Former Founders chairman pursues ‘future of farming’ with hydroponic lettuce company

February 9th, 2020

By: TOM HENDERSON     What's one to do after selling a highly successful brewery to a Spanish...

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Hudsonville business donates gear to teenage athletes

February 5th, 2020

By: Alyssa Hearin WYOMING, Mich. — Young girls' bodies go through several changes throughout...

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Peter Secchia, Mike Jandernoa receiving Economic Club of Grand Rapids top awards

May 24th, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Peter Secchia and Mike Jandernoa will be this year's honorees when the Economic Club of Grand Rap...

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Inside Track: VonMyhr’s mission: Access to tech Co-founder and CEO of Tech Defenders repairs laptops and tablets for school districts, donates technology to underprivileged students.

May 3rd, 2019

Garry VonMyhr and his partners opened the first physical Genius Phone Repair with about $9,000, half of which went to ju...

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Caterpillar Inc. deal could double size of Grand Rapids start-up

January 28th, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A Grand Rapids start-up has landed a deal with Caterpillar Inc. that is expected to nearly double...

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Top biz leaders advise second-stage execs in GR mentoring program

January 28th, 2016

Todd Folkert needed a mentor, if only to have someone to talk to who understood what it's like to run a growing business...

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Top biz leaders advise second-stage execs in GR mentoring program

September 10th, 2013

Todd Folkert needed a mentor, if only to have someone to talk to who understood what it's like to run a growing business...

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Gov. Rick Snyder lauds Grand Rapids CEO mentoring program

August 29th, 2013

When it comes to mentoring, Gov. Rick Snyder said he only has one rule: You have to pass it on. “If you find this o...

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Mike Jandernoa’s business mentoring program looking for next class of entrepreneurs

April 22nd, 2013

When Wayne Visbeen asked about joining Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring, founder Mike Jandernoa asked him if he was i...

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Mentoring for the CEOs

May 22nd, 2012

Unless you are responsible for making payroll for your company, you don’t know what the responsibility is like. B...

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