 at an estimated retail dollar value of $8.7 billion, according to the U.S. Brewers Association.

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Putting teamwork back into software development

April 16, 2012

Not many people are able to cite the collapse of a company as their biggest career break, but Carl Erickson, president of software development company Atomic Object, is one of them.

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Redefining the workspace

November 15, 2011
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Laura Peeherski, sales and marketing director at Zipments, uses space in The Factory along with other business professionals.

The American work force looks a lot different now than it did 10 years ago, and so does the workplace. In a global, technology-driven market that values flexibility, the co-working phenomenon is not a trend but a shift in many companies' business plans.

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Unemployment GDP keep lid on economy

September 25, 2011

What happens when Main Street meets Wall Street?

That was the topic of discussion at a recent breakfast meeting of Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business Alumni Association, which put together a panel of economic and financial experts to tackle the topic: “Political Fallout: Impact on Main Street and Wall Street.”

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