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Grand Valley State University's Board of Trustees today approved two memos of understanding (MOUs) to move forward with its proposed campus in the Belknap neighborhood just north of downtown Grand Rapids.

Restaurant operator Meritage Hospitality Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU) says it expects sales growth in the 5 percent to 10 percent range for 2016.

Haworth posts modest growth in 2015 sales

Written by | Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:02 |

Market uncertainty in Asia combined with negative currency translation effects resulted in a modest increase in global sales for Haworth Inc. this year.

Grand Rapids tech firm SalesPad expands

Written by | Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:05 |

Software solutions provider SalesPad LLC plans to leverage a $364,000 Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) incentive to invest a total $3.85 million and bring 91 new jobs to the area, according to a statement.

Stryker to acquire neuro portfolio from Synergetics

Written by | Wednesday, 10 February 2016 10:28 |

Medical device maker Stryker Corp. of Kalamazoo says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the neuro portfolio from O’Fallon, Mo.-based Synergetics USA Inc.

The operators of Maru Hospitality Group LLC, a popular sushi restaurant with four locations around the state including in the Cherry Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids, plan to open a new eatery in the city’s west side neighborhood.

Grand Rapids-based Supply Chain Solutions Inc. (SCS) plans an international expansion that will grow the firm’s presence in China and create a joint venture in Mexico with ACCEL World Wide Logistics.

Mill Steel relocates painted products division

Written by | Monday, 08 February 2016 16:49 |

After acquiring the assets of Anderson, Ind.-based S&S Steel Services Inc. in early January, Mill Steel Co. announced it would relocate its Louisville, Ky.-based Midwest Painted Products Division to the former S&S plant.

Banks and credit card companies think they should be the ones who select the best technologies to combat fraud, not the state Legislature.

Switch Communications Group LLC has selected Lansing-based The Christman Co. to serve as the general contractor for the company’s data center project at the former Steelcase pyramid building, MiBiz has learned.

The owner and operator of restaurants Bistro Bella Vita, The Green Well Gastro Pub and Grove, as well as an unopened eatery in the Monroe North neighborhood, has become the first restaurant group in the nation to achieve the designation.

Venue Tower breaks ground in downtown Grand Rapids

Written by | Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:30 |

Orion Construction Inc. and The Gilmore Collection broke ground today on the long-planned Venue Tower project that will bring 88 new apartments and a music venue to the corner of Fulton Street and Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids.

In a message to suppliers and study sponsors announcing his retirement, the 69-year-old Parfet, who founded the company 20 years ago, wrote that the Mattawan-based MPI Research will soon become the fourth largest pre-clinical contract research organization with about 1,300 employees and annual revenues of nearly $200 million.

Sales for the privately-held Amway Corp. fell for the second year in a row in 2015.

The investment volume lifted the amount invested by the Holland-based angel group to $19.6 million since 2004, an increase of 20 percent from a year earlier. Two pending new investments that should close in the first quarter should elevate that total to more than $20 million, executives said.

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