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Rockford Brewing Company Inc. co-owner Seth Rivard has a new way to get his company’s craft beers into the hands of patrons at local watering holes.

Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) yesterday elected former Steelcase Inc. CEO James Hackett as its non-executive chairman.

Developers plan to convert one of Grand Rapids’ oldest office buildings into 40 market-rate apartments and an extended-stay hotel — and maintain some of its existing commercial tenants.

Advocates of using crowdfunding to raise capital for small businesses are preparing to get the word out on how the practice works now that it has been legalized in Michigan.

Leaders in the nonprofit community are closely monitoring a movement at the federal level to reform the current tax policies. That’s because the impact of those reforms could affect charitable deductions and the ways individuals donate to the nonprofit sector.

The massive security breaches that compromised credit and debit card data for millions of holiday shoppers across the U.S. last year prompted a push for improving payment systems and tightening regulations.

Tom Edmonds is not against crowdfunding as a tool to make equity investments in small businesses. He just worries that it could lead to more people getting scammed.

After lawmakers reworked their repeal of Michigan’s personal property tax law to remove one potential source of opposition, tax reform proponents have now turned their focus to passing an August ballot proposal that’s required to make the changes stick.

Bronson Methodist Hospital’s opening of a new walk-in medical clinic at the Meijer Inc. store in Portage brings a growing health care trend to West Michigan, one that’s altering how patients access care.

As an architect, Nate Gillette was instrumental in the design of several key projects in Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood. He later went on to lead the sustainability focused division of a local energy and environmental firm.

Over the last 13 years, Mike Goorhouse got to know many different aspects of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, having volunteered for various committees and task forces and serving as the organization’s vice president of donor development since January 2012.

As automakers look to shed weight from their vehicles in the pursuit greater efficiency, they’re increasingly turning to alternatives such as aluminum to replace steel throughout the supply chain.

Patients in Michigan lack the necessary information to make informed decisions about their health care.

A new crowdfunding portal wants to encourage everyday people to invest in Michigan-based real estate projects that support startups and small businesses.

The forecast for significant growth in the office furniture industry could bring some rewarding and potentially challenging times for the West Michigan base of suppliers.

Experts predict mobile payment technologies will become even more mainstream as businesses and consumers move away from traditional processes. Technology research and advisory company Gartner reported an expected 44-percent growth in the use of global mobile payment transactions for 2013.

Dr. David Rosen has resigned as president of Kendall College of Art and Design effective 5 p.m. today.

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