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An in-depth look at specific West Michigan industries.

Inside Track

Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.

Street Talk

A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.

Public Record

A listing of mortgages, bankruptcies, assumed names, partnerships and circuit court cases.


Commentary on the news that's shaping West Michigan.


Community response to what's happening locally.

Guest Column

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Area Economy

A look at local, regional, national and international trends.

Matters Column

A weekly column on matters concerning legal, money, small business, family business and people issues.

Sales Moves

Jeffrey Gitomer comments on sales successes -- and disasters.

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Submit announcements concerning personnel changes, new businesses, changes of address, etc. to bjchangeups at grbj dot com.

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Marketing, PR & Advertising

A blog that offers insights into the strategies and tactics employed by professionals to spread messages via the mediums of our time.


A blog that explores our community's diversity — and highlights the people, ideas and events that help bring us all together.


A blog that shines a light on the innovations shaping our everyday lives — and a platform for thoughtful futurists.

The Social Buzz

A blog by GRBJ staff that's a casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town — both online and offline.

Banking & Finance

A blog that discusses the data and trends that affect the fiscal health of our communities, the nation and the world.

Health Care

A blog that examines the moves of the many players that make up one of the region's largest employers and economic engines: hospitals, universities, clinics, practices and nonprofits.


A blog that discusses local projects by private and public players –– and what drives the industry: urbanism, economic development, design, LEED, sustainability, historic preservation, workforce training and regulation.

Real Estate

A blog that examines the significance of place and what defines a location –– and the industry: markets, micro markets, urbanism, neighborhoods, residential, commercial, mixed use, economic development, design, history and sustainability.

Small Business & Startups

A blog that discusses the everyday realities of growing a business — including entrepreneurship, raising capital, product development, distribution, marketing, finance, HR, management and market strategy.


A blog that breaks down the local, state and federal laws of our land.