Lisa Rudy named publisher of Crain’s Detroit, Grand Rapids Business Journal

Crain Communications has named a longtime leader of Crain's Detroit Business to a top executive role for the company's Michigan media properties.

Local startup enters partnership with Lionsgate

A Michigan-based shareholder loyalty platform formed a partnership with a global entertainment company.

TikTok turns Holland into a viral sensation

With a viral video, more than half a million total video likes and nearly 10,000 followers, the city of Holland’s TikTok account is helping connect a new audience to city government.

Wolverine Worldwide reorganizes brands amid revenue and profit misses

GRAND RAPIDS — Wolverine Worldwide is reorganizing its brand groups, choosing new leaders for each and creating a division to drive cost savings and profits following lower-than-expected third-quarter revenue and profits.

GRTV welcomes new marketing manager

A community access TV channel hired a new marketing manager.

Listening Room gets new name

A downtown Grand Rapids music venue has a new name to represent its expanding offerings.

Fintech leader sees West Michigan’s potential

As a new strategy is underway to position Grand Rapids as the technology hub of the Midwest, a startup founder in the financial technology space affirms the region’s capability.

West Michigan advertising industry attracts national attention

A Grand Haven-based advertising agency is making an economic impact in West Michigan.

Spectrum Health, Beaumont Health rebrand as Corewell Health

Spectrum and Beaumont Health, temporarily named BHSH Health after their merger in February, have settled on a new name.

Amway’s XS Energy celebrates milestone

Amway is celebrating 20 years of its energy drink and sports nutrition brand.

Tech company founder reflects on two decades in business

As a local web development agency celebrates just over two decades in business, its founder reflects on the agency’s growth while looking ahead to the future.

Media company acquires Business Journal

Crain Communications acquired the Grand Rapids Business Journal effective Aug. 31.

Community media center names new executive director

The nonprofit behind local media staples GRTV and WYCE-FM appointed a new leader. 

Marketing firm makes Inc. 5000 list

A local digital marketing firm was ranked among the top 5,000 U.S. companies.

Marketing agency acquires new property

A West Michigan company recently acquired a new brick and mortar space thanks to several agencies aimed at helping small businesses and revitalizing urban areas.
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Saga releases Q2 earnings snapshot

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Saga Communications Inc. (SGA) on Friday reported net income of $3.8 million in its second quarter.

Ring of Color lipstick offers new products after rebranding

There’s a lot of misconception of what beauty is supposed to look like in the makeup industry, according to Melissa Polanco, a 37-year-old Grand Rapidian of 20 years, who was raised in the Dominican Republic.

Chop & Hue celebrates awards, growth in West Michigan

An integrated production company in the Grand Rapids area has been recognized in a national award competition.

PR industry highlights PRoof award winners

The local public relations industry recently honored the best public relations work from the past year.

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