Kent County board chair establishes broadband subcommittee

Kent County Board of Commissioners chair Mandy Bolter announced she will convene a new broadband subcommittee.

Grand Rapids Public Library offers hotspot lending program

Grand Rapids Public Library cardholders now have access to free and unlimited internet, courtesy of a hotspot lending program funded by a grant from the Wege Foundation.

BluCase gears up for next accessory rollout

A longtime entrepreneur, Bill McCurdy created a business that makes safe storage cases for cellphone accessories.

Grand Rapids ranks 49th best metro area for STEM professionals

A new report says greater Grand Rapids is in the middle of the pack when it comes to the top metro areas for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Industrial tech firm expands to North Carolina with acquisition

Grand Rapids-based Feyen Zylstra announced it acquired Dynics Services Group, the North Carolina-based engineering division of Ann Arbor’s Dynics Inc.

Creston Industrial partners with German tech company on informational website

Creston Industrial Sales is partnering with CimSource Gmbh to help manufacturers transition to digital tooling solutions via an informational website that explains the problems and solutions associated with the transition to Industry 4.0.

Founder grows U-Plant Landscape Designs

Sandy Jonick started U-Plant Landscape Designs after hearing from homeowners who would be happy to dig a hole and plant their own flowers and shrubs if someone could just provide a blueprint.

Telemedicine continues to grow in popularity

What seemed like the last alternative for individuals, doctors and nurses just two years ago has become a lifeline over the last year.

Residential solar sees exponential growth

Residential solar saw a steep decline in installations early in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the U.S., but POWERHOME SOLAR, a North Carolina residential solar company with strong business ties in Michigan, reported exponential growth last year.

Gentex partners with Simplenight to expand its connected car offering

Gentex is partnering with an infotainment technology company to offer another connected in-vehicle technology to the automotive industry.

GHSP debuts technology upgrades for safety, pathogen reduction

A provider of mechanical and electromechanical systems for the automotive and home appliance markets is debuting upgrades in several of its technology offerings to improve vehicle safety and reduce virus exposure in cars and the home.

Applied Imaging acquires managed print services company

Applied Imaging acquired Lasers Resource, a Grand Rapids managed print services specialist.

Calvin University includes high school students in its Spanish program

Students at Grandville Calvin Christian Schools can earn a minor in Spanish at Calvin University.

Site gives helpers a helping hand

A team of West Michigan entrepreneurs recently launched an online platform designed to empower people to give and receive help in all types of situations.

Street Chef Shaw blends Swahili, Mexican cooking

Kirel Shaw and Myke Worthem have been friends since middle school, and now they are having the time of their lives operating a food business together that focuses on giving back.

Former marketing executive creates data science firm

Despite a rocky start in early 2020, a new West Michigan data and technology firm is ready to deliver advanced data science to clients and help maximize the value of their data in the new year.

Company meets pandemic need with free monitoring licenses

As coronavirus cases continue to mount daily, a local company is recognizing the need to extend free services to health care facilities.

Annual coding event draws more than 2,300 students

More than 2,300 West Michigan third, fourth and fifth grade students from 24 schools learned computer programming basics during West Michigan Tech Talent’s virtual Hour of Code event.

Tech company using football simulators to prepare athletes

Maybe you don’t need a team to play the game of football.

Hospitals administer first round of vaccines

Spectrum Health announced it received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on the morning of Dec. 14 and administered the vaccine to its first string of team members

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