Grand Rapids Business Journal
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July 15, 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.
July 15, 2019
Turned away by traditional banks, Dominican salon secures expansion loan through private capital fund.
A salon that has been quietly operating on a busy corridor in Grand Rapids for 15 years will get its long-awaited expansion thanks to a local racial equity lending firm. Read More
City of Grand Rapids and Huntington Bank are each giving $10K to SAFE Task Force pitch winner.
The city of Grand Rapids and Huntington Bank are partnering on a workforce development initiative as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to reduce violence in neighborhoods. Read More
BizStream boot camp exposes visitors to the world of coding and web development.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A local company is providing young people with an opportunity to learn about the technology industry. Read More
Kitchens rises from poverty and dyslexia to carve out a career creating jobs.
When Ron Kitchens was elected alderman in his hometown at age 21, he had never heard the term “economic development.” But he had already decided the greatest force for change in this world is a job. Read More
Information will help municipalities decide whether they want to allow adult-use businesses.
A Michigan agency is giving municipalities some time to weigh their options when it comes to allowing companies to plant marijuana in their communities for recreational use. Read More
Program has arranged for dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction and scholarships.
It’s been more than five months since Lisa Weller woke up with a new set of teeth. Read More
The SECURE Act passed the House in May and awaits a vote in the Senate.
Following the demise of pensions for the majority of Americans, retirement planning is an activity many feel unprepared to handle. A bill circulating in Congress could ease that burden if it becomes law. Read More
Wendy Ogilvie, director of environmental programs for Grand Valley Metro Council since 2013, recently received West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum’s 2019 President’s Award. Read More