Trends, products and advances


City of Battle Creek flies into drone market

MEDC grant will allow area to expand military infrastructure.

October 19, 2018
Battle Creek has its sights set on the drone business with a recent Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant. Read More

Experts eye benefits of clean fuels

The Rapid is among many organizations using or working toward alternative fuel technologies.

October 19, 2018
Alternative fuel experts from across Michigan joined Clean Fuels Michigan for a clean mobility expo last week at The Rapid’s new compressed natural gas fueling station, to demonstrate how alternative fuel technologies currently are being utilized. Read More

Inside Track: Rutherford finds his niche

Despite not being technically savvy, Rutherford and Associates president sets himself apart with business expertise.

October 19, 2018
When Michael Rutherford founded Rutherford and Associates in 1986, his brother, Paul, was in high school, but being a business insider in a room full of tech gurus set the younger Rutherford apart and propelled him into his current role as president of the growing tech company. Read More

Partners hosting Cyber Security Conference downtown

October 15, 2018
A group of partners are producing the Michigan Cyber Security Conference downtown this week. Read More

Innovation always at the forefront for R&A

Beer distribution software has landed company 110 distributors doing $10 billion in beverage sales last year.

October 12, 2018
Rutherford and Associates is making waves in the beer distribution network. Read More

GR officials test voting equipment

New encrypted cellular modem will transmit results to city, county and state.

October 12, 2018
As November draws near, election officials in the city of Grand Rapids are in the process of testing its voting equipment to ensure the accuracy and the security of the 2018 midterms. Read More

WMU partners to offer cybersecurity training

University’s professors will work in tandem with nonprofit Merit Network.

October 12, 2018
Cybersecurity attacks have evolved and multiplied over the years. Read More

Local PR firm rebrands as more acquisitions are made

Lambert, Edwards & Associates changes name to Lambert & Co. to distance itself from old acronym.

October 5, 2018
Lambert, Edwards & Associates has undergone a major change. Read More

Blockchain enters agriculture industry for recall purposes

Technology will help retailers find source of E. coli on produce within seconds.

October 5, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The spread of E. coli has forced major retailers to reconsider the way they track their produce. Read More

Right Place ahead of schedule on 3-year goals

Economic development organization has completed 46 projects since 2017.

October 5, 2018
The Right Place is seeing record economic growth that has nearly met many of the organization’s three-year goals for the end of 2019. Read More