Trademark rule changes could provide more opportunities for owners

Trademark owners will have to adhere to some new rules and procedures later this year, courtesy of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA.)

East Lansing company delivers service to Grand Rapids property owners

A Lansing-based internet service provider with nearly two decades of experience is making it presence felt in West Michigan.

Rockford gobbles up slices of old-school pizza pub

After being live for about a week, Rockford Brewing Company’s Kickstarter campaign to engage the community with its restoration of the historic 1866 building is now complete.

Office guide highlights costs, benefits of remote work models

As the COVID-19 vaccine sees further widespread adoption, companies are actively rolling out return-to-office plans.

Economic developers to foster supplier diversity

Large organizations often source products through one big supplier contract rather than several smaller ones, but an event being held this month will encourage buyers to give a chance to smaller, diverse-owned West Michigan businesses.

Organizations work to convert interns to employees

West Michigan organizations are working to make sure summer interns learn about the region’s diverse cultural, lifestyle and job opportunities in hopes they’ll have a great experience and put down roots.

Entrepreneur copes with loss by helping others

A West Michigan woman is turning her family tragedy into joy by doing something she loves.

Report paints sobering picture of US economy

There is a new must-read report from McKinsey entitled “Unequal America: Ten insights on the state of economic opportunity.” The findings come from an online survey conducted by Ipsos of 25,000 Americans in the spring of 2021.

Inside Track: Attorney turns medical problem into career

Joe Rivet inadvertently catapulted himself into the health care industry as a teenager and has made a career out of it ever since, recently becoming the founder and principal attorney for Rivet Health Care Law PLC, and an arbitrator for the American Health Law Association.

Your 7-step plan for creating chaos in your family business

Most business owners know that proper succession planning can help keep their business running strong into the next generation.








Autocam Medical building new $60M headquarters in Kentwood

A global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices is investing $60 million through 2024 to build a new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Kentwood.

Beauty in the eye of the beer-holder

City Built Brewing Co. came out like a lion in March when USA Today published its 10Best Readers Choice Awards for 2021.

Ferris Coffee shutters two Grand Rapids cafés

Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. announced it is closing its two Grand Rapids café locations, citing a tough year under COVID-19 and the related government shutdowns.

Facility designs bearings for Mars Rover

A global company many years ago began designing in Muskegon special application bearings for missions in space, and its work can be found today on the Perseverance Mars Rover that’s currently collecting samples on the red planet.