Grand Rapids Business Journal
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March 18, 2019
Since 1983, Grand Rapids Business Journal has been West Michigan's primary and most trusted source of local business news. The weekly print edition of the Business Journal, a must-read for the area’s top decision-makers, is known as the business newspaper of metro Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and all of West Michigan.
March 18, 2019
Lakeshore Game Night takes page from movie rental and pizza delivery services.
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
North Carolina-based solar panel company expanded to West Michigan last summer.
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
$15K endowment will allow students to attend national events.
Advertising and public relations students at Grand Valley State University soon will be able to utilize a recent donation. Read More
Chairperson of ACRE AgTech uses investment knowledge to guide agricultural entrepreneurs.
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
West Michigan Express would connect Holland to Grand Rapids along Chicago Drive Corridor.
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
SBAM, others call Gov. Whitmer’s proposed expansion of the corporate income tax a ‘step backward.’
(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
In first full year since enactment of state’s energy laws, commission has expanded programs to reduce energy waste.
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
March 1 deadline extended to April 15 to help those follow new tax reform.
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
It’s early days in 2019 and, as a partner of your dental practice, perhaps you are considering selling your practice. Read More
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
A new report says the NCAA March Madness tournament could cost employers $13.3 billion this year in lost productivity. Read More