Archive for: February, 2014

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Learn the craft or hire for experience? West Michigan craft distilleries take two paths to ramp up production (MiBiz)

When the founders of Long Road Distillers LLC decided to bring in an experienced professional to manage the launch of its spirits production later this year, they realized they needed to look beyond the local talent pool for help. That realization led partners Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor to recruit Brian Pribyl as the…

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New developments breathe life into GR’s west side neighborhood (MiBiz)

As new developments spring up throughout Grand Rapids’ west side neighborhood, the district is at the center of a concerted effort by a range of business interests looking to revitalize a long-neglected part of the city. Companies ranging from new breweries and restaurants to upscale retail stores and residential developers have invested tens of millions…

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