Some Michigan counties pause jury trials amid COVID surge

GRAND HAVEN — Jury trials have been paused in some West Michigan counties due to a surge in coronavirus cases, court officials said Monday.

Strain Electric sells to Power VAC

With the support of two private equity firms, a hydro excavation service provider in Novi recently acquired an electrical utility contractor in Wyoming.

Hispanic chamber promotes manager to director of programs and strategy

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (WMHCC) promoted its program manager to director of programs and strategy.

Newsweek selects local hospitals for best maternity care

Six Michigan hospitals, including three in West Michigan, recently were listed among the Best Maternity Care Hospitals by Newsweek. 

Mitten Pizza Co. Rockford opening doors

The founders of The Mitten Brewing Company are opening an artisan pizza place in the Rockford area this week.

Offline by Aerie opens at Woodland Mall

A new women’s activewear brand opened its first Michigan store at Woodland Mall.

Grand Rapids names new deputy city manager

City Manager Mark Washington earlier this month named Kate Berens as deputy city manager. She will begin her new role Wednesday, March 9.

Michigan auditors report 2,400 more long-term care deaths

LANSING — Michigan auditors found nearly 2,400 additional COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities over an 18-month period, at places that report coronavirus deaths to the state and homes that do not.

KCHD providing free radon testing

The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is providing free radon test kits for National Radon Action Month. 

Haviland hires VP of finance

A chemicals manufacturer recently hired a new vice president of finance.

Fluresh holds charity drive

A Grand Rapids-based cannabis company held a successful holiday charity drive as part of a December sales event that benefited two local nonprofits.









HealthBar introduces COVID immunity test for employees

A local provider of drive-thru and concierge health care is offering a new monitoring service for employees looking to prove natural COVID-19 immunity to their employers. 

DABSJ reaches $10M fundraising goal for new facility

D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s (DABSJ) reached its fundraising goal of $10 million to build a multipurpose facility, bringing children and family services under one roof.

Harmony Brewing adding offsite sales, developing wine and spirits

Harmony Brewing Company changed its licensing from brewpub to microbrewery to begin offsite sales and to launch production of wine and spirits in addition to beer.

ArtPrize returns to yearly format

ArtPrize will return in fall 2022.