Extend the season, let’s work outside!

It’s officially fall, but I can’t stop working outdoors.Here in Michigan, this is a crazy idea. You can’t work in the snow. But you...

Local event helps midsize manufacturers plan for Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Are you prepared? A local event in Grand Rapids aims to help midsize manufacturers prepare for the...

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is fast approaching: tools to protect your business data

By John HeyYou can’t fully protect yourself from cyberthreats. It doesn’t matter how much money you spend or what tools you throw at this...

Beyond the student: the effects of school construction programs in your community

In 2011, during the midst of a national recession, property values in the district of Jenison Public Schools were plunging, businesses were moving out...

University housing sees big changes for the modern student

Student housing no longer means confining concrete walls, bunk beds and communal bathrooms. Instead, universities are changing their student housing models to provide today’s...

Just because you have cyber insurance, don’t assume you are covered

The worst words you can hear as a business owner are “you have no coverage.”Claim scenarios1. Your computer system is compromised by ransomware. Forensic...

Learn the ROI of diversity, equity and inclusion from Grand Rapids leaders

The Grand Rapids Chamber is presenting the 2019 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit on Nov. 1 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.At the...

Five decades as West Michigan’s trusted insurance adviser

Grand Rapids businesses have seen their fair share of change. Economic swings have buoyed and sunk profit margins. Changing political headwinds have led to...

Real Estate All-Stars 2019

Special Advertising SectionBuying a house is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life, and whom you choose to help you...

How does a boutique firm with hometown values, one location and 28 employees successfully...

This is a loaded question, but a question we’re asked often. First, it’s important to tell you what we are not. We are not...

A guide to the new QBI deduction

The qualified business income (QBI) deduction was created by the federal tax overhaul, which was signed into law in December 2017. It's a strong...

Five guys with a vision and a banker

Editor’s note: The author of this article is Brian Dokter, accounts director for TBX.2018 was a banner year for this team of five entrepreneurs....

West Michigan CEO Summit an investment in your leadership capacity

The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce is presenting the inaugural West Michigan CEO Summit on June 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids....

An intentionally multigeneration neighborhood

Rivertown Ridge is an active senior living community nestled in the heart of the Rivertown Park subdivision, located just south of Grand Rapids. It was...

The battle for employees today: how to attract and keep employees

The tight labor market has been problematic for West Michigan employers. With no likelihood of it letting up soon, what changes can you make...

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