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GRAND RAPIDS — Despite a prolonged, controversial and contested bankruptcy process, Grand Rapids-based Family Christian Stores has emerged from Chapter 11 with a humble growth strategy and the backing of nearly all of its former creditors.

Although fears over China’s stalling economy sent global stock markets reeling in late August, experts say the impact to West Michigan’s manufacturers will be complex — and not necessarily all negative.

As warning signs begin to emerge about the health of the global real estate industry, experts in West Michigan believe there’s not much reason to worry about the fundamentals of the local market — at least not yet.

WYOMING, Mich. — Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan PC wants to develop a new medical office building that will provide it a home on the southwest side of Kent County and enable it to serve a growing patient base in that area.

GRAND RAPIDS — United Bank of Michigan plans to enter the Ottawa County market early next year with a new branch in Jenison, the first step of what could become a broader footprint expansion for the bank over the next few years.

GRAND RAPIDS — Backed by a new joint venture with a Chinese supplier, one West Michigan belting manufacturer hopes to shore up its supply chain and expand its footprint in the North American market.

As reform alters the economic model for health care, Lorissa MacAllister sees changes as well in how new medical facilities are designed.

The globalized workforce has reshaped how universities in West Michigan and beyond educate their engineering students.

As manufacturers struggle to find talent to staff the open engineering positions they have today, some executives are taking a long-term view by focusing on ways to fill the talent pipeline with more people in the years ahead.

GRAND RAPIDS — A team of four Calvin College engineering program graduates are making waves with a product that’s a cross between a personal watercraft and a snowmobile.

As lawmakers in Lansing discuss new energy legislation, Michigan finds itself at the center of a nationwide debate.

KALAMAZOO — A new survey commissioned by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation  sheds light on the most pressing social issues within the county and the charitable giving habits of its residents.

As ArtPrize has grown each year in numbers, so too has the scale of many of the projects. SiTE:LAB’s annual, site-specific art installation is evidence of this. Each year, SiTE:LAB works with its curators and a group of global artists to take over a building for the duration of ArtPrize, allowing them to create a piece of art that complements the site.

SpartanNash announces second quarter earnings

Written by | Friday, 21 August 2015 09:04 |

Byron Center-based grocery retailer and food distributor SpartanNash Co. released its second quarter earnings late Wednesday, posting gains in operating profit and exceeding earnings expectations.

A little over a month after the owners of Kalamazoo Beer Exchange filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a North Carolina tech firm, the two companies have settled their differences out of court.

As retail customers and small business clients increasingly conduct transactions online or through mobile applications on their smartphones or tablets, those who visit a branch office tend to do more than make a quick deposit or withdrawal. By redesigning and adapting the offices, PNC seeks to stay ahead of the changing times.

The organization that heads Michigan’s new industrial design promotion effort hopes to launch a statewide design competition loosely based on Grand Rapids-based ArtPrize.

East Coast investors acquired The Lofts at 5 Lyon, a student housing and retail property located at the northwest corner of Lyon Street and Division Avenue in the city’s downtown.

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