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Multifamily developments still ‘healthy’ in West Michigan

According to a new report from a commercial real estate firm, the state of multifamily construction in West Michigan continues to reflect broader nationwide trends.

X-Rite launches new color measurement device

A color science and technology company recently launched a new product.

MillerKnoll seeks ‘multiplier effect’ in DEI work

MillerKnoll may be a new entity, but its diversity, equity and inclusion work started long ago.

Business owners back community in more ways than one

Starting and growing a business can be challenging, but one local family has managed to do both during an unprecedented period in history.

Study reveals changing workforce desires

Steelcase recently released a new global research report that shows employees’ values have shifted to greater control, comfort and privacy in the workplace since the onset of COVID-19.

Custer adds to senior leadership team

A West Michigan commercial furnishings and integrated interiors company is investing in its growth and development with a fresh slate of leaders.

Inside Track: McLemore’s artistic skills make messages pop

Most artists’ handiwork is displayed in art galleries or at private viewings. Randy McLemore’s craftsmanship can be viewed along highways, sidewalks, storefront windows, interior...

GRCC to make navigating campus easier

A $600,000 construction project is underway on the Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) downtown campus.

Partners to break ground on $16M housing development

More housing opportunities are in store for Grand Rapids with the construction of a new four-story, mixed-use residential development kicking off this week.

Blackford Capital acquires interior design firm

Blackford Capital is expanding its interior design portfolio with the acquisition of a company based in North Carolina.

Mercantile Bank grants $1M in Neighborhood Impact Program funds

Mercantile Bank has provided $1 million in Neighborhood Impact Program (NIP) grants to city of Grand Rapids residents for home maintenance and repairs.

Urbaneer launches compact housing model for Michigan

Urbaneer is bringing its Tioga Series home to Michigan to meet the needs of a growing number of property owners looking for compact housing solutions.

Custer opens new showroom in downtown Kalamazoo

Custer held a grand opening for its new showroom and meeting space on the 15th floor of the new Exchange Building in downtown Kalamazoo.

Volunteers to build new playground at Mel Trotter

Volunteers from a trio of local organizations will gather to build a state-of-the-art playground in just six hours at Mel Trotter next week.

Blackford Capital, Boston Trade acquire Design Environments

A local private equity firm has partnered with a large interior solutions company to acquire an interior design and architecture firm. 

F&V co-founder dies

Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) announced the passing of co-founder Steven R. Vanden Brink at the age of 66. The Grand Rapids professional engineer started F&V with longtime friend and business partner Larry Fleis on Jan. 13, 1993.

Faith Hospice continues virtual bereavement services

Faith Hospice is continuing to use a virtual platform to provide bereavement services to families who are grieving the loss of a loved one after the pandemic forced its support groups to meet families where they were, both physically and emotionally.

Tech firm puts remote workers on better networks

As COVID-19-related shutdowns force businesses to pivot toward remote work, the kind of network they are running on becomes a critical — but often overlooked — component of the switch.

Garage Bar & Grill plans second location in Ada

The owners of a longtime Monroe North restaurant and bar are planning to add a location in Ada this fall.

Ronald McDonald House announces facility upgrades

A nonprofit is nearing the end of a 17-room renovation at its local facility to better support families traveling to Grand Rapids for their children’s medical or mental health treatment.

Beauty in the eye of the beer-holder

City Built Brewing Co. came out like a lion in March when USA Today published its 10Best Readers Choice Awards for 2021.

Teen rebrands, expands apparel company

Eion Jackson is one of those rare high school seniors who knows exactly what he’s going to do with his life, and he’s already making it happen.

Fencing company announces first Midwest franchise in Grand Rapids

Superior Fence & Rail welcomed Phillip Haan and Kyle Brinks as the owners of its first Midwest franchise.

Blackford Capital portfolio company merges to create new entity

A provider of interior design, procurement and project management services for the hospitality industry is merging with a similar company to create a new entity under the Blackford Capital umbrella.

Custer marks 40 years in business

Not every business can stay family owned as the years fly by, but Custer has continued to grow and flourish in its second generation of leadership.

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