Sleeping Giant Capital closes $10M funding round

A West Michigan investment firm has closed a $10 million funding round as it seeks to expand services to women professionals looking to acquire and grow businesses.
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Michigan DNR: Bird flu confirmed in 3 baby red foxes

LANSING — Avian influenza has been confirmed in three baby red foxes in separate southeastern Michigan counties.

BAMF Health collaborates with GE Healthcare for training

A precision medicine company is partnering with a Fortune 500 health care subsidiary for specialized training.

Bridge replacement to impact I-196 travel

A bridge replacement project this fall will impact travel along I-196 in Grand Rapids.

Retirement community to open doors

A Grand Rapids senior community is adding more apartments this spring. 

Founders takes home nine ‘Crushie’ awards

Founders Brewing Co. recently took home a slew of awards for its craft beer marketing efforts.

Middle college program earns national recognition

A local community college recently earned national accreditation for its middle college program and was one of the first in the U.S. to be recognized for using its own faculty.

Small businesses lament inflation

Small business owners across the country and locally are reporting inflationary pressures are hurting their bottom line and making it harder to survive, according to a recent survey.

Demand for mental health care skyrockets

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for mental health care in West Michigan has increased in recent years.

Village of Sparta incubates micro businesses

Innovative minds in Sparta came up with a plan to reactivate the downtown shopping district and help startups, and it is paying dividends in its third year of operations.

Huntington CEO surveys ‘enormous change’ of past year

The CEO of Huntington Bank said he is more bullish than ever on the economy and the bank’s future in Grand Rapids following the acquisition of TCF Bank last year.

Davenport, GRPS focus on teacher shortage

A new partnership between Davenport University and Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is anticipated to provide a solution to Michigan’s teacher shortage.

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HealthBar introduces COVID immunity test for employees

A local provider of drive-thru and concierge health care is offering a new monitoring service for employees looking to prove natural COVID-19 immunity to their employers. 

DABSJ reaches $10M fundraising goal for new facility

D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s (DABSJ) reached its fundraising goal of $10 million to build a multipurpose facility, bringing children and family services under one roof.

Harmony Brewing adding offsite sales, developing wine and spirits

Harmony Brewing Company changed its licensing from brewpub to microbrewery to begin offsite sales and to launch production of wine and spirits in addition to beer.

ArtPrize returns to yearly format

ArtPrize will return in fall 2022.