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Trendway Snap

Trendway bundles offerings with Snap!

Trendway wants its customers to have it all — in a “snap.” Read More

Steelcase Flex Collection

Steelcase aims to give teams more control

Steelcase says today’s hyper-collaborative teams have moved from a relay race to a soccer game format, and the company’s NeoCon showroom will display products designed for that evolution. Read More

Haworth NeoCon

Haworth to debut Social Spaces at NeoCon

Haworth is shining a spotlight on the social side of work life — and the need for privacy solutions — at NeoCon this year. Read More


Furniture veterans grow mobile carts business

The co-founders of Altus were in the right place at the right time when electronic medical records (EMRs) became the industry standard. Read More


QuikTap offers portability for keg beer

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A Grand Rapids entrepreneur is tapping into the global beverage industry by bringing a new level of portability. Read More

Playhouse at White Lake

Community rallies to save century-old theater

When a small city’s 103-year-old theater was the on the verge of collapsing, community members rallied to raise nearly $4 million for a full renovation that is nearly finished. Read More

Askme rebrands recently acquired music entity

Wedding bells will continue to ring for one family-owned company. Read More

Drive have plan for life after agreement with Pistons expires

The investors refused to move. SSJ Group LLC, owners of the Gatorade League professional basketball team Grand Rapids Drive, decided to remain in the city where the team originated five years ago, after its NBA affiliate, the Detroit Pistons, wanted the team to move to the Motor City. Read More

David Lawrence

Partnership leads to cheaper educational opportunities

Two West Michigan institutions are partnering to provide affordable educational opportunities. Read More

Andrea Owens

Inside Track: Family trauma drives Owens’ prevention passion

Andrea Owens carries a notebook around with her that says “teach, love, inspire” on the cover — words that summarize her life goals. Read More

GR eyes displaced housing proposal

Grand Rapids currently is mapping out a proposal to compensate households threatened to be displaced by new developments. Read More

Michigan chambers list legislative priorities

The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce and seven other chambers and organizations around the state have released a joint list of legislative priorities. Read More

Brownfield agency’s 2020 budget is a mixed bag

The Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority’s budget for fiscal year 2020 represents some changes for the organization, both positive and negative. Read More

Ensuring generations want to live, work and play in our vibrant economy

Earlier this month, Lakeshore Advantage and similar organizations throughout the country celebrated Economic Development Week, designated by the International Economic Development Association. Read More

When it comes to grief, it takes a village

When I was 3 years old, my sister, Ele Stover, died of a rare pulmonary illness that left me, my parents and two older sisters devastated. Read More


Change Ups: GRVBA receives public service award

The Grand Rapids Veterans Bar Association (GRVBA) was presented with the Marion Hilligan Public Service Award during the recent Law Day. Read More

Street Talk: Phase one complete

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan has completed its phase one campaign for The Highlands, a 121-acre former golf course that’s being converted to a nature area. Read More