State government came one step closer to expanding Medicaid coverage to as many as 470,000 more people in the state who otherwise lack health insurance.
Grand Rapids-based Lambert, Edwards, and Associates (LE&A) today announced they were awarded the 2013 Financial Agency of the Year in the Bulldog Stars of PR Awards. The national awards, which are judged by journalists, are meant to honor outstanding achievement by communication firms and professionals.
The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans today received full certification from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency finalized an agreement with Behavioral Care Solutions, LLC, to provide comprehensive on-site mental health services at the Home.
GRAND RAPIDS — The board of trustees at Ferris State University today signed an agreement to merge the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts into the school's Kendall College of Art and Design.
Wolverine World Wide Inc. (NYSE: WWW) on Thursday announced that it had appointed Gene McCarthy as president of the Merrell brand, effective Aug. 26.
There is no evidence that Asian carp have spread to watersheds in West Michigan, in particular the Kalamazoo River, according to a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service study released today by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Dead cell phones are the bane of business fliers everywhere — well, that and going through security. But passengers traveling through the Gerald R. Ford International Airport are in luck.
Effective Sept. 1, Hamilton Farm Bureau will begin operating under a new name, CHS Inc., having been part of the global organization per a member vote since 2011, according to a statement.
The public now has free and expanded access to the Kent County Geographic Information System (GIS), the spatial data collection for the county. The GIS data sets were previously only available by special request.
As they file past authentic wreckage from one of the most devastating marine disasters in modern history, visitors to the Titanic exhibit that showed in The Henry Ford in Dearborn and now is at the Grand Rapids Public Museum can’t help but wonder what a dish or chandelier retrieved from that watery grave in the North Atlantic would be worth.
Those looking to get their sweat on should be happy to hear that, in addition to the Eastown Grand Rapids and Holland locations, the Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse is adding a third studio in Forest Hills.
Allegan-based Perrigo Co. notched another consecutive year of record sales and adjusted year based on results it reported this morning and thanks to growth in each of the company’s business segments.
Grand Rapids-based Mercantile Bank Corp. (Nasdaq: MBWM) and Firstbank Corp. (Nasdaq: FBMI) of Alma announced today that they plan to merge in a deal valued at $151.5 million.
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority today approved support for a handful of building rehabilitation developments along with some major new construction. The projects are expected to leverage approximately $94 million in private investment and will add more than 100,000 square feet of retail, commercial and office space along with as many as 284 new housing units in the downtown area.
The newest vendor in the expanding downtown market has been announced: Fish Lads of Grand Rapids. Fish Lads is founded by Jeff Butzow, a 15-year veteran of Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Butzow, raised in Traverse City, will return to Michigan to sell a variety of freshwater fish, as well as seafood flown in daily from both the Atlantic and Pacific.
BENTON HARBOR — Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. [NYSE: WHR] announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Whirlpool (China) Investment Co. Ltd., plans to become the majority shareholder in another home appliances manufacturer, Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. [600983: Shanghai], of Hefei, China for approximately $552 million in cash.
Dematic, a Grand Rapids-based global engineering company, has introduced a new product FlexSort™ SL2. The high-capacity sorting system can be used throughout warehouses and distribution systems to sort the highest amount of cartons at the slowest possible speed.
Recent data from the International Trade Administration (ITA) shows that Michigan has set a record in merchandise exports. In the first half of 2013, exports from the state grew by three percent. This represents $29.1 billion. In the same time period of 2012, the state did $28.4 billion in exports.
On Sept. 18 and 19, West Michigan economic development group The Right Place and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) will host the second annual “Proud To Manufacture In Michigan” at the Hagerty Conference Center in Traverse City.
Grand Rapids-based law firm Plachta, Murphy & Associates today announced the firm is accepting applications for its second annual Veterans Scholarship Program for those former service men and women in Michigan pursuing four-year degrees.