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Nonprofit staffing

Nonprofit staffing program makes $20.3M impact

A nonprofit staffing program placed 813 people in full-time employment in 2018, creating a potential annual impact of nearly $20.3 million. Read More


Owner marks one year of board game deliveries

Those who came of age in the 1990s recall the hallmarks of many a Friday night: delivery pizza and VHS movie rentals. Jared Leatzow is channeling those days with his new board game delivery company, Lakeshore Game Night. Read More

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Millennials’ values may come back to haunt them

“Experiences over things” is a mantra many millennials embrace, but a local wealth manager sees it as a liability to their futures. Read More

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POWERHOME Solar launches commercial division

A national solar panel company is making waves in West Michigan after moving to Grand Rapids last summer and is hoping to expand its commercial client portfolio in the area. Read More

Frank Blossom Fund

Ex-professor donates to GVSU’s advertising and PR program

Advertising and public relations students at Grand Valley State University soon will be able to utilize a recent donation. Read More

Tim Parker

Inside Track: Investor invests in ag industry

Tim Parker is the president of Grand Angels venture group, which provides financial investment, mentorship opportunities and network resources to startup companies to help them grow. Read More

Survey: Commuter project in high demand

Based on the results of an employee interest survey, the West Michigan Express, a pilot commuter service project connecting Holland to Grand Rapids along the Chicago Drive Corridor, is closer to reality. Read More

Podcast helps marketers remain in the know

The world of marketing has swiftly changed over the last decade. Read More

Partners envision park plan

The Right Place and the Kent County Department of Public Works are partnering on planning and development of the future sustainable business park. Read More

Nursing homes in training for a ‘culture change’

Several area nursing homes are part of an initiative focused on person-centered care. Read More

Small business lobby opposes state tax plan

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her 2020 fiscal year state budget proposal on March 5, small business groups immediately objected to her plan to offset a pension tax repeal by increasing taxes on small businesses, or “pass-through” entities. Read More

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MPSC annual report highlights changes to utility oversight

The Michigan Public Service Commission issued its 2018 annual report last week, highlighting achievements in implementing the state’s energy laws, helping customers with heating bills and utility complaints, infrastructure renewal, tax cut refunds for ratepayers and technical assistance to expand broadband across the state. Read More

State treasury waives estimated tax penalty for farmers, anglers

The Michigan Department of Treasury is following suit after the Internal Revenue Service announced its decision to waive the estimated tax penalty for some farmers and anglers who file their 2018 federal income tax return and pay any tax due by April 15. Read More

Important changes coming to Michigan Trust Code

When the Michigan Trust Code was adopted in 2010, it provided a comprehensive, modern body of law governing how trusts are created and administered. Read More

Options for dental practice partners considering a sale

It’s early days in 2019 and, as a partner of your dental practice, perhaps you are considering selling your practice. Read More

Change Ups: Cutler Martin joins firm grandfather founded

Cutler Martin joined the firm his grandfather, William G. Martin, founded in 1962. Cutler’s primary focus with Martin Commercial Properties will be investment services and business development. Read More

Public Record

March 15 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: Employers may be feeling March sadness

A new report says the NCAA March Madness tournament could cost employers $13.3 billion this year in lost productivity. Read More