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ArtPrize launches its first sustainability initiatives

ArtPrize launches its first sustainability initiatives

ArtPrize kicked off its sixth year last week, and this year the annual open art competition, which will draw hundreds of thousands of attendees to downtown Grand Rapids over 19 days, has launched its first environmental sustainability initiatives.

Eastown apartment and retail project breaks ground

Eastown apartment and retail project breaks ground

GRAND RAPIDS, MI  Orion Construction broke ground on Monday, Sept. 22, for Eastown Flats, a mixed-use development that will bring apartments and retail to two vacant lots at 1400 Wealthy and 1415 Wealthy St. SE.

Group plans tiki restaurant and bar downtown

Group plans tiki restaurant and bar downtown

A bar group is planning to open a tiki-themed barbecue restaurant and bar downtown.

'Best Colleges' ranks West Michigan schools

'Best Colleges' ranks West Michigan schools

The final grades from U.S. News & World Report are in for colleges across West Michigan.

Delivering spaces that live larger

Delivering spaces that live larger

Rockford launches Urbaneer concept in west side development.

ArtPrize makes national 100 best list

ArtPrize makes national 100 best list

Dont be surprised to see tour buses rolling into downtown Grand Rapids for ArtPrize 2015, or even ArtPrize 2014, which begins Sept. 24.

Grand Rapids ranks No. 1 in access to medical care for children, study finds

Grand Rapids ranks No. 1 in access to medical care for children, study finds

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - In a study looking at access to pediatric care, Grand Rapids came out No. 1 in the nation, according to a physician-rating website.

Apple product retailer uploads in Michigan

Apple product retailer uploads in Michigan

Loyal Mac users should be happy to hear that an Apple product retailer is opening its first Michigan location this week.

GVSU-WMU survey shows family businesses serve as "ballast" for economy

GVSU-WMU survey shows family businesses serve as "ballast" for economy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  Family-owned business leaders in West Michigan are committed to the state, with more than 90 percent producing products and services within the state, according to survey results released by GVSU and WMU.

Family Matters: Study highlights importance of family owned businesses in local economy

Family Matters: Study highlights importance of family owned businesses in local economy

Until recently, the 106-year-old Irwin Seating Co. shared a trait with many family owned businesses: It lacked a formal succession plan that detailed the companys transition to the next generation of leadership.

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