The driving force behind Lake Michigan Financial Corp.’s proposed $184.1 million sale to Chemical Financial Corp. represents a contrast to what’s been driving most of the consolidation in the banking industry.
Trends in the West Michigan-based contract medical device manufacturing industry parallel what the automotive sector experienced two decades ago, according to a group of executives who spoke with MiBiz for a recent roundtable discussion.
The new year rings in two major requirements for employers to follow under the federal Affordable Care Act.
The seller’s market that prevailed throughout 2014 should remain in 2015, providing business owners with a good opportunity to find the right buyer and to get a good price for their companies.
A federal lawsuit against Honeywell International Inc. illustrates the need for employers to tread carefully when incorporating rewards or penalties in their employee wellness program, experts say.
While experts continue to tout wind energy as a diversification target for many West Michigan manufacturers, companies that supply the industry say they’ve faced a period of stagnant demand, especially now that a key federal incentive no longer exists.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to review a $6.1 million judgment against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan over fees hidden in a self-insured contract with an auto supplier clears the way for several similar cases to proceed.
An increasing appetite for renewable energy across North America has prompted one manufacturer of solar energy components to expand its production outside of the Golden State.
By pledging $1 million in free legal services for Michigan startups, Varnum LLP has helped support what attorney Harvey Koning describes as the state’s entrepreneur-led economic revival.
When Dan Scheid and Aaron Zeigler took over the family-owned Zeigler Auto Group more than a decade ago, they knew they wanted to position the Kalamazoo-based dealership group for growth.
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