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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.

Traverse City-based wildlife control franchisor Critter Control Inc. has been acquired by Rollins Inc. of Atlanta.

A Holland-based manufacturer of industrial machinery for the agricultural and food processing industries was recently acquired by A&B Packing Equipment Inc. of Lawrence, Mich.

Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Ltd. (OTCBB: ECIG) said shareholders voted at special meeting today to allow its board to initiate a reverse stock split, but didn’t pass a measure to increase the company’s authorized shares.

Manpower Inc. projects that the Grand Rapids-Wyoming MSA will have the third-best hiring market on the nation in the second quarter.

The West Olive-based Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator has received a $25,000 donation from one of the state’s largest public utilities.

Backed by a new $100,000 grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids Inc. plans to purchase a new food truck.

Former U.S. Senator from Michigan Carl Levin plans to join the Detroit-based Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP law firm in April.

Former Stryker CEO John Brown and his wife, Rosemary Brown, have donated $2 million to the Kirk Newman Art School at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, according to a statement.

Lansing bank CEO joins Davenport board

Written by | Friday, 06 March 2015 09:09 |

Paula Cunningham, the CEO of Lansing-based Capitol National Bank, has joined the board of trustees for Davenport University.

Based on strong hiring for electric vehicle production and the solar industry supply chain, Michigan ranked fourth in the nation in the number of new clean energy and clean transportation jobs in 2014.

Custom-injection molder Wright Plastic Products Co. LLC said it has acquired Hope Industries Inc., a Madisonville, Tenn.-based molder that serves the automotive, OEM appliance, medical and other markets.

A Grand Rapids project is among a dozen programs nationwide that are in the running to receive up to $1 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies, according to an announcement today.

North Ottawa Community Health System in Grand Haven today launched a $2.5 million public capital campaign to help pay for a new $9.67 million emergency room that will go beyond providing traditional emergency medical care.

Grand Rapids was second in the nation among metro areas for the concentration of workers in temporary employment, according to jobs website CareerBuilder.com.

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