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West Mich. Sports Commission manages through cancellations, lost visitor spending
GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan Sports Commission took measures to create a safer work environment at its office, which was newly opened in November of last year before the springtime COVID-19 pandemic sent staff home to work remotely.
MiBiz Growth Report: June 21, 2020
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Grand Rapids youth program will temporarily employ 1,000 residents
GRAND RAPIDS — A youth employment program will launch this summer, employing 1,000 Grand Rapids residents ages 15-21.
Kent County initiative to compile health screening data from employers
GRAND RAPIDS — A public-private partnership launched this week aims to compile health screening data from hundreds of Kent County companies in an effort to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Soldadera Coffee co-owner expands business from side hustle to full-time gig
GRAND RAPIDS — For the family-owned startup Soldadera Coffee LLC, the COVID-19 crisis has brought an unexpected opportunity.
Meijer gift could boost MSU med school philanthropy
The $19.5 million contribution from Doug Meijer and the Meijer Foundation could generate “incredible” benefits for cancer research and treatment and boost philanthropy for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Meijer exec to lead Fresh Thyme as CEO departs
WALKER — Chris Sherrell, a veteran grocery executive who worked with Meijer Inc. to launch the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market concept in 2012, has stepped down from the company.
Muskegon firm taps into growing $3.5 billion sparkling water market
MUSKEGON — The origin of HyVIDA Brands Inc. goes back six or seven years when Rick Smith took a taste of sparkling water.
Growth Report: Oct. 26, 2019
MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 26, 2019.
Meijer family donates $19.5 million for new MSU facility in downtown Grand Rapids
Doug Meijer, the former co-chairman of Meijer Inc., and the Meijer Foundation are giving $19.5 million to Michigan State University for a new facility on the College of Human Medicine’s research campus in downtown Grand Rapids, MiBiz has learned.
New partners seek to end farmworker exploitation
Working under the hot summer sun, Ricardo Martinez and Yolanda Garrido concentrated on meeting their quota. They lost track of the hours, but bucket-by-bucket, seven days a week, they picked blueberries at a farm in Southwest Michigan.
Momentum continues for apartment development across Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — Developers of apartments in Grand Rapids are still seeing high demand for market-rate units.
Municipalities hope for legislation on dark-store loophole
When Meijer Inc. last month nearly halved the taxable value of its 195,000-square-foot store in Marquette just a year after it opened, the move set off an outcry from advocates for local government.
EEOC sues Meijer over alleged ADA violations
WALKER — A federal agency has accused supercenter retailer Meijer Inc. of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act over its treatment of an employee at a store in Oakland County in Southeast Michigan.
‘Perfect fit:’ Gun Lake Investments invests in Stockbridge project amid push into real estate deals
GRAND RAPIDS — Tribally-owned Gun Lake Investments is making an active push into the West Michigan commercial real estate market with an investment in a high-profile redevelopment and three property acquisitions so far this year, MiBiz has learned.
Low vacancies, high interest remain along Grand Rapids’ traditional retail corridors
Despite a range of threats and challenges, including very low vacancy rates market-wide, West Michigan’s traditional shopping corridors continue to thrive.
Contaminated GR gas station gets grant for redevelopment
GRAND RAPIDS — A contaminated former gas station property in Grand Rapids will be redeveloped after being receiving brownfield funding from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
Reacting to consumer demands, Meijer ramps up tech initiatives
DETROIT — Meijer Inc. largely functions as a brick-and-mortar operation, but the supercenter retailer increasingly is taking cues from tech companies as it implements new ways of serving customers.
Affordable housing development moves forward on Grand Rapids’ west side
GRAND RAPIDS — The Bridge Street corridor west of downtown Grand Rapids continues to serve as a magnet for new housing options.
Meijer plans gas station next to Bridge Street Market
Walker-based grocery retailer Meijer Inc. hopes to build a new gas station adjacent to its recently-opened Bridge Street Market west of downtown.
Nonprofits turn to food businesses for revenue streams
Cookies made by volunteers and residents of Degage Ministries are providing people with tasty treats and helping the organization access much-needed funding.
GR Chamber faces backlash over LGBT concerns after Schuette endorsement
Over the last several years, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has sought to make diversity and inclusion a key part of its mission and culture.
MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 17, 2018
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MiBiz Growth Report: September 4, 2018
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Meijer opens Bridge Street Market, announces similar store in downtown Lansing
At the opening today of Bridge Street Market, Meijer Inc.’s first foray in decades into smaller, neighborhood grocery stores, company executives say they’re “bullish” on the format and plan more similar stores, including in Michigan.
Mercy Health deal for medical group expands presence in growing Ottawa County
GRAND HAVEN — A deal for North Ottawa Community Health System’s medical group raises Mercy Health’s presence in the growing Ottawa County market where it’s been investing for a few years.
West Michigan grocery retailers shift to tech-driven marketing initiatives
Spurred on by changing consumer shopping habits, West Michigan grocery retailers want to make the task of shopping less of a “chore” by leveraging new technology-driven initiatives.
Spectrum Health pilots retail clinic at new Hudsonville Meijer store
HUDSONVILLE — The newest Meijer Inc. store in West Michigan includes a first for the region: a retail-based medical clinic operated by Spectrum Health.
Brewery execs question craft beer’s emerging two-tiered pricing strategy
Stroll through the beer aisle at some West Michigan grocery supercenters and you might notice a bit of gold tucked between the red, white and blue cases of Budweiser and MillerCoors brands.
Q&A: Stacie Behler, Meijer Inc.
Stacie Behler wants to see more women in top leadership roles at West Michigan companies and nonprofits. The Meijer executive in charge of public affairs and corporate communications — and the retailer’s former senior legal counsel — was recently honored by the Michigan Women’s Foundation with its Woman of Courage and Achievement award. The statewide organization focuses on accelerating women’s entrepreneurship, developing the next generation of women leaders and furthering policy issues relevant to women in the state, including a campaign to end the backlog of untested rape kits in Detroit. In accepting the award, Behler put particular emphasis on the mentoring and development of young women and nurturing more female business leaders. She discussed the topics before a crowd of more than 800 people in mid April when she received the award, as well as in an interview with MiBiz following the luncheon ceremony.