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Sierra Club sues EPA over smog levels

The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency covering the omission of Ottawa County from the EPA’s list of areas found to be in “nonattainment” of health-based ozone standards. Read More

High Five Brewery

Region’s first brewery co-op on tap

After several years of legal work and real estate hunting, High Five Co-op Brewery recently secured a space for its first brewery and taproom in the Shoppes at 52nd Street in Kentwood, putting it on track to be the first member-owned brewery in West Michigan. Read More

Laura Smith

Inside Track: A passion for patient care

Laura Smith’s passionate work for cancer patients stems from her own experience with the disease. Read More

Room for one more dairy plant?

The state has announced two multimillion-dollar dairy processing facilities in the last seven months and just an hourlong drive separates them. Read More

New construction continues to rise

New construction is heating up across West Michigan’s industrial landscape as manufacturing continues to thrive and quality inventory becomes scarce. Read More

Farm loans continue to grow

The number of farming loans has increased as farmers battle the financial woes of the agricultural industry. Read More

Seven credit unions look to form trust

Seven Michigan credit unions have applied to form a trust so they can offer their members fiduciary services they otherwise could not provide. Read More

LGBT-friendly business directory compiled for seniors

Two local organizations are working to ensure senior citizens of the LGBT community are able to receive proper care and services. Read More

Kent ISD to house special education programs

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Center-based special education programs in Kent County will be managed by another entity next year. Read More

Thinking outside the box is essential in solving worker shortage

The Business Journal has noted for more than a year the ever-worsening talent and recruitment shortages in the region (and state). Read More

Is drone privacy up to the states?

Have you seen a drone hovering above you recently? Read More

Thinking about selling your family business to your kids?

If you’ve been thinking about passing your family business down to the next generation, you may be asking:

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KCC, WMU partner on transfer agreement

Two local schools are teaming up to make transferring a smoother process. Read More

Cornerstone, Mel Trotter to offer discounted degrees

A discounted degree program meant to increase accessibility will be available for Mel Trotter Ministries’ clients and staff starting this academic year. Read More

Dean Martlew

Change Ups: Martlew tapped as interim WMU-Cooley Law School president

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School tapped former Michigan 29th Circuit Court judge and retired WMU Cooley Associate Dean Jeffrey Martlew as interim president beginning in September. Read More

Street Talk: Parking for all

The multifaceted Studio Park project has begun pouring four of the six building foundations, and unique to other large-scale developments in downtown Grand Rapids, the project promises surplus parking for employees in 2019. Read More