Insider who stole from Lake Michigan ferry pleads guilty

LUDINGTON — A man who handled finances at a Lake Michigan ferry company pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud in a scheme to steal money from the business.

Consumers Credit Union hires VP of mortgage lending

A credit union in the region hired a new leader to oversee its mortgage lending division.

Jersey Mike’s Subs location opening in Wyoming

A new location of a sub sandwich franchise will open this week.

Meijer State Games launches Virtual Games

The Meijer State Games of Michigan is hosting its first Virtual Games through June 30 with participation open to anyone.

Charley’s Crab shuts doors permanently

A longtime fine dining seafood restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids closed its doors permanently in the wake of COVID-19.

BIFMA launches online training portal

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) rolled out an online training portal for delivering accreditation courses to members.

Gov. Whitmer lifts stay-home order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted her shelter-in-place order for the state of Michigan.

Gov. Whitmer looks at Lansing damage a day after protests

LANSING — Windows were broken at the Lansing building that houses the office of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd turned violent.

Former chef launches New York-style bagel company

A former chef and current line cook at The Commons Grand Rapids is launching a bagel bakery.

CWD Real Estate sees silver lining in aftermath of violent protests

Sam Cummings, managing partner with CWD, said he was “mad as hell” Saturday night and Sunday morning, but witnessing the community outreach and cleanup afterward restored his faith in West Michigan.

New Holland rolls out hard seltzer

New Holland Spirits introduced a line of hard seltzers celebrating the lake life.

Report shows remote work poses higher security risks

Verizon investigation shows almost twice as many confirmed breaches as last year.

Japanese pharmaceutical company acquires local drug developer for $500M

A Grand Rapids-based drug company signed an agreement to be acquired by a Japanese pharmaceutical company, including the rights to a drug in development for treating Alzheimer’s disease.

Metro Health doctor: COVID not going away

Metro Health delivered on a tall order after COVID-19 laid bare inefficiencies in the state and national health care systems, but with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order set to lift June 12, the local health care system warns Michigan is not out of the woods yet.

Salons assemble their game plans

Everyone wants a haircut, but at what cost?

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.

Pandemic prompts plenty of new trademark requests

Although the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, some people are looking to capitalize on it.

Pandemic can’t stop new cannabis business

While most locally owned businesses have an established presence in Grand Rapids and are known among residents, Casey Kornoelje has not been so fortunate.

Teen uses free time during pandemic to grow streetwear business

A local youth began pouring his passion into his e-commerce clothing business when COVID-19 put life on pause in March.

Right Place learns from small business relief collaboration

During a meeting of the Kent County COVID-19 relief subcommittee, The Right Place Inc. presented an overview of the its Small Business Grant program as well as an update to its own COVID-19 response.