Sarbanes-Oxley Act impacts privately held companies

2002’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act doesn’t apply to privately held companies, yet many are starting to take up some of its provisions voluntarily.That’s because of the...

Downtown Grand Rapids names first outdoor movies

A classic silver screen fairy tale — complete with sword fighting, giants, an evil prince and a lovely princess — will be the opening...

Metro Grand Rapids population passes 1 million

Recent census data shows that Grand Rapids now consists of a population of more than 1 million in the metro area, which could make...

GR no longer ranked as ‘Dying City’

Who’s dying now, Newsweek?In January 2011, the Daily Beast infamously ranked Grand Rapids 10th on its list of America’s Dying Cities.Perhaps no one could...

30-mile trail project nears completion

In a few short years, West Michigan residents and visitors will be able to bike from Grand Haven to Grand Rapids making pit stops...

Automatic 18 percent tip will disappear Jan. 1

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Restaurant patrons who have been irritated by the 18 percent tip some places slap on a group check...

State prisons shuffle inmates to manage security risks

LANSING — During the past five years, Michigan’s prison population has dropped by nearly 8,000 and 20 facilities have closed, leaving the Department of...

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. president and CEO resigns

The president and CEO of downtown’s management entity has resigned.Kris Larson, who has served as head of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., or DGRI, since...

Michigan’s personal property tax reform: It’s not as easy as it sounds

On Aug. 5, Michigan voters elected to repeal Michigan’s personal property tax, or PPT. What does this mean for Michigan businesses?First, know that the...

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.

$8.6M available to help crime victims

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has an open call to all West Michigan groups that serve crime victims: a sizable amount of...

VA clinic breaks ground at Metro Health Village this spring

U.S. Federal Properties Co., a private, for profit Missouri development firm, has announced it will break ground in April on the new Department of...

Bell’s Brewery lands at Ford airport renovation

Renovation of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport will include a new Bell’s Brewery in the pre-security portion of the main hall.Sections of the...

Planning the Michigan marijuana industry

Three organizations — only one of which is revealing its financial backers at this point — claim to be working on plans for the...

City names $2M donors for arena redevelopment

After months of anonymity, a city in the region has named the couple who donated $2 million to redevelop an iconic structure in its...

Grand Rapids plans $10M riverfront land purchase

The city of Grand Rapids is looking to spend $10 million to purchase four acres along the Grand River that sit as undeveloped space...

West Michigan produces 10 of state’s 50 Companies to Watch

Ten West Michigan companies are among the 50 Companies to Watch in Michigan.The Michigan Small Business Development Center, or MI-SBDC, will recognize more than...

Health agency approves cuts

A county-wide health care agency is implementing several cuts to its workforce and services after reporting a $5-million “funding shortfall.”Kent County’s community mental health...

Where’s the PR in politics?

I get nervous during campaign season. The ads make me cringe. My stomach is in knots during the debates. It’s not because of what...

Lowell biogas plant making electricity

If the lights seem brighter in Lowell this week, it might have something to do with FOG, or maybe salad dressing.The Lowell Energy Anaerobic...

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