Bronson leader joins Cascade Engineering’s board of directors

The president and CEO of Bronson Healthcare is joining the board of a local plastic injection molding company.

Vaccine shortage slows Michigan’s effort to end pandemic

LANSING — If Michigan could administer 50,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses a day, it could hit its goal of inoculating 70% of people age 16 and older by August.

MCC president named health system board chair

Muskegon Community College President Dale K. Nesbary began serving his two-year term as chair of the Trinity Health Michigan board of directors Jan. 1.

Detroit cannabis company opens two recreational stores in Grand Rapids

Detroit-based 3Fifteen Cannabis announced it has integrated recreational cannabis sales at both of its Grand Rapids locations: 2900 S. Division Ave. and 3423 Plainfield Ave. NE.

Progressive AE adds municipal practice leader

Progressive AE announced the hiring of industry expert Tim Bradshaw, PE, as municipal practice leader.

DeVos Place hosts COVID-19 vaccine site

Kent County, Spectrum Health, Mercy Health and Vaccinate West Michigan have come together to create a COVID-19 vaccination clinic that will allow large numbers of people to be vaccinated at one central location.

Spectrum Health appoints SVP of quality, safety and patient experience

Spectrum Health West Michigan hired Dr. James Moses, M.D., MPH, as senior vice president of quality, safety and patient experience. He will begin his new role in April.

Charter Growth Capital Fund invests in Premier Engineered Products

A locally based private equity fund invested in its fifth portfolio company.

Newsmakers overcome a tough year

The Newsmaker of the Year winners in 16 industry categories overcame significant odds in 2020 and many of their challenges stemmed from the coronavirus.








Restaurateur opening Chicago-style pizzeria in Grand Rapids

The founder of HopCat and Max’s South Seas Hideaway is opening a deep-dish pizza restaurant this week in downtown Grand Rapids.

Fifty-year-old Apartment Lounge launches GoFundMe to come back in spring

Michigan’s oldest operating LGBTQ bar is in danger of closing for good because of COVID-19.

Stella’s opens cloud kitchen in Holland

Grand Rapids-based Stella’s Lounge teamed up with HopCat Holland earlier this month to open Stella’s Cloud Kitchen.

Coalition to provide emergency shelter for Heartside residents

As West Michigan prepares for winter, a coalition of community, nonprofit and business leaders is joining forces to provide safe emergency shelter for residents of the Heartside neighborhood who are experiencing homelessness.