West Michigan’s economy is a team sport

As talk of a 2023 recession (mild or otherwise) swirls, keep in mind you are not in this alone.

Change-Ups: Bird becomes The Arc’s first full-time executive director

Roger Bird has been hired as The Arc of Allegan County’s first full-time executive director.

2022 Newsmakers: Thomas Cronkright, Lawrence Duthler, Tyler Adams

2022 is a year leadership at CertifID will remember forever. 

2022 Newsmaker: Alex Taylor

After working an infinite number of hours per week to make his dream a reality, Alex Taylor is reaping the benefits.

2022 Newsmaker: Tory Richardson

Gerald R. Ford International Airport was the launching pad for five tech startup companies through the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship (FLITE) in 2022.

2022 Newsmaker: Mark White

An automotive supplier along the lakeshore made news in 2022 for its sustainable applications.

2022 Newsmaker: Erik Petrovskis

Throughout the past year, Meijer continued to make headlines for its progress toward its sustainability objectives.

2022 Newsmaker: Bev Thiel

In 2022, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County completed its first all-electric, zero-emissions home.

2022 Newsmaker: Mitch Dennison

Rapid Control Service Inc. in Wyoming made the news last year for its latest robotic innovation.

2022 Newsmaker: Attah Obande

To boost representation of people of color in Grand Rapids businesses, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce launched a new initiative in 2022.

2022 Newsmaker: James Mikrut

Although it was founded in 2018, 2022 was a key year for tech startup Payload CMS.

Backlog fuels success in construction industry

Despite inflation, a hike in interest rates and swirling rumors of a recession, local construction experts foresee continued growth in the industry.







Trinity Health examines in-hospital virtual care model

In an effort to find creative ways to tackle talent shortages in the health care field, Trinity Health leaders are preparing to roll out virtual nursing capabilities at its hospitals statewide in which patients would be interacting with on-screen nurses.

Kum & Go to open first Michigan store in Grand Rapids

A well-known gas station and convenience store brand is making inroads in West Michigan.

West Michigan hospitals make top 1% in US

Healthgrades this week released its 2023 top hospitals in 18 specialty areas, and several West Michigan hospitals made the list.

Heart procedures move out of Michigan hospitals — for health systems that can eat the cost

On Jan. 6, the first heart catheterization procedure was performed outside of a hospital in Michigan.