The top 10 stories at in 2021

Milind Pant. Courtesy Amway

Amway’s decision in March to lay off up to 900 employees became the most read Business Journal story of 2021.

During a year of economic uncertainty due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ada based direct seller’s announcement was a hot topic for Business Journal readers. Fortunately for the regional economy, Amway also said it planned to bring roles to Ada from its Nutrilite Vitamins & Supplements tableting and packaging facilities in California over the next few years.

For a time when many are more cautious about their health, its little surprise that Amway is investing more heavily in its wellness portfolio.

The rest of the top 10 stories this year cover a variety of topics, including real estate, human resources, restaurants and entertainment, the latter two signaling a slow return to normal as COVID vaccines rolled out earlier this year.

Top 10 stories at

  1. Amway announces 900 layoffs as part of restructuring plan
  2. Construction industry can expect change
  3. Report: $1,400 stimulus check won’t go far for Grand Rapids households
  4. Kentwood shopping center sold
  5. Summer concerts returning to Meijer Gardens in 2021
  6. IRS provides guidance for Employee Retention Credit
  7. Mr. Scrib’s Pizza sells to Holland entrepreneur
  8. Kent County temporarily closing recycling and electronics drop-off station
  9. Grand Rapids rates among best places to live in US
  10. Funeral home owner acquires three B.C. Pizza locations

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