Grace period extended for Michigan license, plate renewals

LANSING — Michigan drivers whose license or registration expires between April and week’s end will have 120 additional days to renew it without being assessed late fees under new laws that also prohibit such fees broadly unless the secretary of state resumes letting people conduct same-day service at a branch without an appointment.

In The Image celebrates 25th year of S.H.O.E.S. program with giveaway

A local nonprofit is marking 25 years of operating its S.H.O.E.S. program by giving away free back-to-school shoes for elementary students.

Kentwood to celebrate National Night Out with 15-plus community gatherings

The city of Kentwood will be bustling with block parties, neighborhood events and other activities Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Farmers to celebrate National Farmers Market Week

Farmers markets across Michigan will be celebrating National Farmers Market Week Aug. 1-7. 

DeLong announces retirement from city of Grand Rapids

After 42 years in public service, Grand Rapids Deputy City Manager Eric DeLong announced his plans for retirement in early 2022.Over the past 26 years, DeLong was a major player in a variety of...

Dematic names SVP of project execution, Americas

A global maker of automation systems hired a new senior vice president who will be based in Grand Rapids.

Herman Miller and Knoll move forward with new name

Following Herman Miller’s acquisition of Knoll, the combined company is moving forward as MillerKnoll.

Two more health systems mandate employee virus vaccinations

LANSING — Two of Michigan’s largest health systems will require all employees and physicians at their hospitals and other facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ferris State finds cost-effective way to conduct COVID tests

Students and faculty from Ferris State University's College of Pharmacy and  College of Health Professions conducted a COVID-19 testing study for the journal, Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy. 

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum selects President’s Award recipient

The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum (WMSBF) selected a longtime member and contributor to receive its 2021 President’s Award.

Tech company wins MCBS recognition

Grand Rapids software design and development consultancy Atomic Object received the “Michigan 50 Distinguished Alumni Award – Strategically Focused” honor from Michigan Celebrates Small Business.









Hospitality group opening Brick and Brine restaurant in Kalamazoo

A restaurant that serves new American fare will open on the ground floor of a hotel in downtown Kalamazoo this fall.

SpartanNash opening micro-fulfillment center

SpartanNash is set to open a 55,000-square-foot center to fulfill Fast Lane orders for customers of 24 West Michigan grocery stores.

Report: Beer is booming in Michigan

Michigan’s beer industry is a nearly $10 billion business, according to a recent report.

Local drag artist plans Grand Rapids’ first dry nightclub

Grand Rapids artist and drag performer Bux Dhyne (they/them) is embarking on a new creative venture: opening the city’s first LGBTQ dry bar and nightclub.