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A little over a month after the owners of Kalamazoo Beer Exchange filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a North Carolina tech firm, the two companies have settled their differences out of court.

SpartanNash announces second quarter earnings

Written by | Friday, 21 August 2015 09:04 |

Byron Center-based grocery retailer and food distributor SpartanNash Co. released its second quarter earnings late Wednesday, posting gains in operating profit and exceeding earnings expectations.

Lee Steel acquired by Ohio company

Written by | Friday, 21 August 2015 08:58 |

Toledo-based Union Partners I LLC has acquired the assets of Novi-based Lee Steel Corp.’s facility in Wyoming, Mich., as well as the working capital assets of the firm’s Romulus facility.

New industrial space planned in Grand Rapids

Written by | Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:32 |

Amid growing demand for industrial space in the greater Grand Rapids area, developers plan to construct two new buildings in Alpine Township. Grand Rapids-based Kelting Investment Properties LLC plans two new buildings at 1019 4 Mile Road NW to help meet the demand for quality industrial space in the region.

Muskegon Community College acquires YMCA building

Written by | Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:10 |

The board of trustees for Muskegon Community College on Wednesday approved the acquisition of the Muskegon YMCA building for a new Health and Wellness facility. The cost for the college to acquire the site at 900 West Western Ave. is $1.17 million.

Zeeland-based Herman Miller Inc. has filed legal action against a New York-based retailer that it says made unauthorized use of company trademarks in selling used office furniture products.

Adtegrity releases second quarter earnings

Written by | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:42 |

Citing a struggling growth strategy, Grand Rapids-based digital advertising firm Adtegrity Inc. (Pink Sheets: ADTY) today announced “disappointing” quarterly results.

WMU to offer food service administration degree

Written by | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:42 |

Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids campus will offer a new bachelor’s degree program for those seeking a management position in the food industry, according to a news release. The degree program will begin this fall.

The deal, which evolved over the course of the last six months, will combine Plenty’s experience in the graphic design and visual communication field with the resources of the larger Fairly Painless organization, said Dottie Rhodes, previously the principal owner of Plenty. transitions to new ownership

Written by | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:40 |

GRAND RAPIDS — MittenBrew LLC, an Ada-based online niche Michigan craft beverage publication, is under new ownership.

East Lansing-based Medical Advantage Group, a provider or health care consulting services for physicians, acquired Health Care Management in July, according to a statement.

Grand Rapids-based environmental engineering firm Horizon Environmental Corp. has been acquired by Barr Engineering Co. of Minneapolis, according to a statement.

Grand Rapids-based commercial real estate brokerage firm NAI Wisinski of West Michigan announced seven new transactions yesterday, according to a series of statements.

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 17, 2015

Written by | Sunday, 16 August 2015 11:41 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 17, 2015.

WMU Trustees approve Autism Center expansion

Written by | Friday, 14 August 2015 14:02 |

The Board of Trustees at Western Michigan University this morning approved the purchase of the former Borgess Health Alliance pediatric clinic with the intention of converting it into the new facility for the Kalamazoo Autism Center.

A West Michigan developer plans to bring to market a host of new residential options for a lakeshore community that’s short on inventory for downtown housing.

To satisfy talent demands from area manufacturers, Battle Creek-based Kellogg Community College announced plans for a $2.75 million expansion to its Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC).

The latest case in a string of trademark disputes involving West Michigan craft beverage producers didn’t come from a company in the industry, but rather from a pop music group. The band, which bills itself as an “entertainment phenomenon,” alleges that Muskegon-based Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.’s LMFAO Stout infringes on its trademarked name, according to a cease-and-desist letter sent on Aug. 11.

Meijer continues Wisconsin expansion

Written by | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:54 |

Walker-based superstore retailer Meijer Inc. continues on its Wisconsin expansion. According to a report in the Appleton Post-Crescent, the chain plans a store in the city of Grand Chute, which is southwest of Green Bay.

Agility Health narrows losses in second quarter

Written by | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 13:46 |

Agility Health recorded a net loss of $252,610 on revenues of $15.78 million for the period, versus a net loss of $413,849 on $15.80 million in revenues during the second quarter of 2014.

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