Grand Rapids

Baker College Of Jackson Cyber Defense Team Wins State Title, Advances To Regional

Students from Baker College of Jackson won the Michigan Collegiate Cyber Defense competition in Grand Rapids. The 10-member team competed against teams from colleges and universities throughout the state and will represent Michigan at the Midwest regional competition, March 28-29, in Palos Hills, Ill.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2014

Dematic iQ

Logistics Equipment Manufacturer Releases Cloud-Based Inventory Management Software

Dematic, the Grand Rapids-based United States operation of the logistics equipment manufacturer based in Luxembourg, has rolled out Dematic iQ, software that extends beyond traditional warehouse control systems into knowledge-based logistics optimization.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2014

Ex-Lunch Aide Gets Jail In Student Beating Case

An ex-lunchroom aide who authorities say paid students to beat up a fourth-grader has been sentenced to 7 days in jail and a year of probation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2014

The Wright Kay building in downtown Detroit. Wikimedia Commons photo.

Tech Consultants C/D/H Move Southeast Michigan Offices To Downtown Detroit

The Grand Rapids-based technology consulting firm C/D/H has moved its southeast Michigan office from Royal Oak to downtown Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2014

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Consumers Energy, Green Building Council Sponsor Energy Contests

Consumers Energy is encouraging businesses from the Indiana line to the Upper Peninsula to save energy by sponsoring the West Michigan Battle of the Buildings, a friendly competition that will run through the rest of this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2014

President and CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corporation Michael Finney is trying to help bridge the talent gap in Michigan. (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

2-Day Economic Summit Highlights Michigan Employment

The summit will also feature pitches by job seekers and presentations on best practices that are being used currently.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2014

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Police Stake-Out Nets Arrest In String Of Gas Thefts

More than 40 large thefts of gasoline, diesel fuel and equipment have been reported in the Grand Rapids area since October.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2014

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ) File

Forbes Lists Detroit, Warren Among Most Affordable Cities In U.S.

The Midwest dominated the Top 20 list.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2014

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan Economic Index Perks Up — Except For Hiring

The West Michigan industrial economy experienced continued growth in the latest survey of corporate purchasing managers conducted by Brian G. Long, director of supply management research at Grand Valley State Univeresity’s Seidman College of Business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014

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Lots Of Hiring Coming This Spring, Manpower Survey Says

Employers in the Detroit area, West Michigan and the state as a whole are expected to hire at a brisk pace during the second quarter, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey, released Tuesday by the Milwaukee, Wis.-based temporary help firm Manpower Inc.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

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