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...

Eastown’s Trillium Haven re-opens for next course

Eastown's Trillium Haven restaurant is assuming a new name — and vision.Next Wednesday, Trillium Haven re-opens as Terra GR.The restaurant that has been open...

Partners buy golf course

A pair of local partners have purchased a former 121-acre golf course in town and plan to turn the property into a natural area...

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...

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...

Meijer stocks Michigan-made grocery items

Last May, one of the first jars of Johnny Secreto spaghetti sauce was sold at a farmers market in Michigan. Starting then and all...

Developer plans $6.7M condo project

Construction could start this fall on a $6.7-million condominium development in the area.That is if a June Rockford City Commission meeting gives the project...

Bread Square vegan bakery rises in downtown Grand Rapids

West Michigan will soon be getting its first vegan bakery.Offering all vegan and gluten-free breads, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, pies and pastries, the collective known...

Inside Track: Move to organic milk was a good idea

It’s not too unusual for a cow in David Vander Zanden’s barn to have garlic on her breath. It may help keep her healthy,...

Grand Rapids building $38M biodigester

Grand Rapids has begun building a $38-million biodigester that will convert food waste into energy.City officials and business leaders gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony...

Amway wins Asia-Pacific award for water filtration

Amway is adding another plaque to its wall of accolades for its work in the Asia-Pacific market.The Ada company has been recognized for the...

Independent hardware stores thrive in niche markets

One of the largest and most important sectors in the global market, the hardware industry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years....

Millennium Park opens 50-acre expansion

A $3.5 million, 50-acre expansion at Millennium Park has been completed.The Peter Secchia family, Bill Currie family, employees of Grand Rapids-based Universal Forest Products,...

Results mixed in new air quality study

LANSING — Michigan has reduced overall air pollution since 2012, but its most populous counties still don’t earn a passing grade, according to a...

Downtown project receives national award

A project that has spurred revitalization in a previously underutilized section of downtown Grand Rapids has been recognized by a national organization for its...

Scrap metal company renovates facility

A long-time scrap metal company is renovating and moving into a facility across town after acquiring the property.West Side Iron and Metal in Grand...

Inside Track: An entrepreneurial itch sparked a new business

In the midst of a buy-local and farm-to-table craze in Grand Rapids, Mike Hughes decided to start a side project. The employee benefits specialist...

Top ‘Company to Watch’ looks to disrupt industry

One of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch in 2016 is looking to disrupt the powder-coating industry with its technology and triple bottom line focus.J.T....

Appliance maker releases next draft beer dispenser

An appliance maker is helping people use less energy to store and serve draft beer at their homes.AGA Marvel in Greenville said last week...

West Michigan companies shine in Newsweek’s ‘Green Rankings’

Several companies in the region have received national and global recognition by Newsweek for their environmentally friendly practices.Newsweek released its 2017 “Green Rankings,” an...

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