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Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

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In the biggest move, the Zeeland-based office furniture maker promoted Chief Financial Officer Greg Bylsma to chief operating officer for the North American division. Bylsma, who’s been with Herman Miller since 2009, succeeds Curt Pullen, who has decided to leave the company.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan posted strong results for 2014, both in terms of financial performance and member growth.

Eight Grand Rapids-area Rotary Clubs united to launch a first-ever promotion for new members. The effort involves billboards that went up late last month featuring local Rotarians, radio ads that began airing this week, social media and a special website at, said Tom Mathison, the founder and principal at Mathison | Mathison Architects LLC and president of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids.

As it works to close two deals, Chemical Financial Corp. wants to increase its number of outstanding shares to finance pending mergers and perhaps structure future acquisitions.

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Rick DeVos formed Start Garden and its predecessors, 5x5 Night and Momentum, to change the entrepreneurial and investment culture in West Michigan.

Commercial lending by credit unions could get a boost through an agreement between two federal agencies that would increase access to credit for small businesses.

The regional economic recovery “is one of the most impressive across the Midwest region,” led by the manufacturing sector that’s now followed by expansion in other industries, according to the latest PNC outlook that covers a broad market that includes Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Lansing.

A $66.4 million expansion and renovation project provides Mary Free Rehabilitation Hospital the space to grow and to become a national destination for care.

Priority Health has another way for members to calculate what an upcoming medical test or procedure will cost, and then maybe shop around for a better bargain.

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