Gov. Whitmer: Salons open June 15; northern Michigan restarts sooner

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that hair salons and other personal-care businesses can reopen across Michigan on June 15, while those businesses and places like gyms and movie theaters that were shut down to curb the spread of the new coronavirus can restart in northern Michigan next week.

GRPS opening seven meal sites (update)

All four Grand Rapids Public Schools' grab and go meal sites will continue until June 30. 

Webpage offers approved plans for reopening trial courts

The Michigan Supreme Court launched a new webpage that explains reopening plans for the state’s trial courts.

Cheez-It inks title sponsorship with Florida Citrus Sports

A snack brand is moving its title sponsorship from a sports organization in Phoenix to one in Orlando, Florida.

Mission Design and Automation appoints CEO

A West Michigan intelligent systems integration company hired a new leader.

Wyoming expands outdoor restaurant seating

The city of Wyoming issued guidance that temporarily allows local restaurants to expand outdoor seating arrangements.

RedWater Restaurant Group reopening all eight locations

A local company with eating establishments at several area country clubs is reopening its full portfolio of restaurants next week.

Companies partner to manufacture and donate respirators

Whirlpool, Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products teamed up on a joint project to provide much-needed respirators for health care workers fighting COVID-19.

Gilmore Collection reopens Rose’s Express

A Gaslight Village takeout joint reopened after a yearlong hiatus.

LOGICDATA names new North America president

An Austrian furniture components supplier recently chose a new president for its North American headquarters based in Kentwood.








Pfizer dosing first US participants in COVID-19 vaccine test

A drug maker in the region, in partnership with an immunotherapy company, dosed the first U.S. patients in a clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine.

CWD Real Estate sees silver lining in aftermath of violent protests

Sam Cummings, managing partner with CWD, said he was “mad as hell” Saturday night and Sunday morning, but witnessing the community outreach and cleanup afterward restored his faith in West Michigan.

Entrepreneurs create ear-saving inventions

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Wearing a face mask all day can be a pain in the ears.

Business Journal revamps website

Welcome to the new grbj.com! The Business Journal unveils a new website that we hope is more reader- and advertiser-friendly.