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A West Michigan retailer plans to invest in store renovations at four locations in Ohio.

Small business owners in Michigan have an even brighter outlook for the next six months than they did last fall, according to the results of a biannual survey by PNC Bank.

Chemical Financial Corp. today closed on the $27.2 million acquisition of Coldwater-based Monarch Community Bancorp Inc.

KENTWOOD — Advocates for a bill pending in Congress say that using remanufactured parts to repair and maintain federal vehicle fleets would not only help save taxpayer money, but also act to spur job creation at local companies.

Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Co. cracked into the top 20 largest craft breweries in the nation last year, according to a new report from the Brewers Association.

A Washington manufacturer owned by Grand Rapids-based private equity firm Blackford Capital plans to expand its capabilities in a transaction with a plastics company in Pennsylvania.

The Michigan Attorney General’s office plans to host a public forum next month to hear opinions on the proposed merger of Metro Health Corp. into a joint venture with Community Health Systems Inc.

A new expansion by Kalamazoo-based Tibbs Brewing Company Inc. promises to double its production capacity and streamline the company’s operations.

Visitors to Grand Rapids have a new option for lodging near Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has announced a $1 million grant to assist the city of Grand Rapids with cleanup efforts at the future site of the Biomedical Research Center being built by Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

Six weeks ago, when Family Christian LLC first filed for bankruptcy, the retailer articulated a plan that would save the company and help it emerge from its proverbial mountain of debt.

The competitive landscape is changing for West Michigan companies.

Conceived two years ago as a car full of designers traveled back to West Michigan from a trade show, West Michigan Design Week is back for its second iteration. The weeklong series of events, which runs from Monday, April 6 through Saturday, April 11, features a variety of talks, exhibits and networking events.

Comstock Park-based Perrin Brewing Company LLC has been acquired by Oskar Blues Brewing Co. of Colorado, according to a statement.

Previous owner Dave Martin has re-acquired Lifts Ladders and Docks LLC and re-located the company from Portage to Schoolcraft, according to a statement.

Benton Harbor-based appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. will become the exclusive supplier of home appliances for Dan Ryan Builders, effective May 1 of this year.

Start Garden LLC has launched a new business accelerator with six corporate partners to support startup companies seeking to design Internet-connected devices.

Henry Veenstra leaves Sept. 30, ending a 44-year tenure at the 57-bed Zeeland Community Hospital, including 41 years as CEO. Under his leadership, Zeeland Community built a new hospital on Chicago Drive that opened in 2004 and, in 2011, merged into Spectrum Health.

Kalamazoo construction rental firm acquired

Written by | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:16 |

Kalamazoo-based Rentalex of Michigan Inc. has been acquired by Sunbelt Rentals Inc. of Fort Mill, S.C., according to a statement. Rentalex is a provider of rental equipment, tools and accessories for contractors and homeowners that operates two locations in Kalamazoo.

Michigan’s tourism industry grew to a record $22.8 billion in 2014, generating a higher return on investment for the state’s Pure Michigan campaign, according to an annual analysis

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