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Displaying items tagged: Meijer Inc

Sunday, 20 November 2022 19:06

Rende Progress Capital addresses wealth gap, access to capital for minority borrowers

Eric Foster credits a 2015 report from Forbes.com that ranked Grand Rapids as 51st out of 52 markets in the U.S. economically for African Americans for helping to cement his idea to create Rende Progress Capital. 

Published in Finance
Sunday, 25 September 2022 18:26

Next-gen ag producer seeds future growth in deal for West Michigan greenhouse

WYOMING — A national company at the forefront of next-generation agricultural practices is putting down roots in West Michigan after being lured to the region in part by its legacy of manufacturing innovation. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 11 September 2022 18:27

Family-owned biz retained workers during pandemic, prioritize tax changes, survey finds

survey this year of hundreds of U.S. family-owned businesses showed that owners prioritized keeping employees on the payroll even as the pandemic disrupted their business and that most regularly give to local charities.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:35

People in the News: April 25, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for April 25, 2022 

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 08 March 2022 11:12

Meijer to offset carbon emissions with Texas solar power contract

WALKER — Meijer Inc. has signed a 15-year contract to purchase output from a large-scale solar project in Texas under an agreement that will offset the retailer’s carbon emissions.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 30 January 2022 20:31

Several West Michigan companies earn perfect scores for LGBTQ equality in workplace

Several large West Michigan-based companies earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, a tool that scores how well businesses support LGBTQ people. 

Published in Talent

Sunday, 07 November 2021 17:00

Jandernoa mentoring program expands reach to include nonprofit leaders

Even after nearly four decades in nonprofit administration, Scott Lewis knows there’s more to learn and that he can become a better leader.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 29 August 2021 18:00

Amid growth, Dematic shifts focus to automation as pandemic exposes new customer needs

GRAND RAPIDS — As an executive at a global company serving firms in the e-commerce, logistics and warehousing spaces, Mike Larsson has noticed the needs of his customers change dramatically over the last year.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:20

HyVIDA launches new division to expand hydrogen infusion to new beverage categories

Befitting a company that prides itself on riding the cutting edge of the craft beer industry, Traverse City-based Right Brain Brewery was perhaps the first brewer to ever bring a hydrogen-infused beer to the commercial market.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 15 August 2021 16:22

Muskegon-based Kaja’s Flavor scales up, joins West Mich. food accelerator

MUSKEGON — Kaja Thornton-Hunter unknowingly laid the groundwork for her young business several years ago when she hosted a crab boil at her home.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 04 July 2021 17:20

Revolution Farms brings automation to the greenhouse

CALEDONIA — Dan Vukcevich admitted that his only previous farming experience was growing up on a cattle farm that never made any money.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 01 July 2021 13:00

Michigan rolls out $5M sweepstakes for vaccinated adults

Michigan is the latest state to offer a lottery-style incentive for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine under a new partnership with Meijer Inc. and the Michigan Association of United Ways.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 06 June 2021 16:15

Michigan kombucha producers expand as consumer demand spikes

When Courtney Lorenz launched her business in 2015 brewing and selling kombucha, she started working with just three 5-gallon containers. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Monday, 24 May 2021 09:51

MiBiz Growth Report: May 24, 2021

Here's the MiBiz Growth Report for May 24, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 15:58

Rockford-area fields rebrand as Meijer Sports Complex under new corporate sponsorship

PLAINFIELD TWP. — The West Michigan Sports Complex has been rebranded as the Meijer Sports Complex under a new corporate sponsorship between the company and the West Michigan Sports Commission.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 31 January 2021 15:56

Diversity-focused VC fund garners widespread attention, even before making initial investment

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan venture capital fund that intends to invest in growing, minority-owned businesses has garnered attention from interested parties who want to replicate the model elsewhere in the U.S.

Published in Finance
Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:40

6 West Michigan companies earn top grades for LGBTQ equality workplaces

GRAND RAPIDS — Six West Michigan corporations earned top scores in this year’s Corporate Equality Index rankings recently published by the Human Rights Campaign, showcasing the companies as among the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 13:44

GR-based VC fund targeting minority-owned companies raises $8.5M in first year

GRAND RAPIDS — The venture capital fund formed a year ago in Grand Rapids to invest in minority-owned businesses has netted $8.5 million in commitments from investors and aims to hit $10 million this year.

Published in Finance

Monday, 25 January 2021 12:52

Huntington Bank to close 97 in-store branches at Meijer locations as part of TCF acquisition

Huntington Bancshares Inc. intends to close 198 branch offices — about half of which are based in Meijer Inc. stores in Michigan — after completing the proposed $22 billion acquisition of Detroit-based TCF Financial Corp.

Published in Finance
Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:42

Developer pursuing two hotels totaling 156 rooms in Walker

WALKER — The Walker Planning Commision is set to consider plans for two conjoined hotels totaling 156 rooms just south of I-96.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:05

State officials call for more COVID-19 vaccines as health systems, pharmacies ramp up capacity

As health systems and pharmacies ramp up capacity to administer COVID-19 vaccines, the state wants to increase the number of doses coming into Michigan.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 20 December 2020 17:00

Nonprofit leaders cautiously optimistic about 2021, some organizations face tough challenges

Some nonprofits survived the first nine months of the pandemic relatively unscathed while others are hanging on in hopes that a widely distributed vaccine lifts capacity restrictions and renews confidence in gathering indoors.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:15

Facing widespread can shortages, West Michigan breweries weigh packaging options

Heading into 2021, Brewery Vivant has worked with its distributor to get three different six-pack placements into Meijer Inc. stores on a statewide basis. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 25 October 2020 10:30

MiBiz Growth Report: October 25, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 25, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 27 September 2020 19:00

Racial equity loan fund receives $500,000 for ‘excluded entrepreneurs’

Meijer Inc. recently invested $500,000 in Rende Progress Capital, a racial equity loan fund in Grand Rapids.

Published in Finance
Friday, 28 August 2020 17:05

Muskegon sparkling water company pivots to e-commerce during pandemic

MUSKEGON — New investors were aligning this past spring to back a capital round for HyVIDA Brands Inc.

Published in Small Business
Thursday, 06 August 2020 13:29

State issues $1.7M in grants for electric vehicle fast-charging stations

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has awarded nearly $1.7 million to help public and private entities install 36 electric vehicle fast-charging stations across the state.

Published in Energy

Sunday, 02 August 2020 18:00

Though ‘late to the game,’ food retailers undergo major AI-powered shift

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, major grocery retailers were already shifting to a more futuristic shopping experience in which customers either pre-order online and pick up at the store or act as their own clerk by scanning items as they go. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:24

Michigan at ‘dangerous tipping point’ for COVID-19, health leaders warn

A coalition of business and health care leaders across the state today warned Michigan is at a “dangerous tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic and “at risk of losing ground it has sacrificed for months to gain.” The group cited increases in new daily cases in the last month after two months of steady decline. They include a record 610 new cases Wednesday, and more than 1,400 between July 2 and 4.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 05 July 2020 14:57

West Mich. Sports Commission manages through cancellations, lost visitor spending

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan Sports Commission took measures to create a safer work environment at its office, which was newly opened in November of last year before the springtime COVID-19 pandemic sent staff home to work remotely.

Published in Economic Development

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