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.

Physiotherapy clinic opens Hudsonville office; launches rebrand

KinetaCare Physiotherapy announced it moved to Hudsonville in January 2021, along with an updated brand and website.

Coldbrook Insurance Group moves to larger office

A locally based independent insurance agency moved to a larger office space that will allow for better social distancing among staff and clients.

Grand Rapids ranks in top 40 cities for owning vacation rental

Grand Rapids is a prime location for vacation rentals, according to a recent study.

State looks to improve migrant farm labor housing

Some West Michigan agricultural leaders were recently appointed to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Migrant Labor Housing Advisory Board.

City, CAA move forward on 201 Market option

The Grand Rapids City Commission unanimously approved an option agreement with the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA) for the sale of a portion of the city property at 201 Market Ave. SW.

Muskegon Heights and partners seek community input for downtown vision plan

The city of Muskegon Heights and its planning partners are asking for community input about the future of its downtown development.

Report ranks Kalamazoo 8th in the Midwest for affordability

A personal finance website ranked Kalamazoo as one of the top 10 cities for high salaries and low cost of living.

LIFT Foundation receives grant for housing homeless individuals

The LIFT Foundation recently received a grant from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation to help the organization cover the cost of housing individuals experiencing homelessness this winter.

Report: Grand Rapids is 9th most dependent on small businesses for employment

A new report found over half of Grand Rapids workers are employed by small businesses, the ninth-highest percentage among large metros.

Recreational cannabis center opens in Sand Lake

New Standard Sand Lake, a new recreational-only cannabis provisionary, opened in Sand Lake on Jan. 23, making it the second New Standard cannabis dispensary in Michigan.

Gaia House Café reopens in Creston neighborhood

A former East Hills staple reopened in its new home following a yearslong journey to put down new roots.

Pinnacle Construction breaks ground on industrial building

Pinnacle Construction Group announced it has begun construction on a new ground-up industrial development in Walker.

Attorney opens firm in Norton Shores during pandemic

After becoming a licensed attorney in January 2020, Joe L. Rivet opened his law firm, Rivet Health Law PLC, in July.

Report finds Grand Rapids has lowest percentage of female breadwinners

A new report puts Grand Rapids in last place among large metro areas where women earn more than their husbands.

Harbor Steel investing $2.4M in Holland facility expansion

A metal services company is investing over $2.4 million to expand its facility in Holland Charter Township.

Burton Heights nonprofit moves farther south

After 20 years on South Division in the Burton Heights neighborhood, In The Image is moving to a facility farther south that will allow it to expand and grow.

Report: Kent County one of most resilient counties in US

Kent County was named one of 11 U.S. counties that demonstrated a high level of resiliency in a new study from commercial real estate firm CBRE.

Arbor Financial Credit Union opens Hudsonville branch

A Kalamazoo-based credit union opened a new branch in Hudsonville.

Grand Rapids ranks No. 2 among ‘remote-ready cities’

A new report says Grand Rapids is one of the top 10 cities best positioned to attract remote workers.