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Displaying items by tag: Green Door Distilling Co

Sunday, 08 May 2022 18:45

‘Big Ben’ Wallace strengthens business ties to West Michigan

Most basketball fans in Michigan recognize Ben Wallace as an iconic figure in Detroit Pistons lore. The 6-foot, 9-inch center helped lead the Pistons to an NBA title in 2004, just one highlight in the four-time all-star’s career. Since retiring in 2012, Wallace has adjusted to life after basketball. His business pursuits also have tied him to West Michigan after he recently bought a stake in Kalamazoo-based Green Door Distilling Co. and also partnered with Rair Cannabis of Michigan, which maintains a location in Lowell, to develop a brand of cannabis products called ‘Undrafted.’ MiBiz caught up with the Hall of Fame player to talk business, basketball and his love for Grand Rapids.

Published in Small Business
Thursday, 28 April 2022 13:19

Former Pistons star Ben Wallace purchases ownership stake in Kalamazoo distillery

KALAMAZOO — Green Door Distilling Co. now has a National Basketball Association Hall of Fame player within its ownership group.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Monday, 24 May 2021 16:50

Whitmer signs legislation supporting self distribution for craft distillers

GRAND RAPIDS — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation that eases restrictions on the self distribution of spirits while also giving local distillers an easier path to bring canned cocktails to market.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:30

Craft beverage producers adapt marketing approaches, deal with supply chain headaches as pandemic drags on

The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying shutdowns of bars, brewpubs, taprooms and tasting rooms had an undeniably negative effect on West Michigan craft beverage makers and their balance sheets.

Published in Small Business
Saturday, 25 April 2020 10:15

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Sanity in sanitizer

On Thursday, Josh Cook got the call every licensed beverage alcohol producer dreads. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:27

Michigan distilleries cite distributor troubles in making case for self-distribution

Order delays and technology glitches for one of the authorized liquor distributors in Michigan have craft distilleries calling for changes to the state’s Prohibition-era distribution system. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 19 March 2017 16:16

MiBiz Growth Report: March 20, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 20, 2017: 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based fuel distributor Crystal Flash Inc. has expanded its geographic footprint into Southeast Michigan with the acquisition of Adrian-based Lenawee Farm Bureau Oil Cooperative, which has more than 500 customers. Two employees will stay on with Crystal Flash, according to a statement. Terms of the deal, which was finalized this month, were not disclosed. Lenawee County Farm Bureau Oil Cooperative serves agricultural, commercial, construction and home heating oil customers. Grand Rapids-based Charter Capital Partners served as financial adviser to Crystal Flash on the deal. The employee-owned company employs 250 people at 15 locations in Michigan.

Published in Breaking News