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Perdue Farms Plans $27 Million Investment in Oceana County Facility

GRAND RAPIDS and SHELBY, Mich. — Perdue Farms, a fourth-generation, family owned U.S. food and agriculture company based in Salisbury, Md., plans to invest over $27 million to renovate...

Late-Night Deal Nets Tentative Agreement to Avert Railroad Strike

A tentative agreement between railroad companies and their unions reached in the early hours of Thursday morning avoids a potentially crippling railway strike.

Kellogg Names Leadership Team for New Cereal Company

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Kellogg Company announced several key appointments to the future leadership team of North America Cereal Co.: • Gary Pilnick to serve as Chief Executive Officer • Dave...

Noted Chef Hired to Manage Culinary Direction of Garage Bar & Grill and Graydon’s...

GRAND RAPIDS – Garage Bar & Grill and Graydon’s Crossing owner and operator Kevin Farhat has hired well-known chef Joe Peebles to oversee all culinary operations for the two...

Business Owners Scrambling For New Hires, Looking For Ways to Keep Current Workers Happy

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings nationwide hit a record 9.3 million in April. That has left business owners scrambling to find new hires and to keep the people they've got happy.

Lakeland Fresh Farms Brings Hydroponically Grown Greens to Metro Detroit

Lakeland Fresh Farms has opened a metro Detroit location, bringing hydroponically grown greens to local stores around the area.

Detroit company expands recreational cannabis delivery

Detroit-based 3Fifteen has expanded its service and provided the first recreational cannabis delivery service in the city.

Midwest Favorite Portillo’s Brings Its Chicago-Style Hot Dogs to First Michigan Location

Portillo's is bringing it's popular Chicago style – with a Michigan twist – to Sterling Heights next month.

Paczki Bakeries Hope Hungry Customers Will Come Out for This Midwestern ‘Fat Tuesday’ Treat

Even the pandemic is unlikely to slow down the desire for the traditional "Fat Tuesday" treat, the paczki.

If You Make It, They Will Buy: Detroit City Distillery’s Paczki Day Vodka Sells...

It only took 22 minutes for Detroit City Distillery to sell out the 2021 version of its wildly popular Paczki Day Vodka.

Bottles Nation, Beverage-Tasting Event Firm, Leaves Windy City for the Motor City

Bottles Nation moves its team of sommeliers and mixologists from Chicago to the Motor City.

Southwest Detroit Lights Up the New Year with Debut of Luminarias, an Exclusive Outdoor...

The luminaria, offered by the Southwest Detroit Business Association, creates a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or even an everyday meal.

Detroit City Distillery Brings Back Its Celebrated Paczki Day Vodka with a Twist for...

It was popular last year, so Detroit City Distillery is bringing back its Paczki Day Vodka again this year. Order it on their website starting Feb. 1.

Lake Superior State University Awarded Grant from U.S. Forest Service to Create Local Green...

Lake Superior State University's St. Mary's River Green Stormwater Demonstration Project is one of 27 recently funded projects through the U.S. Forest Service’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Michigan’s Restaurant Owners Working Overtime to Survive During State’s Indoor Dining Ban

Restaurants are already struggling during the pandemic. Owners are saying the state's ban on indoor-dining is making things harder.

Survey: Hospitality Industry ‘In Turmoil,’ Looks to 2021 for Recovery

The hospitality industry, particularly restaurants and hotels, is "in turmoil," according to a recent survey, and worried about surviving the next few months.

Michigan Restaurants Look to New Year’s Events, 2021 in Hopes of Better Days and...

Michigan restaurants, hoping to escape the clutches of the coronavirus pandemic, are hoping to regain what the COVID response has taken from them.

Grand Rapids-Based Black Calder Makes a Big Splash with Its New Beer and Partnerships

They met at a business conference, and now the owners of the state's first Black-owned brewery recently celebrated their first major product launch.

Experts: Struggling Restaurant Industry Likely to Turn to Innovation to Save on Costs, Labor...

Experts say diners are likely to see innovations in their restaurants -- including robots -- as owners figure out their strategy moving forward.

Michigan’s Wine Makers, Tasting Rooms Learning How to Adapt to a Busy Yet Challenging...

Michigan wine is a growing business with wineries adding new kinds of beverages alongside their namesake vintages, boosting tourism with agri-tainment and development events that draw connoisseurs from around...
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