A long delayed project in Heritage Hill is about to break ground, as 616 Development moves to transform the Bethlehem Church in Grand Rapids Heritage HIll neighborhood.
Farmington Hills-based private equity firm Beringea LLC announced today that it has invested $3 million in Freeosk Inc., a marketing services company with operations in St. Joseph, Mich. and Chicago.
GRAND RAPIDS — One of West Michigan's largest dealership groups plans to bring the evocative sounds of rampaging Italian horsepower to customers on this side of the state.
Advanced battery manufacturer LG Chem has started production of lithium-ion batteries at its more than $300 million facility in Holland; Portage-based law firm Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins, & Borsos PC has opened a new office at 800 Port Street in downtown St. Joseph.
Rockford Ventures, a division of Grand Rapids-based Rockford Construction, is set to announce the formation of new company, Urbaneer. The focus for the new outlet is innovative technologies in the multi-family building market.
GRAND RAPIDS — Two marketing and branding firms have decided its time to set aside their need to compete with the belief that together they can do more good.
Independent Bank Corp. plans to repay by this fall the money it received in 2009 under the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP; Kalamazoo Valley Community College is teaming up with Bronson Healthcare Group and Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to develop a $42 million downtown campus.
Spartan Stores Inc. (NYSE: SPTN) reported earnings from continuing operations fell to $4.8 million, or $0.22 per share, for the first quarter ended June 22, 2013, compared to $6.1 million, or $0.28 per share, in last fiscal year's first quarter.
Grand Rapids-based Crystal Flash announced today that the company has acquired fuel transportation firm C. Barron & Sons Inc. of Monroe, Mich. Under the deal, Crystal Flash gains more than 2,000 new customers, 28 employees and four new locations.
Allegan-based generic drug manufacturer Perrigo Co. (NYSE: PRGO) announced this morning that it agreed to acquire Irish pharmaceutical maker Elan Corp. PLC (NYSE: ELN) in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $8.6 billion.
Zeigler Automotive Group continues to solidify its position in the Chicago area with the acquisition of a coveted BMW dealership in the Windy City's southwest suburbs.
The Michigan Strategic Fund approved state support for three projects, including a new stadium for the Detroit Red Wings, the expansion of Jackson National Life Insurance Company's corporate headquarters and the conversion of a vacant Southwest Michigan industrial site into a resort.
Macatawa Bank Corp. reported lower earnings for the second quarter resulting from a reversal of a deferred tax asset late last year.
Gov. Rick Snyder is scheduled to cut the ribbon on ADAC Automotive’s new 72,000-square-foot paint facility in Muskegon this morning.
Muskegon-based specialty retailer Family Farm & Home plans to open its 27th store on Aug. 9 in Sparta, the company said in a statement to MiBiz. The location, 53 Applewood Drive, was last occupied by Pamida and sat vacant for about a year.
Spartan Stores Inc. has embarked on what President and CEO Dennis Eidson calls a “transformational transaction” to merge the grocery with Minneapolis-based Nash Finch Co., the two companies announced this morning.
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The Michigan economy is showing more signs of life. Comerica Bank's Michigan Economic Activity Index edged up 3 percentage points in May to 125.2. Chief Economist Robert Dye attributed the increase to strong U.S. auto sales having a positive affect on the local economy, including employment. Dye expects Michigan's improvement to continue through the rest of the year.