Grand Rapids Business Journal
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October 7, 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.
October 7, 2019
Insurance brokerage secures incentives to move HQ downtown as growing number of agencies join fold.
Acrisure was founded just 14 years ago by entrepreneurs Greg Williams and Ricky Norris, who were committed to maintaining a decentralized approach to insurance agency acquisitions. Read More
Innovakote remanufactures surplus powder coating into virgin product for OEMs, diverting waste from landfills.
Although powder coating overspray currently is considered by U.S. regulators to be a safe substance to dispose of, Dwayne Behrens and Brian Spicer calculated 320 million pounds of it are sent to landfills each year, a volume they believe is unacceptable. Read More
DE&I leader at D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s wants all staff, families and children to feel valued — ‘no asterisks.’
Andre Daley said he believes that when D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s employees can bring their full selves to the table at work, they will be better able to help the children and families they serve to feel safe, nurtured and valued. Read More
Holland Home, Clark Retirement among those expanding units to accommodate retiring baby boomers.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Senior community leaders in West Michigan are rushing to meet an increase of new and prospective elder residents, and signs are pointing to a strong home seller’s market. Read More
Rule increases white collar annual salary exemption threshold to $35,568, up from $23,660.
About 1.3 million more American workers will be eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act next year, thanks to the U.S. Department of Labor updating its exemption salary threshold for the first time in 15 years. Read More
MSHDA, MEDC collaborate to aid investors in navigating tax incentives.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently launched a new website to help investors navigate tax incentives tied to “opportunity zones” in the state. Read More
Each school year, students spend up to 1,000 hours in the classroom. Every minute of every one of those hours is crucial, as young people’s minds are developed and prepared to grow up to become the next generation of brilliant thinkers and problem-solvers. Read More
Is your company experiencing a talent shortage? If so, you are not alone. Read More
Wise Men Distillery co-founders Tom Borisch, Jason Post and Zack Van Dyke’s Apple Pie Moonshine, made with tart apples from northern Michigan, captured a silver medal at the 11th annual San Diego Spirits Festival. Read More