GRCC to host virtual commencement

Instead of a traditional ceremony, Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting a live virtual commencement next month.

Local attorney to head Grand Rapids Symphony board

A partner at Varnum LLP was named chair of a local musical organization.

New Holland Brewing releases foeder-aged ale

New Holland Brewing Company unveiled the next member of the Dragon's Milk family, Dragon’s Milk Solera, a foeder-aged ale brewed to emphasizes the passage of time.

Michigan schools expect teacher absences to increase

DETROIT — Michigan schools already face a lack of substitute teachers, but officials expect a greater need for them amid the pandemic.

Rehab center opens in Hudsonville

Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy recently opened a new Pelvic Rehabilitation Center in Hudsonville.

West Michigan produces 15 of state’s 50 Companies to Watch

Fifteen organizations from the region rate among this year’s 50 Companies to Watch in Michigan.

Ashley HomeStore expands in West Michigan

Ashley HomeStore recently opened a new store in Kalamazoo.

Spectrum Health names new northwest region leader

Spectrum Health announced Drew Dostal as the new market leader for the system’s northwest region covering Newaygo, Mason, Oceana and Muskegon counties.

Davenport University to help pre-K-12 teachers with online learning

Davenport University is offering Michigan pre-K-12 teachers a free virtual workshop based on its graduate-level course from the College of Urban Education.

Title agency hires chief legal officer

Transnation Title Agency announced the hiring of its first chief legal officer, Lavinia Biasell, an experienced real estate title attorney and title insurance underwriter.







First ‘social zones’ now open in downtown Grand Rapids

Visitors to downtown will notice four new outdoor “social zones” that were installed in public spaces over the weekend to give restaurants and retailers more room to serve customers in the era of social distancing.

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.

Grand Rapids announces changes to policing

Grand Rapids city officials announced a series of operational changes to improve policing in Grand Rapids.

Business Journal revamps website

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