Trucking industry struggles with driver shortage

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In recent years, the truck-driving industry has been hit hard with a driver shortage, and industry veterans say...

Inside Track: Physician rebounds to restart career

Just a little more than five years ago, Dr. Sandy Dettmann was living out of her car, eating her meals at Mel Trotter Ministries...

Another $600K to Michigan for first-time homebuyer grants

The National Mortgage Settlement turned over another $600,000 to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in April to be used as grants and/or interest-free...

Lacks Enterprises opening on-site employee health care clinics

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While some employers in West Michigan in recent years closed their on-site health care clinics for employees, Lacks...

Inside Track: Williams ignites a ‘no limits’ attitude

Gregory Williams is not the kind of guy who rests on his laurels.The co-founder, president and CEO of Caledonia-based Acrisure — which is planning...

Miedema Auctioneering handles bankrupt Stamp Farms property

Miedema Auctioneering Inc. of Byron Center has been named by the secured creditors and trustees in the $60 million Stamp Farms bankruptcy case to...

Report: U.S. is still a ‘no-vacation nation’

The U.S. is clearly first in the world’s economy, but the nation is still dead last in requiring paid time off for those who...

Richard Lacks Jr. steps down as company president

Richard Lacks Jr., president and CEO of Lacks Enterprises, announced earlier this month he would step down as president of the company Jan. 1.Nick...

Gordon Food Service’s secret weapon

Food trends and fads come and go on a broad scale, so for a major business in the North American food industry, it pays...

Law schools see big decrease in applications

Law schools across the country are seeing the lowest number of applicants in 30 years, with an average decrease of 19 percent since 2012.According...

Local low-cost home appraisal company now in 23 states

An Internet-based home appraisal business launched a little over a year ago in Grand Rapids has expanded into 23 states over the past six...

West side of Grand Rapids keeps growing

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Is the west side truly the best side?It’s a question many in the city of Grand Rapids may...

The perfect use has been found for old downtown structure

If you wondered what the collective “hooray” was all about when it echoed through downtown recently, it was a loud and gratifying cheer for...

Inside Track: ‘Efficiency nut’ Chris Harper finds hard work always pays off

For some, it takes a lifetime to find the right career path. Chris Harper found his around age 12, shortly after his family moved...

Navigating a PR crisis in a social media landscape

What do the following people and brands have in common? Home Depot, Target, Bill Cosby, Justin Bieber, New York Police Department, Facebook, American Apparel,...

Inside Track: The ultimate team player

When Chris Sain Jr. was a kid growing up in southeast Grand Rapids, sports weren’t just his hobby — they were his way to...

Inside Track: Ball bounces right way for D-League president Jbara

In early 2012, Steve Jbara was sitting in his seat at The Palace of Auburn Hills as a season ticketholder for the Detroit Pistons...

Inside Track: Shoveling snow uncovers a thirst for business

Last week Bob Johnson celebrated three years as owner of The Apartment Lounge, one of only two LGBT bars remaining in downtown Grand Rapids.The...

Driver shortage squeezing trucking industry

As the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, some careers viewed as blue collar are seeing a drop in numbers.One of those...

Inside Track: Stanitzek never lost his taste for the family business

For some, working in the family business isn’t necessarily a lifelong career choice.While some choose to stay with the family firm forever and others...

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