Real estate titan Stan Wisinski dies at 80

Grand Rapids real estate icon Stanley Wisinski III died at the age of 80 on Nov. 5.

Company seizes upon pandemic to tout children’s app

Whether it be in-person, virtual or through hybrid learning, students constantly have had to adapt to the disruption of their learning environment.

Recruiting firm gets creative during COVID-19

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop, it was the labor shortage for the manufacturing sector.

Employers may scale back raises in 2021

A new survey has found the shadow of COVID-19 is causing many U.S. organizations to reevaluate their salary increase plans for 2021.

Nonprofit converts historic seminary into senior living space

After nearly a year of development, Samaritas has opened the Senior Affordable Living Community and West Michigan Child and Family Campus, located on the former grounds of the historic St. Joseph Seminary in Grand Rapids.

Woodworker turns hobby into business after job loss

After losing his job due to the pandemic, Kristian Woods decided it was time to turn his longtime passion into a serious business.

Social platform connects investors, food startups

A new social media platform based in West Michigan is not for entertainment, but for building a network that could lead to early-stage investments.

Report shows resilient economy

Economic conditions showed “definite signs of improvement” during the third quarter of 2020, the first gain during a year dominated by impacts of the pandemic, according to a new report.

Tips to help you avoid ID theft after loved one’s death

The first few weeks following the death of a spouse, parent or other loved one are very difficult.








First Black-owned Michigan brewery launches inaugural IPA

Black Calder Brewing Company, Michigan’s first Black-owned brewery, will celebrate its launch with the release of Black IPA on “The Blackest Friday,” scheduled for Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

Partners shoulder cost of removing barrier to 201 Market redevelopment

The city of Grand Rapids is entering a partnership with other local entities to remove a critical barrier to future redevelopment of the Market Avenue corridor.

MEDC brings West Michigan projects closer to ‘shovel ready’

A pair of industrial sites in West Michigan — including the future Kent County Department of Public Works sustainable business park — have been awarded a total of $150,000 in site readiness grants from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Perrigo moving its North American HQ downtown

Perrigo is investing $44.7 million to move its North American corporate headquarters to Medical Mile in downtown Grand Rapids in a move that will create 170 jobs.