Architecture firm hires director of education

A global architecture firm has a new locally based director of education.Southfield-based Ghafari Associates hired Doug Campbell, A.I.A., L.E.E.D. A.P., for the role, according...

Local event planners join forces to acquire firm

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Special Occasions was founded 16 years ago to provide linen, chair and décor rentals to corporate, bridal and...

Planners looking to ‘reimagine’ downtown

The city of Grand Rapids is hosting several community engagement opportunities this week in advance of reimagining downtown streets.Those who walk, bike, drive, use...

Company funds nonprofit’s renovations

A nonprofit that supports grieving children and their families has renovated its headquarters in town, thanks to a local company.The update of the 2,000-square-foot,...

Steelcase offering classroom grants

The education group of a local furniture maker is looking for grant applicants for its active learning initiative.Steelcase Education, a dedicated group within Grand...

Furniture maker names new executive leadership

A recently acquired furniture maker in the region has named its new president, in addition to making other leadership changes.Holland-based Trendway appointed Mark Rhoades...

Law firm moves into highrise downtown

A local law firm has relocated to a major new building downtown.Grand Rapids-based Warner Norcross + Judd moved its local office to the new...

Firm partners with homebuilder on ‘compact’ homes

A local designer of micro-homes is rolling out a new line of units with the help of a major homebuilder.Grand Rapids-based Urbaneer has partnered...

Electrical firm branches out into tech space

A West Michigan electrical company is expanding into the technology sector.CS Erickson, electrical services contractor and subsidiary company of Custer Inc., will assume Custer...

Engineering firm re-brands

A local engineering company that is more than half-a-century old is embracing a new brand.Grand Rapids engineering firm Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber recently...

Whitewater agreement has first amendment

The agreement between the city of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Whitewater for the Grand River restoration project has its first amendment.The city commission last week...

Furniture dealer settles into downtown HQ

A furniture dealer recently celebrated the grand opening of its headquarters and showroom downtown.CEO Bill Payne and his son, Will Payne, VP of business development,...

Architectural firm adopts carbon-neutral challenge

Climate change has become a hot topic in recent years, and the architectural industry has not shied away from it.Architecture 2030, a nonpartisan, nonprofit...

Homebuilder opening design studio

A homebuilder is unveiling a new design studio in the region.Wausau Homes Holland will host a grand opening for its location in Holland, at...

Furniture maker buys remaining stake in design company for $46M

A West Michigan furniture maker has acquired the rest of a “contemporary” furniture design company overseas.Zeeland-based Herman Miller acquired the remaining shares of Harrogate,...

Extend the season, let’s work outside!

It’s officially fall, but I can’t stop working outdoors.Here in Michigan, this is a crazy idea. You can’t work in the snow. But you...

Grand Rapids is 8th ‘best’ city for people with disabilities

Grand Rapids is one of the “best” cities in the country for people with disabilities.WalletHub, a personal finance website, compared more than 180 of...

Report: Class A office space tightens

Even as new office buildings come online, Class A office vacancy in downtown Grand Rapids continues to tighten, according to the yearly skyline report...

Furniture maker partners with design firm

A local furniture maker will begin offering a new sustainability-focused portfolio this fall.Grand Rapids-based Steelcase is expanding its partnership in North America with Brooklyn,...

West Side restaurant plans $1M renovation

A longtime West Side restaurant is launching a $1 million renovation.Johnny Brann Sr. said today the family-owned Brann’s Steakhouse and Grille chain, in which...

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