Grand Rapids Business Journal

GRBJ 10-15-18

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October 15, 2018

Volume: 36
Edition: 42
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.

October 15, 2018

Farmers express hope over milk pact

The agreement, which has yet to be signed, would open export avenues to Canada.

October 12, 2018
A new trade agreement between the U.S. and Canada might benefit dairy farmers in Michigan. Read More

Innovation always at the forefront for R&A

Beer distribution software has landed company 110 distributors doing $10 billion in beverage sales last year.

October 12, 2018
Rutherford and Associates is making waves in the beer distribution network. Read More

Metered parking pops up in Wealthy, Cherry corridors

Mobile GR Director Josh Naramore cites increased business activity as reason for change.

October 12, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids last week introduced hundreds of metered parking stations to Wealthy and Cherry streets, where previously, street parking was free. Read More

Homegrown program seeks to develop young talent

School district, chamber pairing elementary students with manufacturers to solve business problems.

October 12, 2018
Leaders on the lakeshore say first grade is not too young to learn career skills. Read More

Inside Track: Competition breeds excellence for Hahn

New Metro Health – University of Michigan Health president and CEO believes patients benefit with better collaboration between health systems.

October 12, 2018
Peter Hahn said he has always known he wanted to be a doctor. Read More

City OKs $64M plan for housing

Three scheduled projects plan to add 151 residential units.

October 12, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids has approved almost $64 million worth of affordable housing developments. Read More

Kent DPW approves $500M trash reuse project

Sustainable business park will be located on 250 acres of land adjacent to the South Kent Landfill.

October 12, 2018
Kent County has taken another step toward reducing solid waste by 90 percent by 2020. Read More

Economist: Recession likely late next year

However, GVSU’s Paul Isely says this recession shouldn’t be as bad as 2008’s.

October 12, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The next recession is on its way. Read More

WMU partners to offer cybersecurity training

University’s professors will work in tandem with nonprofit Merit Network.

October 12, 2018
Cybersecurity attacks have evolved and multiplied over the years. Read More

GR officials test voting equipment

New encrypted cellular modem will transmit results to city, county and state.

October 12, 2018
As November draws near, election officials in the city of Grand Rapids are in the process of testing its voting equipment to ensure the accuracy and the security of the 2018 midterms. Read More

Michigan races toward vehicle electrification

Five meetings over the past year informed industry leaders of economic opportunities, benefits.

October 12, 2018
More than 70 Michigan organizations convened over the past year to compile recommendations to help get Michigan first to the finish line in the race for vehicle electrification. Read More

Data show more education equates to higher wages

October 12, 2018
Michigan’s and metro Grand Rapids’ biggest economic challenge is not enough good-paying jobs. Read More

New international bridge helps ensure strong West Michigan

October 12, 2018
Grand Rapids is geographically divided east and west by the Grand River. Read More

Keep your cool: Anger is a choice in life, business

October 12, 2018
Anger is bad for your health. It is also bad for business. Read More

Change Ups: Newton receives CPOY Award

October 12, 2018
Joel Newton, detail manager at Windemuller, was named the 2018 Craft Professional of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan. Read More

Public Record

October 12, 2018
Oct. 12 — Mortgages Read More

Street Talk: Giants among them

Career prep.

October 12, 2018
Three local businesses were named “Small Giants” by Forbes magazine and will open their businesses for public tours during the next few weeks. Read More