Trends, products and advances


Tech company launches giveback program

December 6, 2019
A local tech firm is working to bridge the “digital divide” for students in underserved communities. Read More

E-commerce company buys grocery delivery service

December 4, 2019
A West Coast e-commerce company has acquired a local grocery delivery service. Read More

Tech company sold to private equity firm

December 2, 2019
An out-of-state private equity firm has acquired a local technology company. Read More

4 to-do items for more successful Facebook campaigns

November 30, 2019
Facebook has done a great job empowering marketers and small business owners with the ability to set up and launch new Facebook and Instagram ads. But getting those campaigns to deliver the performance results you need is another story entirely. Read More

Tech essentials to help your business grow

November 30, 2019
For any business, embracing innovation and adopting new technology can make the difference between thriving and barely surviving. Yet, it can be challenging for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business owners — in particular, those who are focused on their day-to-day operations, to stay ahead of the rapidly changing technology curve. Read More

Grant fuels research for PFAS project

Project’s goal is to develop a technology that destroys PFAS chemicals in wastewater.

November 29, 2019
The city of Grand Rapids received a $50,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to continue its work in addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in wastewater. Read More

IT firm hires VP

November 29, 2019
An IT service provider has a new vice president of strategic initiatives. Read More

College wins $2.1M federal grant for advising system

November 26, 2019
A local college has received a $2.1 million federal grant to create a more personalized and effective student advising system. Read More

'Uber for lawn care' lands $10.5M to expand in GR

Five-year-old LawnStarter app connects homeowners with vetted yardwork professionals.

November 22, 2019
An app and web platform that provides an easy way to order, manage and pay for lawn care is about to grow its capabilities in Grand Rapids. Read More

Doctors develop online ADHD diagnosis tool

Assessment test can be completed online for $149 with no referral necessary.

November 22, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A local company has developed a tool to formally diagnose ADHD patients online. Read More