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Sunday, 09 October 2022 18:22

Effecting change from the inside: Former tribal investment exec leads national effort to connect minority businesses to capital

In his former role leading Grand Rapids-based Gun Lake Investments, Kurtis Trevan was a vocal critic of the inequities tribally owned firms face when applying for Minority Business Enterprise certifications at the regional level. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 30 January 2022 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: January 31, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for January 31, 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 03 January 2022 06:00

King named permanent CEO of Gun Lake Investments; activity to accelerate in 2022

Gun Lake Investments started 2022 with a permanent CEO in place and plans to become more active in the market.

Published in Finance

Thursday, 28 October 2021 13:57

Tribes renew partnership with acquisition of two Holland transportation companies

The investment arms of two West Michigan tribes have partnered to acquire a pair of transportation companies in Holland.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:54

Gun Lake Investments CEO Kurtis Trevan resigns

GRAND RAPIDS — The CEO of Gun Lake Investments — the economic development arm of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe — has resigned after six years in the position.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 25 October 2020 17:48

M&A deals for distressed companies expected to pick up in months ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic that slammed the economy this spring could generate more M&A deals in the months ahead.

Published in Finance

Monday, 24 August 2020 12:38

Tribally owned firm acquires Re-source Industries Inc. of Muskegon

GRAND RAPIDS — Waséyabek Development Co., the non-gaming economic development arm of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians, continues to build out its portfolio of companies with the acquisition of a Muskegon-based manufacturer. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:20

Michigan tribes face ‘circular exclusion’ from key minority business certification

As a citizen of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and CEO of its non-gaming enterprise, Kurtis Trevan wants to leverage other corporations’ diversity and inclusion goals to the economic benefit of his fellow tribe members, as well as further the tribe’s own inclusionary spending. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 September 2019 12:36

LOOKING OUTSIDE: Family businesses gain fresh perspective, stability with non-family leadership

Two years before Craig Wassenaar stepped into the role as president and CFO of Skytron LLC, a Cascade Township-based medical device company owned by the Mehney family, the plan for his next role with the business was already well underway. 

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

‘Perfect fit:’ Gun Lake Investments invests in Stockbridge project amid push into real estate deals

GRAND RAPIDS — Tribally-owned Gun Lake Investments is making an active push into the West Michigan commercial real estate market with an investment in a high-profile redevelopment and three property acquisitions so far this year, MiBiz has learned. 

Sunday, 25 November 2018 21:50

Tribal firm acquires historic Kendall Building in downtown GR

GRAND RAPIDS — The non-gaming arm of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi has acquired a downtown building for its headquarters as it looks to grow its federal contracting business, MiBiz has learned. 

Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:21

Middleville Tool & Die partners with Bayer family to access needed resources

The family-owned Middleville Tool & Die Co. found itself in a precarious position in the last couple of years leading up to December 2016. 

Published in M&A Award Profiles

Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:50

AVOIDING ‘CIVIL WAR’ Experts weigh in on how family-owned businesses can avoid damaging litigation

When two former executives of Pitsch Holding Company Inc. filed a lawsuit against three of their siblings in 2007, they probably didn’t know they’d be starting a 10-year war.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:45

With ample dry powder, PE firms poised for ‘significant activity’ through year’s end

Private equity investors have more capital to deploy today than they have in years.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:27

Trouble Ahead? Local turnaround professionals see economy ‘edging closer to a downturn’

Both the Michigan and U.S. economy are plugging along in fairly good shape, although just about everybody would like to see a higher rate of growth.

Published in Economic Development