Small Business & Startups

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Ally driving toward $100M dream

Owners learn from mistakes of previous employer to create and grow their own logistics company.

September 21, 2018
Dan Manshaem and Jeff Chidester had a vision early on to build a $100-million company from scratch. Read More

Firm building 56-unit apartment complex

September 21, 2018
Work is about to begin on a new townhome-style apartment complex in Grand Rapids. Read More

Private equity firm acquires majority stake in A/V company

September 21, 2018
A local private equity firm has acquired a majority stake in an out-of-state maker of audiovisual hardware and software. Read More

Orion dips into Florida market

GR-based construction outfit uses personal relationships to forge marina deal in Sunshine State.

September 14, 2018
Orion Construction entered into new territory with its first project in the state of Florida. Read More

Law firm hires attorney

September 14, 2018
A law firm in town has added a new attorney to its team. Read More

State extends deadline for medical marijuana businesses

September 12, 2018
LANSING — Michigan regulators have again extended the deadline for medical marijuana businesses to be licensed, allowing 108 facilities to continue operating, while warning that 98 others will be issued cease-and-desist letters if they do not close. Read More

Long-time retailer vacating downtown

September 11, 2018
A long-standing retailer in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids is tightening its operations. Read More

Cost-recovery company acquires firm

September 10, 2018
A local cost-recovery company for the health care industry has acquired an out-of-state firm. Read More

Accounting firm elects shareholder

September 10, 2018
A local accounting firm has elected a long-time employee to the position of shareholder. Read More

Mosby’s pops onto Meijer shelves

Local popcorn company offers more than 120 flavors.

September 7, 2018
A local product has made its way onto the shelf of the newly opened Bridge Street Market in Grand Rapids. Read More