GR contractor works to save shoreline

The Business Journal last year reported Lake Michigan is king of lakeside real estate locations, worth over $1.3 billion in properties as of summer 2019, but rising water levels and continued erosion of the shoreline could threaten its reign.

Restaurant defies norm and opens amid COVID

While some restaurants have been forced to permanently close their doors because of COVID-19, Parkland Properties of Michigan opened its new restaurant in downtown Muskegon called Walker’s — An American Brasserie, which is named in honor of Louis Carlisle Walker, philanthropist and co-founder of the Shaw-Walker Furniture Company, now The Watermark Center in Muskegon.

Street Talk: Business as usual

Michigan captured eight of the top 10 spots on Business Facilities’ 16th annual Rankings Report for 2020, including once again taking the No. 1 ranking for in the Automotive Manufacturing Strength category.

Change-Ups: Acosta joins Independent Bank as digital marketing manager

Frank Acosta Jr. is Independent Bank’s new digital marketing manager. He will focus on management of the bank’s website and social media platforms, as well as search engine optimization and search engine marketing.

Startup brings technology to COVID fight

A startup company in Grand Rapids is bringing science and technology together to help businesses and organizations fight against COVID-19.

Inside Track: Price wants leaders to get clear about vision

Born and raised in Lansing, Rodger Price said West Michigan is geographically close by, but culturally it’s worlds apart. As a leadership coach and former engineer, he believes it is fertile ground to be a hotbed for leadership development.

Well Design Studio outgrows Fulton location in just months

Community-focused design firm Well Design Studio continues to push itself.

Report: Nonprofits secured 3.7% of loans under the PPP

A new report from the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University shows about 40% of nonprofits eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) received them.

This is the year for Roth conversions

With extraordinary government spending and the lowest tax rates we have seen in a generation, now may be the time to consider converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA.

Hope College connects with city

Hope College is looking to pay it forward.The college has launched the No Place Like Home initiative to help faculty and students in the arts and humanities build relationships with local nonprofit organizations and community leaders who work for the state or local government and public education in Holland.







First ‘social zones’ now open in downtown Grand Rapids

Visitors to downtown will notice four new outdoor “social zones” that were installed in public spaces over the weekend to give restaurants and retailers more room to serve customers in the era of social distancing.

Lakeshore distillery releases first product

Muskegon-based craft distillery Wonderland Distilling Company is launching its first Blend of Straight Whiskeys for sale this month.

Grand Rapids announces changes to policing

Grand Rapids city officials announced a series of operational changes to improve policing in Grand Rapids.

SBA and Treasury release detailed PPP loan data

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Treasury Department this week released the names of Paycheck Protection Program loan recipient businesses that received $150,000 or more.