Trends, products and advances


Huntington extends digital banking experience

The Hub connects customers’ bank accounts to five tools designed to help them spend responsibly.

January 18, 2019
Long gone are the days of paper bill calendars and check registers for most people. In their place, more banks are debuting cutting-edge digital options. Read More

CertifID hits big milestone in first year

Real estate security platform has protected over $1.2B from wire fraud.

January 18, 2019
CertifID, a real-time identity platform for real estate security, has hit an important milestone since being on the market for about a year. Read More

Manufacturer supplying dimmable windows to Boeing for new jet

January 18, 2019
A manufacturer in the area will supply dimmable windows for a Boeing passenger airplane that’s under development. Read More

Tech company expands into new facility

January 17, 2019
A local tech company is showing off its new 73,000-square-foot home. Read More

Email problems hamper county operations

January 15, 2019
| By AP
Officials said problems with an email system used by a county in the region are hampering government operations. Read More

Holland Hospital sees record-setting joint surgeries

Technology offers less invasive procedure, quicker recovery time for patients.

January 11, 2019
Dr. Derick Johnson personally performed 450 joint replacement surgeries last year for Holland Hospital. Read More

Two-year legal battle ends for shuttered IT company

Muskegon County ordered to pay $228K in damages after peremptory ending of contract.

January 11, 2019
After a two-year legal battle, a Lansing circuit court judge cleared the name of Ryan Leestma and his IT consulting business, Information Systems Intelligence LLC, finding Muskegon County liable for breaching its contractual obligations. Read More

Grand Rapids is the 51st 'best metro' for STEM pros

January 8, 2019
Grand Rapids has been ranked the 51st “best metro” for professionals in STEM occupations. Read More

Drone firm glides into new space

Military veteran’s security company now working with public, private clients.

January 4, 2019
While Battle Creek is mapping out a strategy to draw manufacturers of large military drones, one of the smaller players in West Michigan’s drone space is outlining the finer details and drawing on both military and civilian expertise. Read More

Online tool helps employees fulfill healthy living

The McCahill Group’s SparkJoy Wellness platform can be used by employers with fewer than five workers.

January 4, 2019
A new year often brings with it new health and fitness resolutions. But those fall by the wayside for many people within a few months — or weeks. Read More