Kforce implements ‘office occasional’ model

A national staffing firm recently rolled out an “office occasional” model across its locations, including in Grand Rapids, in keeping with the demand it still is seeing for hybrid work.

Shape, Hydro partner on recycled automotive components

An automotive parts supplier on the lakeshore has partnered with a Norwegian industrial company on a sustainable solution for the U.S. automotive industry.

Pine Rest grads are staying close to home

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for mental health care nationwide is extremely high. Locally, graduates of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ psychiatry programs are working to fill that gap.

Soldadera Coffee tallies growth milestones

A family- and Latinx-owned cold brew coffee business founded in Grand Rapids is gaining national momentum.

Midwest can expect industrial growth

A new real estate forecast suggests the Midwest region is experiencing an industrial boom as e-commerce demands continue to grow.

Entrepreneurship growth slows amid economic challenges

After a year that saw unprecedented growth in new small businesses in the state, that growth is being hampered by a series of economic anomalies this year.

Warner Norcross strengthens efforts to diversify employee base

Warner Norcross + Judd’s 2021 diversity, equity and inclusion report shows slow but steady growth, including a new employee resource group for people of color.

LAUP nears fifth decade serving Latinx community

An organization on the lakeshore is marking 48 years of advancing the welfare of marginalized populations with its services, programs and events.

Inside Track: McNeill finds success in helping others

After years working in the advertising industry, Mike McNeill found inspiration in helping others and pivoted to business ownership.

Former CEO turns attention toward children’s mental health

Allison Paradise recently launched a youth organization focused on nurturing mental health in children and young people.

Michigan to destroy some blood spots in fight over consent

DETROIT — The state of Michigan has agreed to destroy more than 3 million dried blood spots taken from babies and kept in storage, a partial settlement in an ongoing lawsuit over consent and privacy in the digital age.

Twisthink chooses Grand Rapids for new headquarters

A digital consulting firm will relocate its West Michigan headquarters.

Community art studio acquires new space

A local art studio secured a new space with the help of a commercial real estate agency.

Emmanuel Hospice adds new board members

A faith-based nonprofit welcomed three new members to its 12-person board of directors. 

X-Rite launches new color measurement device

A color science and technology company recently launched a new product.

Crumbl Cookies opens in Holland

A location of the national Crumbl Cookies franchise is opening in Holland.

Art museum to host third annual networking event

The Grand Rapids Art Museum will host a discussion panel with entertainment and networking opportunities for young professionals.

From ‘carp’ to ‘copi’: unpopular fish getting a makeover

TRAVERSE CITY — You’re in the mood for fish, and your server suggests a dish of invasive carp. Ugh, you might say. But how about broiled copi, fresh from the Mississippi River?

Children’s Advocacy Center awarded grant from Kellogg Foundation

A local nonprofit received a grant to aid in providing barrier-free resources for children of color who are victims of sexual abuse. 

Grand Rapids Symphony president to retire

The president of the Grand Rapids Symphony will retire after nearly four years of service.