Author: Nick Manes

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Downtown could soon see its first African American-owned bar and restaurant in years. The board of the city's Downtown Developme... [Read More]
The backlash against the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce over its controversial endorsement of GOP Michigan gubernatorial candida... [Read More]
Over the last several years, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has sought to make diversity and inclusion a key part of its mis... [Read More]
Just months after rebranding its downtown Rockford location as Rockford Riverside Grille, Essence Restaurant Group has announced it will ce... [Read More]
Epicurean Village project aims to transform downtown Spring Lake SPRING LAKE — The village of Spring Lake, located just east of Grand Haven in northwe... [Read More]
West Michigan developers are taking notice of a new tax deferral mechanism intended to spur investment in both urban and rural areas, even if they... [Read More]
Longtime editor, sales exec depart publications in wake of sale GRAND RAPIDS — The acquisition this month of Gemini Corp.'s assets by a Southeast Mich... [Read More]
GRAND RAPIDS –– The Associated Builders and Contractors West Michigan chapter (ABC) held its 32nd annual Excellence in Construction Awards on Thu... [Read More]
The Hinman Co.'s scaled-back hotel project in the city's central business district received a financial boost this morning. The board o... [Read More]
HopCat's 17th location overall - and its second in Grand Rapids — comes as an "experiment" of sorts for the growing chain of craft... [Read More]
The first thing you should know about me is that I really dislike heights. I didn't make it 200 feet into an attempt to walk... [Read More]
A Southeast Michigan publisher has acquired the Grand Rapids Business Journal, Grand Rapids Magazine and other titles from Ge... [Read More]
GRAND RAPIDS — A key economic development program aimed at bolstering entrepreneurial activity in the Grand Rapids area will have a new adm... [Read More]
While Detroit's record-setting municipal bankruptcy may be a distant memory, many business leaders around the state still view the financial health of... [Read More]
As a veteran attorney representing Michigan cities, townships and villages, Mark Nettleton says his clients mostly find themselves on solid fiscal foo... [Read More]
A recent investment in a Grand Rapids office complex could serve as the template for what executives hope will become a new platform for West... [Read More]
A development group hopes that a small mixed-use project will fill a long-time hole in the city's Heartside neighborhood south of downt... [Read More]
At the opening today of Bridge Street Market, Meijer Inc.'s first foray in decades into smaller, neighborhood grocery stores, company e... [Read More]
GRAND RAPIDS –– One of downtown Grand Rapids' signature skyscrapers will be given a new look in the coming years. Beginning next year, the 29-story,... [Read More]
West Michigan's retail sector continues to attract investment from outside the state amid an active real estate market. Case in... [Read More]
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