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Displaying items by tag: Construction Simplified

Friday, 10 June 2022 14:24

Muskegon Museum of Art to break ground on $11.2M expansion with spotlight on art by women

MUSKEGON — The Muskegon Museum of Art has received an extensive painting collection by women artists and more than $11 million in cash donations to launch an expansion that will more than double the size of the museum.

Published in Nonprofits
Wednesday, 16 February 2022 12:58

Barrio taco restaurant set to open this spring in downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Barrio, a Cleveland-based taco chain with multiple locations in Michigan, is expected to open this spring on the first floor of the historic Helmer Building in downtown Grand Rapids.

Sunday, 13 February 2022 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: February 14, 2022

Here is a snapshot of company activity from our February 14, 2022 print edition.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 02 February 2022 14:41

Construction firm, cannabis company partner on new commercial development on GR’s west side

GRAND RAPIDS — Construction Simplified plans to move and expand its offices in Grand Rapids in preparation of eventually growing its presence across the country. 

Sunday, 02 January 2022 18:10

Construction exec says effective communication necessary to lead through pandemic

Brent Gibson, president of Grand Rapids-based Construction Simplified, said his leadership has been tested by COVID-19 and all of its repercussions for the construction industry, but he believes the pandemic has made him a better leader. Gibson has found that clear communication with his team has been a crucial aspect to leading effectively. In a year filled with many obstacles for the construction industry, Construction Simplified is branching out into new projects, planning to grow its small firm of 10 people, and move into a new office space. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 04 July 2021 16:45

Contractors adapt to remain active amid high commodities costs, labor challenges

Developers and contractors see some light at the end of the tunnel as sky-high prices for lumber and other construction commodities begin to decrease from peaks during the pandemic. 


Sunday, 01 March 2020 18:30

After 616 Lofts fallout, Coppess attempts a comeback

GRAND RAPIDS — A little more than a year after his flagship company removed him as a manager and declared bankruptcy, developer Derek Coppess has re-emerged on the scene with a new real estate venture. 

Friday, 31 January 2020 05:00

Fluresh plans Feb. 7 opening for first GR medical marijuana provisioning center

GRAND RAPIDS — Fluresh LLC plans to open the first licensed medical marijuana provisioning center in Grand Rapids on Feb. 7 in the former Benteler Automotive plant on the city’s southwest side.

Sunday, 12 January 2020 17:10

Partners plan mixed-use project in GR’s Creston neighborhood, but questions remain

GRAND RAPIDS — Partners including the founder of now-bankrupt 616 Lofts LLC have launched a new venture that is proposing a mixed-use housing development in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood.


Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

Zoning to blame for vacant storefronts?

GRAND RAPIDS — Moving into a larger ground-floor space in the prominent Harris Building on South Division Avenue gave a boost to business at Little Space Studio LLC.

Friday, 14 June 2019 11:15

Foundation awarded state funding to add housing to downtown Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo-based Jim Gilmore Jr. Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to add housing to downtown Kalamazoo.