Street Talk: ArtPrize feeling footloose

ArtPrize saw more foot traffic than ever this year, and six pedestrian counters were stationed throughout downtown to track it all.The international art competition...

Street Talk: ICE price not nice

Several Kent County commissioners called for action after dozens of protestors spoke against the local presence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Dozens of people...

Inside Track: King engages heart for others in new role

Although she does not have Indigenous heritage, Monica King has embraced the seven grandfather teachings of the Three Fires Confederacy — love, bravery, humility, respect, honesty, wisdom and truth — in her new role as CEO of Gun Lake Investments.

Iconic Steelcase building to become collaborative learning campus

With a new model for collaborative education, the team behind Pyramid Campus plans to renovate the Steelcase Pyramid upon closing of a $7.5 million...

Street Talk: Meijer, Kids’ Food Basket join forces

Meijer said it’s giving $1 million to Kids’ Food Basket to support the nonprofit’s efforts to expand the Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Meijer Weekend Meal Program.

Bank of Holland named SBA Diversity Lender of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration has advised The Bank of Holland that it has been selected as the agency's Michigan SBA Diversity Lender of...

Inside Track: Fortier builds career on being a ‘connector’

Ken Fortier said being connected and knowing people is the true joy of his life, and he strives to apply it toward helping others.

Inside Track: Trucking conference steers attorney in right direction

Perrin Rynders has filed more than 170 lawsuits against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan since 2011 over hidden fees, winning a $6.1 million...

Public Record

MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of Deeds1600 MONROE LLC, Economic Development Foundation, Parcel: 411314380010, $2,342,000CEDAR SPRINGS HOSPITALITY LLC, Union Bank, Solon Twp.,...

Summit encourages West Michigan to rethink dementia

More than 120 community members and leaders from health care, business, philanthropy, education and research gathered at a day-long inaugural summit recently to envision...

State will test more high-speed rails

LANSING — Part of Michigan’s passenger rail service goes 110 miles an hour — but not all of it.Next year the state will test...

Inside Track: Interior design career is something of an odyssey

Marissa Iacovoni’s journey to having a successful interior design career began in Grand Rapids, her home city, and then took her all over the...

West Michigan real estate market remains healthy

Demand is rising while available space becomes limited.Rising rental rates, longer lease terms and fewer concessions are trends that should continue until at least...

First & Main wants to be first choice of seniors

The first residents were just moving into Granger Group’s First & Main of Metro Health Village when it was announced the concept would be...

Street Talk: Manufacturer’s cool concept driven by research

Structural Concepts met an upcoming climate change-reducing standard a cool month ahead of schedule.Muskegon-based Structural Concepts reported Dec. 9 that all of its self-contained...

Public Record

MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsDYKSTRA, Corey J. et al, DFCU Financial, Alpine Twp., 34-8-12, $520,000MARKS, Joseph S. et al, Guaranteed...

Inmates not always treated for addiction, mental illness

LANSING — Unpredictable behavior, irrationality, confusion, loss of control: all are symptoms of mental illness and signs of drug abuse.Although the two can be...

Public Record

MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsURBIK, John T. et al, National Bank Of Kansas City, Grand Valley Estates, Lot 32, $296,799KOLACKI,...

Street Talk: We are not alone

West Michigan no longer is the only East Coast location for the Switch data center empire.The company, which has two massive sites in Nevada,...

Public Record

MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsVARMA, Avantika et al, Huntington National Bank, Condo-Summerset Meadows, $483,000FLYNN, Thomas J. et al, Lake Michigan...

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