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VJ Black Imperial Stout

Brewery prepares ‘special’ stout

Atwater Brewery is set to tap a limited volume 2020 barrel-aged VJ Black Imperial Stout later this month. Read More


Restaurateurs planning new concept in suburb

The owners of a Mexican restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids are planning to open a new eatery in Ada Village. Read More

Skymint White Cloud

Outlet branches out to recreational marijuana sales

A West Michigan medical cannabis facility is rolling into the recreational market. Read More

Dollys Delights

Entrepreneur opens suburban bakery

An entrepreneur who has been operating a startup bakery for almost four years has put down temporary roots north of town. Read More

Brewery reopens Detroit taproom after lawsuit settlement

DETROIT — A brewery reopened a Detroit taproom months after settling a racial discrimination lawsuit by a black former employee. Read More

Mark Schoenborn

Manufacturer appoints new president

A “metal solutions” manufacturer has appointed a new president. Read More

KENT ISD Website

Web services firm sells to investor

A software and web services company that serves schools has been acquired by an individual investor. Read More

Butterball Farms

Butterball Farms remolds business model

Butterball Farms has had stable revenue during the past four years, but CEO Mark Peters recently decided it was time to make some changes to advance into growth mode. Read More

Thornapple Brewing Co. interior

Brewery to host new festival

A local Grand Rapids brewery is kicking off beer month with an inaugural barrel-aged beer and music festival. Read More

Virtue Cider Brut

Cider maker offers healthier options

A West Michigan cider maker is rolling out drink options for health-conscious consumers. Read More

Fluresh Grand Rapids

Cannabis firm opening new center and headquarters

Grand Rapids will welcome its first licensed medical cannabis provision center this week. Read More

Plainfield Water tower

Wolverine formalizes $69.5M settlement with state, townships

Wolverine Worldwide has formally signed the $69.5 million settlement agreement that will extend municipal water to the townships affected by PFAS contamination of groundwater. Read More

Wise Men Distillery rum bottles

Distillery receives 'Best in Class' award

A Kentwood distillery is gaining major recognition. Read More

Gill Industries Plainfield

Auto supplier laying off 59 workers

A local automotive seating supplier is laying off 59 employees as part of a previously announced operational consolidation plan. Read More

Kayak Launch

Kayak maker closing plant

A West Michigan kayak manufacturer is closing a third facility in the region and laying off 42 workers. Read More

Bell's Brewery

Bell's Brewery publishes 2020 release calendar

A regional brewery has special releases lined up for 2020. Read More