Michigan State University researchers forecast a strong year for the state’s tourism industry. They predict tourism spending, as measured by hotel and motel tax receipts, to grow 4.5 percent in 2014 over 2013, when spending increased 4 percent from the prior year.
A jury last week found that workers at a former Sara Lee Corp. plant in Zeeland are owed wages for time they spent putting on and taking off protective work clothes during each shift.
Lake Michigan Credit Union extends its footprint across the state with the opening of new offices, including the first locations in the Detroit area.
Chicago-based retail mortgage firm Guaranteed Rate Inc. has acquired the assets of Arbor Mortgage Corp. of Grand Rapids, according to a statement.
Herman Miller Inc. said today that it sold off a company-owned dealership in Canada.
Grand Rapids-based Medbio Inc. has acquired Schoolcraft-based plastics mold builder Concept Molds Inc., according to a statement.
Four West Michigan companies have landed on this year’s list of the most admired companies.
Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) announced two deals today that it says will help to strengthen the firm’s international portfolio and allow it to focus on its core competencies.
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of The Virgin Group, will be the guest of honor at The Economic Club of Grand Rapids’ 27th annual dinner on May 27. Branson’s business ventures include air and rail travel, hospitality, media and several other ventures.
Mercantile Bank Corp. and Alma-based Firstbank Corp. have extended their merger agreement for another three months. The agreement, if not executed by then, will now terminate on June 30, according to a Feb. 21 regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has expanded its pre-check program to Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) in Grand Rapids. The program allows certain passengers to keep their shoes on at security checkpoints, as well as light outerwear and keeping laptop computers in carry-on bags.
Grand Rapids-based Fox Powersports acquired two Harley Davidson dealerships in the metro Chicago area.
Johnson Controls Inc. is shedding another part of its business with ties to West Michigan.
Building on plans first rolled out a year ago, Mercy Health Muskegon is now considering a massive expansion and renovation project that could cost upwards of $220 million.
Prolonged bad weather and a poor holiday season last year tamped down Rockford-based footwear and apparel company Wolverine World Wide Inc.'s (NYSE: WWW) fourth-quarter performance.
Grand Rapids-based Varsity News Network closed on $3 million in Series A funding from venture capital and angel investors that will fund national expansion and development of a mobile app, the company announced on Monday.
Kalamazoo-based medical device maker Stryker Corp. (NYSE: SYK) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire device manufacturer Berchtold Holding AG for $172 million.
Grand Rapids-based fuels distribution company Crystal Flash has acquired the family-owned Owens Petroleum Inc. and Owens Propane Service Inc. of Albion, according to a statement.
Pennock Health Services plans to build a new $70 million hospital and physician offices in the Hastings area, replacing an aging facility with a modern plant that's more conducive for today's medical technology and era of reform.
Battle Creek-based Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) has announced it will open its North America Global Business Services (GBS) Service Center in Grand Rapids.