Inside Track: Ryzenga is building on lakeshore’s legacy of quality homebuilders

Brittany Ryzenga knows nudging young people to consider a career in the skilled trades doesn’t come by happenstance.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of Deeds1625 DIAMOND PROPERTIES LLC, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Grand Rapids, $1,197,840DEOL PROPERTIES LLC, Eaton Community Bank,...

Street Talk: Follow the pattern

With rent and mortgage costs rising and communities across the state challenged to develop enough housing for their residents, the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Economic Development Corporation have reached back into the past to develop new strategies to help communities add more housing options to their existing neighborhoods.

Inside Track: Tech startup founder provides workforce solutions

Katie Hall is on a mission to make work more efficient.

Street Talk: Small business optimism

Small and mid-size business owners and executives have an optimistic outlook about the near-term future of their businesses as they ride out inflationary pressures, supply chain disruptions and political and geopolitical uncertainties related to the national and local economies, according to the latest PNC semiannual Economic Outlook survey. 

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsKENTWOOD HOTEL & SUITES INC., First National Bank, Wyoming, $9,555,000BRANCH NESTS LLC, Adventure Credit Union, Parcel:...

Inside Track: Gilbert inspires HOAP for young people

In a small office on 28th Street SE, a nonprofit helmed by founder and CEO Lakeshia Gilbert is offering underprivileged Grand Rapids youth fresh HOAP.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsGRAYSTONE LAND DEVELOPMENT CORP., Lake Michigan Credit Union, Parcel: 411801326016, $543,400GRAND RAPIDS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LLC,...

Street Talk: Spring Lake is ready to roll

For its efforts in establishing a more streamlined, predictable development process and overall community development vision, the village of Spring Lake has achieved Redevelopment Ready Communities Essentials designation, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Inside Track: Hofert sees city outside the box

Nicole Hofert does not back away from a challenge.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsOAKWOOD PROPERTIES LLC, Old National Bank, Grand Rapids, $437,500BAKALE, Matthew C. Jr., Lake Michigan Credit Union,...

Street Talk: Housing rebound a year away

The U.S. housing market continued to weaken in July with housing starts numbers sliding 9.6% versus the previous month.

Inside Track: Collar helps pave the way

Melissa Collar’s career in law and construction came from key opportunities, and she now strives to make those opportunities possible for others.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsR&M PROPERTY GROUP LLC, Credit Union One, Parcel: 411430276004, $750,000644 BRIDGE STREET LLC, Union Bank, Parcel:...

Street Talk: Cannabis and Division Avenue’s rebirth

Changes soon will be underway on South Division Avenue in Grand Rapids as Dr. Paul King, M.D., and his team are poised to transform a century-old building into a state-of-the-art cannabis testing facility.

Inside Track: Baar relishes new concept for decentralized care

For Nathan Baar, HealthBar founder and CEO, care and community service always have been front and center.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsNORTHWEST CAPITAL LLC, Commercial Bank, Oakfield Twp., $1,464,000AWESOME RENTALS LLC, Hiawatha National Bank, Walker, $350,000GENEROUS LIFE...

Street Talk: Home, (unavailable) home

Up for Growth, a cross-sector member network committed to solving the nation’s housing shortage and affordability crisis through data-driven research and evidence-based policy, recently released a report that finds housing underproduction in Michigan has reached 87,491 homes, an increase of 311% since 2012, ranking the state 16th in the country in terms of the severity of its housing deficit.

Inside Track: Jose builds a beautiful life

Since moving to West Michigan 30 years ago, Ana Jose has been driven by a strong desire to lift up herself, her family and everyone around her — and her work is coming to fruition.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsMIMG CCX VI PRESERVE SUB LLC, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, Parcel: 411811100081, $27,500,000NECKERS, Joel S., JPMorgan Chase...

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