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Mentoring Monday lets women from across Michigan connect, support one another

February 23, 2021

Women from across Michigan met virtually this week to meet, share ideas and support one other in both career and personal goals. The virtual Mentoring Monday events, hosted by Advance Local and MLive Media Group, were held Monday, Feb. 22. Last year’s event, which… Read More

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GR-based VC fund targeting minority-owned companies raises $8.5M in first year

January 26, 2021

The venture capital fund formed a year ago in Grand Rapids to invest in minority-owned businesses has netted $8.5 million in commitments from investors and aims to hit $10 million this year. The amount raised to date far surpassed the $5 million first-year fundraising goal for the New Community Transformation… Read More

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Grand Rapids investment fund for minority-owned businesses raises $8.5M

January 26, 2021

An investment fund designed to strengthen minority-owned businesses in West Michigan has raised $8.5 million since it was publicly announced in January 2020. “This fund aims to create a more diverse economy and drive economic prosperity in West Michigan’s communities of… Read More

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Pandemic amplifies talent shortage, lack of diversity in construction industry

November 23, 2020

West Michigan’s construction industry has long faced a talent shortage fueled by a worker exodus during the 2008 recession, stigma around going into skilled trades, and firms failing to recruit a diverse workforce.  The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these ongoing issues for West Michigan construction… Read More

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Wolverine Building Group adds six employees

October 12, 2020

Wolverine Building Group announced the addition of six new team members. Michael Van Schelven joined the team as a senior project manager, Alan Bussey as a superintendent, Matthew Moilanen as a carpenter, Travis Wierenga as an iron worker, and Donald Norton and Kristopher Bostic as laborers. Read More

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Enprotech Industrial Technologies Expands Mfc Ops

September 15, 2020

Enprotech Industrial Technologies will complete a significant expansion project at its facility located at 16740 Industrial Parkway in Lansing, Michigan. The expanded facility will add 43,500 square feet of manufacturing space to the existing 35,000 square foot building, more than doubling the size of the Industrial Parkway operations, and… Read More

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Enprotech announces expansion, consolidation of Lansing operations

September 14, 2020

Enprotech Industrial Technologies, which specializes in metal forming and steel manufacturing equipment solutions, today announced an expansion at its existing Lansing facility. Enprotech — which offers repairs, rebuilds, modernization, field service and new manufacturing solutions — will add 43,500 square feet of manufacturing space to its facility at 16740 Industrial… Read More

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West Side GR development to house Interphase Interiors, Haworth showroom

September 10, 2020

Interior design company and Haworth Inc. dealer Interphase Interiors is relocating its downtown headquarters to the ground floor of a $5 million office building under construction along the Leonard Street business corridor on the city’s West Side. When completed, the building will serve as a design lab for workplace research and demonstrate customized work… Read More

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Haworth, Interphase announce new design center on Grand Rapids’ West Side

September 10, 2020

The Leonard Street business corridor is getting a new addition next year. Holland-based office manufacturer Haworth and Grand Rapids-based interior designer Interphase Interiors held a joint press conference Thursday to announce for a design center at the Leonard Street Development, located at 415 Leonard St. The $5 million, three-story, multi-use… Read More

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Alro Plastics Preparing New Grand Rapids Location

July 28, 2020

Construction is underway for a new Grand Rapids location for Alro Plastics. Alro Plastics will occupy 65,000 square feet of a 160,000-square-foot facility located along M-6 in the Gerald R. Ford International Airport region in a new industrial park that features easy access to highways. The new… Read More

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