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Former Steelcase Inc. CEO James Hackett was named interim athletic director today at the University of Michigan, succeeding the embattled Dave Brandon, who resigned earlier in the day.

Publicly traded restaurant operator Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. is serving up quick, steady growth as it acquires Wendy’s hamburger franchises across the country. And it’s hungry for more.

Privately-held Iron Mountain-based Northern Star Industries Inc. announced Monday that it plans to sell off its BOSS snow and ice management business business to Bloomington, Minn.-based The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC), according to a statement.

The $88.2 million acquisition of Founder Financial Corp. in Grand Rapids by Old National Bancorp now heads toward a 2015 closing date after receiving regulatory and shareholders approvals.

MPI Research Inc. plans to expand into early-stage clinical studies with the acquisition of the assets of Jasper Clinical Research and Development Inc. in Kalamazoo.

Earlier this month, the first six-packs of Lucky Girl Brewing Co.’s signature products started rolling out to Meijer stores and other retailers across Michigan.

When nonprofits need to find ways to work more efficiently and effectively, the answer could be as simple as tapping into the organization’s board of directors for advice or direction.

An $850,000 investment will help Grand Rapids-based Tetra Discovery Partners LLC move into clinical trials next year for a drug under development to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

As U.S. manufacturing activity continues to inch upward, the sector is contributing to growth among packaging firms nationwide and in West Michigan.

As production for the 2015 model year of vehicles ramps up, one West Michigan automotive supplier has capitalized on a recent capacity expansion to accommodate growth.

An increasing appetite for renewable energy across North America has prompted one manufacturer of solar energy components to expand its production outside of the Golden State.

Over the last five years, health systems across West Michigan and nationally have taken steps to correct a key problem they diagnosed within their footprint of medical office buildings.

Venture capital deal flow in Michigan in 2014 lags the pace of investment last year, although a single large investment in the spring has the total amount invested through the third quarter exceeding all of last year.

Mark Kolanowski assumes the chairmanship of the Community Bankers of Michigan as consolidation in the industry begins to pick up, driven by the rising costs of complying with federal regulations enacted from the 2008 financial crisis and the current period of “tepid” economic growth.

As volumes grew during the past year, the U.S. Small Business Administration has again decided to waive fees for loans of less than $150,000 that are made under its primary lending program.

After successfully executing its first-ever merger this summer, Mercantile Bank Corp. remains open to further deals in the future.

Pennock Health Services in Hastings could become the next community health system to affiliate with Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to review a $6.1 million judgment against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan over fees hidden in a self-insured contract with an auto supplier clears the way for several similar cases to proceed.

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