GFS backing food safety certification program

Gordon Food Service and General Mills are forming an alliance with Trust20 to enhance food and restaurant safety procedures.

Partners unveil Gateways for Growth Welcome Plan

A multiorganization partnership unveiled a plan for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for new Americans in Kent County.

Police in a Tesla? Holland goes electric for detectives

HOLLAND — A police department in West Michigan will be solving crimes with a Tesla.

Nonprofits reopen home repair grant applications

Home Repair Services of Kent County and Amplify GR are reopening applications for home repair grants of up to $5,000 for eligible residents of southeast Grand Rapids.

Gun Lake Tribal Council members begin new term

Members of Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians’ (Gun Lake Tribe) Tribal Council recently were sworn into office.

Restaurateur opens Korean/Japanese cafe in East Hills

The former Gaia café in East Hills now is home to a Korean and Japanese eatery.

Auxo Investment Partners acquires manufacturers

A local private equity firm acquired a pair of manufacturers based in Indianapolis.

Inside Track: Putting trust back in policing

Police Chief Eric Payne said he wants to make Grand Rapids the safest midsized city with the most trusted police department in the country, but the department has to overcome the same obstacles as in any other city.

Tech entrepreneurs launch meeting schedule software

Three Grand Rapids technology entrepreneurs this summer launched machine-learning-based meeting schedule software in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Manufacturing Growth Alliance hones priorities

A 1-year-old alliance designed to fill an advocacy and support gap for second-stage manufacturers in Michigan is finding its footing amid the disruption of 2020.

Hospitals get creative amid COVID-19

Experts in the field of health care, as well as those in the design and construction of hospital systems, have been talking for many years about maximizing existing care space and expanding outpatient facilities and telehealth options, but COVID-19 exposed many flaws in hospital systems and brought these issues to the forefront of hospital innovation.

Spring Lake reevaluates rental rules

Spring Lake Township is in the process of reexamining its short-term rental ordinance, following the dismissal of an ordinance violation leveled against an Ottawa County LLC.

Partners address homelessness

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of American life, especially housing.

Study shows damage of pre-K learning disruptions

A new study focusing on the education of preschoolers after providers shut down in-person instruction in March shows a number of negative consequences on early childhood learning.

Huntington Bank commits $5B to state

Michigan will receive the lion’s share of Huntington Bank’s recent $20 billion pledge to its seven-state footprint, and the bank’s West Michigan region president sees it as a fitting move given the level of need.

Real-time payments gain business traction

Real-time payments (RTP), the emerging standard in U.S. billing and payment processing, continues to gain traction among businesses, with over 90% of business leaders reporting interest in the network, according to a new report.

Meijer injects $500K into Rende Progress Capital

Meijer Inc. is putting $500,000 into operational support and lending capital for the local racial equity lender Rende Progress Capital.

Comprenew expands electronics recycling pickup service

A local technology recycling company added vehicles to its fleet and is now offering its electronics recycling pickup service across the state.

Kellogg beats greenhouse gas reduction goal

Kellogg Company met its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target ahead of schedule in its manufacturing plants.

Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on transporting voters to polls

LANSING — A federal judge blocked Michigan's longstanding ban on transporting voters to the polls, ruling it conflicts with U.S. election law.