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West Catholic High School hallway lockers

School designs $1.2M learning center

A local college preparatory school has repurposed part of its space to maintain flexibility for the future. Read More

former Klingman's furniture building in Wyoming

Sales company creating 100 jobs

A sales and marketing company specializing in outsourced services is consolidating its local operations into a new headquarters and planning to create 100 jobs. Read More

Meritage Hospitality Group Wendy's

Restaurant company acquiring 57 locations

A local restaurant company is adding 57 locations to its portfolio. Read More

GR Bagel interior

Bagel shop opens dine-in space

A bagel bakery in town has added a dining room — serving coffee, bagels and other artisan menu items. Read More

Finding balance while running a family owned business

I’ve always been interested in the topic of work-life balance, but the subject really started to matter to me in early 2015. Read More

kitchen sink water faucet

Law firms submit class action lawsuit against Wolverine Worldwide

A national team of law firms have announced a class action lawsuit against Wolverine Worldwide, 3M Corporation and Waste Management, Inc. over the alleged dumping of "toxic waste and polluting groundwater" in Belmont, Rockford and other areas in Kent County. Read More

Citizen tiki bar Grand Rapids

Neighborhood tiki bar opens doors

A new tiki bar restaurant has opened in a Grand Rapids neighborhood. Read More

Westside Social American Tavern partial rendering

Tavern-style restaurant opening on West Side

A new “American tavern” restaurant will move into the space vacated when a 40-year staple of the West Side closed. Read More

5 Oakes St. SW Grand Rapids

Investment group buys downtown building

An investment group from the east side of the state has closed on the purchase of a building downtown. Read More

Kent County Recycling & Education Center

Recycling center undergoing $1.5M upgrade

A local recycling center is temporarily closed as it undergoes a $1.5-million upgrade to its system. Read More

The development boom in Grand Rapids

If you live, work or have traveled through downtown Grand Rapids recently, you might have seen the construction cranes that dot the skyline. Much of the growth started 20 years ago with the construction of Van Andel Arena, and the city hasn’t stopped re-shaping itself since. Read More

Kingma's Market

Ada envisions new downtown

Ron Cook lived in Italy for 15 years while working as the president of La Marzocco, an espresso machine manufacturing company. Now, he owns two restaurants in downtown Ada. Read More

Corner Bar

Corner Bar preps to make a comeback

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Rockford community lost an iconic site in August when a fire, fueled by a gas line, tore through the Corner Bar on 31 N. Main St., damaging most of the structure. Read More

Steelcase Ford airport furniture work-life lounge

Airport adds productivity, leisure spaces

As part of its ongoing Gateway Transformation Project, Gerald R. Ford International Airport this fall added places for business travelers to keep working while waiting to board their planes. Read More

Partnership helps refugees find construction jobs

The construction industry in West Michigan is experiencing a skilled worker shortage, leaving some companies unable to adequately staff projects. Read More

Trust us: Construction contracts eliminate surprises

Thinking about renovating a building? Expanding your facilities? Improving infrastructure? Read More

The Intersection The Stache crowd

Downtown music venue doubling space

A live music venue in downtown Grand Rapids is set to roughly double its space. Read More

Agency says US and Canada fall short on protecting Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY — Despite recent improvements, the U.S. and Canada have a long way to go toward ridding the Great Lakes of pollution that endangers human health and the environment, an advisory agency said. Read More

ITS Partners team collaboration

Tech firm creating 68 jobs

A local IT consulting firm is planning to invest $2.5 million in a new headquarters that will bring 68 new high-tech jobs. Read More

Public Record

Dec. 1 — Mortgages Read More