Children’s museum eyes attendance

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) After just more than a year in a light-filled office with windows overlooking children at play, Maggie Lancaster’s...

Fast-food chain debuts ‘fresh beef’ burgers

A fast-food chain has switched to using “fresh, never-frozen” beef to make some of its burgers.McDonald’s held a news conference at its franchise at...

PR firm opening office downtown

A public relations firm based on the east side of the state is opening an office downtown.Farmington Hills-based Marx Layne & Company, which also...

Senior living community produces car show

A car show will roll into a retirement community in the area on Wednesday.Sunset Retirement Communities and Services will host its third-annual Classic Car...

Amway scores college football poll

Amway is ready for some college football.Top 25Ada-based Amway said last week that it is the first-ever exclusive title sponsor of the USA Today...

Are fundraising events worth the effort?

Spring in Grand Rapids is a busy time with a never-ending whirlwind of lunches, galas, auctions and golf outings. Businesses sort through dozens of...

Brewery re-designs packaging

An established brewery in the region is changing up its brand.New Holland Brewing Co. announced a major brand overhaul yesterday, with a portfolio-wide packaging...

Whitecaps call for Fan Food ideas

The West Michigan Whitecaps are turning to their fans to add a concessions item.The Whitecaps, in partnership with Zeeland Food Services, opened their inbox...

Advertising industry turns out for ADDY Awards

The American Advertising Federation West Michigan hosted the local ADDY awards at the Grand Rapids Art Museum this week, handing out nearly 110 awards...

Agency produces digital marketing program

A digital marketing agency wants to empower local business professionals with the confidence needed to execute a successful digital marketing plan.Mindscape in Grand Rapids...

TV station sees ownership change

A Grand Rapids television station is joining the second largest pure-play television broadcasting company in the U.S.Media General said today that it has reached...

Grand Rapids appoints acting communications director

Grand Rapids has tapped the mayor’s assistant to lead the city’s communications.City Manager Greg Sundstrom said Amy Snow-Buckner, who is currently Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’s...

Janet Mason leads off camera

Editor’s note: Each issue of the Influential Women enewsletter will feature profiles of the Business Journal’s reigning 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan....

TV station hires director of sales

A local TV station has a new sales leader.FOX 17 WXMI, Tribune Broadcasting’s FOX affiliate in Grand Rapids, said yesterday it hired Chris Legg as director of sales....

Ad agency creates for national art campaign

An ad agency is a creative design partner for a national campaign that's presenting some of the greatest pieces of American artwork in outdoor...

Local volunteers roll out video campaign to fight Alzheimer’s

Grand Rapids residents Dawn Hoiem and Evan Koch are on a mission to raise Alzheimer’s and dementia awareness in Michigan, even amid COVID-19.

Inside Track: High-risk move pays off

When Rebecca LeClaire became a parent, she took unconventional steps to support her family.Undeterred by the negative stereotypes that sometimes surround entrepreneurship, she...

Hard cider maker medals at international competition

A West Michigan cidery recently took home top honors at an international competition in Spain.Vander Mill Cider represented West Michigan’s cider scene at the...

The iTunes model of media consumption

People aren’t consuming news or entertainment media the same way anymore.Many are consuming less news. In the case of young people, they hardly consume...

Mercantile ranks among banks best in social media

The Independent Community Bankers of America has included Mercantile Bank in Grand Rapids on its second annual list of the Top 50 Community Bank...

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