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Spirits maker wins statewide Distillery of the Year title

December 12, 2018
A local distillery has received some love on the state's east side. Read More

Company removes Chinese-made furniture from courthouse

December 12, 2018
| By AP
A company has removed Chinese-made office furniture it delivered to a courthouse in the region after a six-month legal battle with officials who wanted American-made products. Read More

Amway names chief R&D officer

December 11, 2018
Amway has tapped a former food industry executive to lead the company’s research and development functions. Read More

Founders releases availability calendar

December 11, 2018
Founders Brewing Co. has released its 2019 availability calendar, confirming changes and additions to the brewery’s lineup, including the return of a couple of fan favorites. Read More

Spirits maker and coffee company partner on liqueur

December 10, 2018
A local distillery and coffee roaster have teamed up to produce an Italian liqueur. Read More

Consumers spotlights renewable energy

Company plans to break ground on Grand Rapids ‘headquarters’ early 2019.

December 7, 2018
Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe made an appearance at the Grand Rapids Econ Club last week to showcase the company’s recent work in the renewable energy sector and also to show off the capabilities of renewable energy through Circuit West. Read More

Photon farms do not qualify for land preservation tax credit

State officials say solar panels block usable farmland.

Farming and land preservation tax breaks for solar energy don’t mix, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Read More

Brewery releasing hard seltzer

December 7, 2018
A brewery in the area is rolling out its first hard seltzer. Read More

Food maker creates three new snack lines

December 7, 2018
A food maker will soon roll out three new snack lines under several existing brands. Read More

Brewery facing foreclosure

December 6, 2018
A brewery in the region is looking at a foreclosure after failing to pay on its mortgage. Read More