New prefabrication techniques reshaping West Michigan construction industry

Prefabrication, also referred to as “off-site construction,” allows various building elements to be manufactured and assembled in a factory and then erected on a...

West Michigan construction firm first to formalize doula support plan

Gold Coast Doulas is working with area companies that have a self-funded health care and wellness program to support employees leading up to and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Leadership Conference 2019 coming to downtown Grand Rapids

Van Wyk Risk Solutions is hosting its 2019 Leadership Conference on Oct. 22 at the JW Marriott, downtown Grand Rapids.“This year’s conference provides an...

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...

One financial industry veteran believes collaborative teams are better

For consumers, the world of wealth management can be daunting. Financial advising, financial planning, wealth management, investment management, financial wellness, strategic wealth strategy, asset...

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...

480-acre retreat site hits market

What makes a perfect corporate retreat location? What makes a perfect family retreat location? While a quick Google search yields many results, here are...

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...

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....

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....

Custom-tailored and simplified employee benefits solutions

The Van Wyk Risk Solutions employee benefits practice strives to provide the same exceptional customer experience that we’ve been providing to our commercial clients...

Why midsized manufacturers should care about the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Good, bad or otherwise, disruption is inevitable. At least, that is what we’ve come to expect. In the modern age, we’ve experienced three industrial...

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...

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