Startup architecture firm founder sees new design trends, need for inclusion in wake of pandemic

Zachary Verhulst started Grand Rapids-based PURE Architects in August, about five months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Verhulst — who was named the 2019 Young Architect of the Year by the American Institute…

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Grand Rapids economic development group working to improve the success rates for Black businesses plans HQ

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) is still aggressively working on plans to construct the organization’s first-ever headquarters on the city’s Southeast Side, according Jamiel Robinson, founder and chief executive…

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