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When Garrick Pohl moved Zipments to New York City three years ago, the startup thrust itself into an ideal major metropolitan market to prove out and refine its concept. But as the mobile courier service provider looks to grow, the company is moving its operations back to West Michigan for the region’s talent pool and its affordability.

After more than four decades, there will be a new leader with the title of CEO at Grand Rapids-based manufacturer Cascade Engineering Inc.

For eight years, Paula Kerger has worked to grow viewership and diversify the programming portfolio of the Public Broadcasting Service alongside the evolving media landscape. As the role of broadcast media develops, PBS has found its niche partly in educational programming. 

If Muskegon and four other communities around the nation actually manage to find their Way to Wellville over the span of the five-year program, they could very well offer a national roadmap for attacking a fundamental cause of high health care costs.

The concept behind the nonprofit KConnect is so focused on the macro level that it can be difficult at times to describe the organization in detail.

While the economic recovery certainly helped bolster tourism numbers in West Michigan so far this year, a steady Pure Michigan advertising push from the state and community level helped bring in regional visitors, particularly from out-of-state markets.

Continued development activity around the new Cabela’s Inc. store in Grandville serves as a microcosm of a larger trend in big-box retail development in greater Grand Rapids.

Fewer submissions for the Honors Awards presented by the Grand Rapids chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAGR) probably translates into good news for the West Michigan industry as a whole.

Most automotive component suppliers want to grow over time, and that usually entails adding manufacturing capacity, whether by adding on to an existing plant, building a brand new facility, buying a building or acquiring a company.

Automotive supplier Plasan Carbon Composites Inc. has a major challenge on its hands.

As automakers embrace lightweighting as a key strategy to meet more stringent efficiency standards, that’s led to a shift toward new materials and new production processes designed to take unneeded mass out of vehicles.

The quarterly outlook for the office furniture industry tempered expectations again for this year, as a period of slow growth continues. However, the industry is still projected to pick up a bit during the latter half of the year and into 2015.

One new journey toward improving the health and wellbeing of Muskegon County residents encompasses far more than creating greater access to medical care.

Muskegon Community College plans to buy the former Muskegon Chronicle building at 981 Third Street for its long-awaited downtown campus, MiBiz has learned. 

Buying and successfully implementing a business management system can be one of the most expensive, stressful, labor-intensive and business-critical projects a company will ever take on.

The Charter Group in Grand Rapids changed its name to Charter Capital Partners and formed a new Financial Institutions Practice in partnership with Olejniczak Advisors in Grosse Pointe Farms in suburban Detroit, a consulting firm specializing in transaction advisory, valuation and strategic consulting.

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