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Nick Manes

Nick Manes

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Grand Rapids-based alternative energy developer Sustainable Partners LLC (Spart) has been selected to build its second biodigester in Coopersville.

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Q&A: Angela Steil, Gravity Taphouse Grille

After leaving a career as a model in New York City to become the youngest certified cicerone in the country, 21-year-old Angela Steil gets to talk about craft beer all day long. She’s now the in-house cicerone at the newly-opened Gravity Taphouse on the East Beltline Avenue in Grand Rapids, operated by Redwater Restaurant Group LLC. In that role, Steil’s job is to help customers navigate the restaurant’s extensive craft beer selections. She spoke with MiBiz about her role of taking Beer City USA patrons on an educational journey through craft beer.

Executives at West Michigan technology firms generally fall into two “diametrically opposed” camps when it comes to outlining employment agreements for their workers.

In small towns across Michigan, development has shifted away from traditional downtown districts in recent years. But a number of cities hope to lure developers back to Main Street with support from the state’s placemaking incentives — and beer.

Grand Rapids $15 million pre-seed capital fund Start Garden LLC will soon have a new home, according to news release. Construction is underway for its new “Startup Village,” on the second floor of the Trust Building at the corner of Ottawa Avenue and Pearl Street in downtown Grand Rapids.

ArtPrize Grand Rapids has signed an agreement with Dallas to effectively license the Artprize brand and technology platform to the Texas city starting in 2016.

Grand Rapids-based Pioneer Construction Co. and Grand Valley State University came away with the most honors as part of this year’s Excellence In Construction Awards presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Western Michigan Chapter.

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