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Joe Boomgaard

Joe Boomgaard

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GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash Co. has to overcome a key hurdle in attracting craft beer shoppers to the retailer’s high-end D&W Fresh Market Breton Village store. 

According to the most recent state jobs data, wages for manufacturing production workers in May sunk to their lowest levels in the last 12 years as the average hours worked dipped to the lowest point since 2009. Meanwhile, the number of people working in manufacturing hit its highest level in almost a decade.

A trademark lawsuit involving two drug companies in West Michigan has been settled out of court, according to documents filed yesterday in federal court.

A West Michigan attorney is among a group of legal professionals nationwide hoping to raise the bar for advising the growing craft beverage industry.

The craft beer industry in Michigan essentially started with Larry Bell in 1985 launching what would become Bell’s Brewery Inc. Since then, and especially over the last decade, the industry has taken off in West Michigan and beyond. 

If ever there was a sign that the craft beer business has matured, it’s that the money has finally showed up and taken an interest in the industry.

Commercial real estate and craft beverage industry stories dominated the list of most-read articles posted on MiBiz.com in the first quarter. However, enterprise reporting on issues ranging from higher education, health care and entrepreneurial services also proved popular among readers.

GRAND RAPIDS — A statute in Grand Rapids’ noise ordinance that the city used to prosecute the owners of the Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grille was unconstitutionally vague, according to a ruling issued last week by the Michigan Court of Appeals. 

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