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Elijah Brumback

Elijah Brumback

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The job market for nonresidential construction in Grand Rapids grew at a faster clip since 2011 than in most metropolitan areas across the country.

Sunday, 27 April 2014 22:00

Q&A: Jennifer Owens, Lakeshore Advantage

Jennifer Owens will take the reigns of Lakeshore Advantage on May 5, replacing former president Randy Thelen who led the organization for 10 years and left this year for a position in Nebraska.

A new generation of donors, acute needs and increasingly blurred lines between profit and nonprofit enterprises are reshaping the philanthropic landscape.

A Manistee-based farm and winery wants to cash in some of its prime real estate and use the proceeds to fund its expansion and help meet the growing demand for Michigan-made ciders and wines.

Connecticut-based online travel services provider The Priceline Group Inc. is expanding its existing call center facilities for Booking.com in the city of Wyoming.

Michigan wants to roll out the welcome mat for large, logistics-intensive companies that need access to different modes of transportation to move goods.

Worklab by Custer is developing an alternative office space environment for a newly renovated downtown Grand Rapids office building. Worklab, a separate company formed under the Custer Inc. banner, recently inked a deal with developer Franklin Partners LLC to create 10,000 square feet of co-working space on the second floor of the 99 Monroe building.

 Chemical Bank looks to bolster its presence in West Michigan with its first downtown Grand Rapids branch.

Developers plan to convert one of Grand Rapids’ oldest office buildings into 40 market-rate apartments and an extended-stay hotel — and maintain some of its existing commercial tenants.

As an architect, Nate Gillette was instrumental in the design of several key projects in Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood. He later went on to lead the sustainability focused division of a local energy and environmental firm.

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