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The new in-store locations will increase Huntington’s branch network in the state to 220 locations, raising the bank’s ranking from fifth to third-largest in Michigan in terms of the number of offices.

A new study shows that, despite the abundance of cranes in the sky constructing new apartment units around Grand Rapids, it’s not nearly enough.

On the same day it’s being honored for its impressive track record of growth, Holland-based JR Automation Technologies LLC announced it has new ownership. 

According to a statement, The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted a number of First Day Motions for the beleaguered company’s restructuring and recapitalization.

Grand Rapids-based The Geek Group and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) have announced a new partnership aimed at preparing students for work in the skilled trades.

Keith Brophy, a tech entrepreneur who previously ran a firm that developed a health care mobile app, began his new role today as state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

Work on the 80,000-square-foot, three-story office will begin in the late summer and is targeted for completion in 2017 on a 22-acre site at I-94, Ninth Street and Elm Valley Drive in the Groves business park.

Perrigo Co. plc’s latest big acquisition closes March 30, significantly expanding the company’s European base.

Bell’s Brewery Inc. Founder Larry Bell spoke at length with MiBiz Editor Brian Edwards about the Kalamazoo-based brewer's trademark dispute. 

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. made numerous attempts over the past year to settle a trademark dispute with a small microbrewery in North Carolina, but every offer was rebuffed, Bell’s Founder Larry Bell told MiBiz.

A Southfield-based tier one automotive supplier with a presence in West Michigan filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today in the Southern District of New York bankruptcy court.

Two residential realty firms merge

Written by | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 15:05 |

Grand Rapids-based residential realty firm The West Michigan Group has merged with Grand Rapids-based Greenridge Realty Inc., according to a statement. Both firms are locally owned and operated, and both are family-owned.

A number of high-profile developments in Grand Rapids’ central business district took steps forward at this morning’s Downtown Development Authority meeting. The DDA contributed just under $4.8 million to four different projects.

Coopersville-based Keyser’s Port City Racing Inc. recently announced its acquisition of Pro-Blend Motorsports Products of North Carolina. The manufacturer of specialty, high-performance products, primarily for the automotive industry, made the acquisition in order to expand its product portfolio into performance lubricants.

Nearly a year after Bell’s Brewing Inc. filed a federal trademark opposition against a small microbrewery in Sylva, N.C, the Kalamazoo-based company has found itself in the middle of a negative social media storm.

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