MiBiz Staff

MiBiz Staff

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 17:47

Hair products manufacturer to permanently close Grand Rapids-area production plant, lay off 68 workers

CALEDONIA TWP. — A New York City-based producer and seller of hair care products plans to close a Grand Rapids-area production facility by the end of the year, resulting in nearly 70 permanent layoffs.

Monday, 20 March 2023 10:23

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: DeVries Jewelers resurrects long-held plan for former Lannings’ restaurant

DeVries Jewelers has resurrected long-held plans to redevelop the former Lannings’ restaurant on Grand Rapids’ west side.

Monday, 13 March 2023 13:47

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Local governments get creative with cannabis tax revenue

Local governments across Michigan are using cannabis excise tax revenue to fund basic public services as well as programs that aim to expand equity in the industry.

Sunday, 12 March 2023 18:16

People in the news: March 13, 2023

A roundup of promotions, new hires, advancements and award winners in West Michigan.

Sunday, 12 March 2023 18:11

MiBiz Growth Report: March 13, 2023

A roundup of mergers and acquisitions, expansions and other briefs across West Michigan.

Friday, 10 March 2023 15:15

Crain Communications names leaders for its Grand Rapids operation

GRAND RAPIDS — Crain Communications announced leadership changes today at MiBiz and the Grand Rapids Business Journal to unify the organization in preparation for the launch of Crain’s Grand Rapids Business.

Monday, 06 March 2023 10:10

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: DeVos family sells historic Peninsular Club building

The DeVos family last month sold the Peninsular Club building in downtown Grand Rapids after previously making extensive renovations to the nearly 110-year-old building.

Thursday, 02 March 2023 15:47

Grand Rapids-based payroll software firm acquired by Scottish business services company

GRAND RAPIDS — Payroll software firm Dominion Systems Inc. has been acquired by a private equity-backed business services company in Scotland.

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 15:13

DeVos affiliate to rebuild Holland-area staple Ottawa Beach General Store

PARK TWP. — The owners of the Ottawa Beach General Store, a community staple along Lake Macatawa near Holland State Park, plan to rebuild the facility and maintain its vintage design in time for the 2024 season.

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 14:36

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: M&A awards spotlight dealmaking, economic activity in West Michigan

This week, MiBiz is celebrating the winners of the 10th annual M&A Deals & Dealmaker Awards, which recognizes top businesses and individuals contributing to the region’s economic vitality.

Sunday, 26 February 2023 18:38

Winners of the 2023 Deals & Dealmakers Awards

Ten years ago, when MiBiz set out to recognize West Michigan’s top deals and dealmakers, we began with a simple premise. Our goal was to showcase the best business practices that the region has to offer and to demonstrate how West Michigan punches well above its weight class. 

Sunday, 26 February 2023 18:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 27, 2023

A roundup of mergers and acquisitions, expansions and other briefs across West Michigan.

Monday, 20 February 2023 09:26

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Grand Rapids cannabis operators call for social equity program changes

Grand Rapids cannabis operators are renewing calls for city officials to amend social equity requirements, which they say have become unreasonably hard and even impossible to attain.

Sunday, 12 February 2023 18:12

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 13, 2023

A roundup of mergers and acquisitions, expansions and other briefs across West Michigan.

Tuesday, 07 February 2023 12:31

GVSU partners with 5 companies on talent training program

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University is partnering with five major West Michigan employers on a new training program that will place students at companies for two years before and after graduation.

Monday, 06 February 2023 13:54

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Trinity Health, surgeons sue OAM over non-compete agreements

Trinity Health and four surgeons recently filed a lawsuit against Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, claiming they allow the market’s largest orthopedic practice to essentially hold a monopoly over procedures in Kent County.

Monday, 30 January 2023 11:10

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Developer plans $220M project at former Shaw Walker Furniture building in Muskegon

Developer Jon Rooks’ Parkland Properties has closed on the purchase of a large former furniture factory in Muskegon, and plans a $220 million mixed-use investment in the site.

Sunday, 29 January 2023 14:43

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 30, 2023

A roundup of mergers and acquisitions, expansions and other briefs across West Michigan.

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 10:56

Consulting, engineering firm Disher acquires leader development organization

ZEELAND — West Michigan engineering, consulting and product development firm Disher Corp. has acquired leader-development organization Leading by Design LLC in what company executives call an “ideal fit.”

Monday, 23 January 2023 12:54

West Michigan Sports Commission reports record year for events, visitor spending

The West Michigan Sports Commission experienced its most successful year to date in 2022 as it generated $90.5 million in direct visitor spending during a record number of events.

Monday, 23 January 2023 12:36

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Group envisions parks, renewable energy at former Michigan coal plants

A Chicago-based environmental law group is launching a new initiative this year to work with Michigan utilities and local governments on potentially repurposing closed or soon-to-retire coal plants with public amenities and renewable energy generation.

Thursday, 19 January 2023 16:04

GR steel distributor enters stainless, aluminum industry with largest acquisition to date

CASCADE TWP. — West Michigan flat-rolled carbon steel distributor Mill Steel Co. is expanding into the stainless steel and aluminum metal markets following the acquisition of distributors in Ohio and Illinois.

Monday, 16 January 2023 16:57

Sault Tribe hires new law firm to seek relief from $88.8M ruling for casino damages

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will seek relief and potentially appeal a recent circuit court ruling against its gaming entity for nearly $89 million in damages for two failed casino projects, and hire a new law firm as legal counsel.

Sunday, 15 January 2023 17:27

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 16, 2023

A roundup of mergers and acquisitions, expansions and other briefs across West Michigan.

Sunday, 15 January 2023 17:23

People in the news: Jan. 16, 2023

Here are the staffing announcements from the Jan. 16, 2023 print edition. 

Thursday, 12 January 2023 11:51

Whitecaps announce 5-year LMCU Ballpark modernization project

COMSTOCK PARK — West Michigan Whitecaps executives have announced a five-year, multi-phase plan to upgrade their home facilities at LMCU Ballpark.

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 10:56

LaFontaine Automotive Group adds second GR-area store with deal for Pfeiffer Lincoln

GRAND RAPIDS — LaFontaine Automotive Group LLC is adding to its West Michigan market presence with a deal to acquire Grand Rapids-based Pfeiffer Lincoln Inc. 

Monday, 09 January 2023 13:44

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Report tracks growth for lakeshore companies despite challenges

Economic development organization Lakeshore Advantage Corp. last month released a report highlighting growth among companies in Allegan and Ottawa counties despite ongoing labor and supply chain headwinds.

Thursday, 05 January 2023 12:19

SpartanNash acquires Upper Peninsula grocery wholesaler

BYRON CENTER — Food distribution and retail company SpartanNash Co. is expanding its distribution capacity with the acquisition of an independent grocery wholesaler in the Upper Peninsula. 

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