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U.S. pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

ANN ARBOR — After a pandemic-fueled boom, U.S. pizza sales appear to be headed back to earth.

Grand Rapids highlights strategic plan progress amid pandemic

The city of Grand Rapids is making strong progress in meeting the second-year goals of its four-year strategic plan, according to a report from City Manager Mark Washington and staff.

SpartanNash wins award for ‘Family Meals at Home’ campaign

SpartanNash was recently honored as a 2020 Gold Plate Awards recipient by the FMI Foundation, recognizing SpartanNash’s “Family Meals at Home” campaign as an outstanding program to encourage families to stay strong with family meals.

Bell’s Flamingo Fruit Fight returns; four more variations coming later this year

Bell’s Brewery’s Flamingo Fruit Fight is back for another round.

Consumers Credit Union breaks ground on Grand Haven branch

A Kalamazoo-based credit union is building its first location in the city of Grand Haven.

Buell Motorcycles revives production in Grand Rapids

Buell Motorcycles is back in action after a dozen-year hiatus with plans to roll out 10 performance bikes by 2024.

Ethisphere names Kellogg one of World’s Most Ethical Companies

Kellogg Company was the only West Michigan-headquartered company to be named to this year’s list of businesses with the most ethical practices.

Wolverine Worldwide submits PFAS remediation plan for House Street property

Wolverine Worldwide recently submitted a feasibility study to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy outlining a comprehensive plan to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances at its House Street property.

Kellogg invests $150K in talent recruitment initiative

Kellogg Company is putting $150,000 toward a talent retention and attraction initiative by the city of Battle Creek’s economic development arm.
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Gov. Whitmer plans to further ease coronavirus restrictions

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that her administration will announce the further loosening of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions in the coming days.

MEDC supports mixed-used development in Holland

The city of Holland received support from the state for a new five-story, mixed-use development project in its downtown.

Hand2Hand buys former Aldi building in Jenison for new HQ

A faith-based childhood hunger relief nonprofit bought a former Aldi building in Jenison that it will convert into its new home base.

Grand Action 2.0 reveals plan for riverfront development

Grand Action 2.0 revealed a conceptual plan for riverfront development along a currently underutilized stretch of Market Avenue south of Fulton Street.

Partners hosting virtual International Women’s Day event

Amway, Inforum, Meijer and Spectrum Health are coming together to observe International Women’s Day with a half-day virtual conference.

Ford Airport named MDOT’s Airport of the Year

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport was named the Airport of the Year in the air carrier category by the Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics.

Michigan’s first recreational cannabis company opens Grand Rapids location

Ann Arbor-based Exclusive Brands announced the opening of its newest retail store to serve both adult-use and medical cannabis consumers in Grand Rapids.

Veronica Kirin named to inaugural class of Forbes Next 1000

An entrepreneur and anthropologist from Grand Rapids was included on Forbes’ first list of 1,000 innovators and small business owners “who are redefining what it means to build and run a business amid unprecedented uncertainty.”

Report: Grand Rapids metro has 17th-fastest wage growth

A new report shows Grand Rapids had a 5.2% wage growth rate over five years — the 17th-fastest rate among large U.S. metropolitan areas.
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Over 80% of Michigan schools offer some in-person classes

LANSING — More than 80% of Michigan school districts planned to offer some form of in-person instruction in February, which represented a more than 20 percentage-point increase over the previous month amid a decline in the coronavirus' spread.

Owen-Ames-Kimball welcomes 10 new employees

Grand Rapids-based Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. announced several new hires.

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