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Displaying items by tag: Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone plc

Tuesday, 07 June 2022 17:13

Federal judge rules in favor of Northern Michigan wineries challenging local ordinance restrictions

PENINSULA TWP. — A group of Northern Michigan wineries have found relief from a collection of township ordinances that business owners said restricted their operations and limited significant revenue streams.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 19 December 2021 05:20

Craft distillers continue push for regulatory changes as they slog through pandemic

Still facing market pains ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan small craft distillers continue to lobby for looser state liquor control laws to help their businesses be more nimble and profitable.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 07 November 2021 18:40

Federal merger review backlog continues to stall Spectrum-Beaumont deal

The regulatory review of the proposed merger between  Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health has taken longer than expected as the Federal Trade Commission examines a recent flood of deals.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:30

Experts seek federal guidance as employers offer COVID-19 vaccine incentives

growing number of employers are offering incentives to their workers who opt for getting a COVID-19 vaccine, including with extra paid time off or small cash bonuses.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:41

Old Mission wineries allege local ordinances unconstitutionally prohibit speech, commerce

PENINSULA TOWNSHIP — A group of Northern Michigan wineries and a trade group representing them have filed a federal lawsuit against Peninsula Township alleging that their businesses are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars per year because of the municipality’s allegedly unconstitutional ordinances.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Monday, 05 October 2020 16:50

Businesses urged to maintain safety guidelines to avoid liability after court ruling

County health departments and business groups are still evaluating the potentially far-reaching legal effects of a Michigan Supreme Court opinion Friday, but a continued focus on stemming the public health crisis and keeping workplaces safe remains.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 16 August 2020 19:00

‘Questions and concerns:’ Outdoor drinking areas may offer lifeline for bars and restaurants, but oversight questions remain

Designating outdoor drinking areas is not only a way to modernize Michigan’s alcohol regulations, but also extends a critical lifeline for restaurants and bars grappling with limited activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:00

Experts weigh in on next steps for Michigan’s craft beverage industry

Craft beverage companies have been rocked by an unprecedented crisis, one caused not by bad business decisions or fundamental industry shifts, but by widespread closures related to a sweeping public health concern. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 05:12

Business interruption insurance unlikely to cover most coronavirus-caused disruptions

Companies that bought business interruption insurance to guard against losses in case of a major disruption may likely find their coverage won’t protect them from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 15 March 2020 15:00

Employers must communicate with workers about coronavirus policies

Leigh Schultz, a senior principal attorney in the Kalamazoo office of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC, has been fielding calls from her clients about what action they need to take regarding COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:06

Michigan craft beverage M&A to ease in 2020?

While craft beverage industry insiders expect more deals ahead nationally in 2020, the market in Michigan may be poised to level off. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 16:45

Gray Skies Distillery rebrands after trademark dispute

GRAND RAPIDS — After more than three and a half years in business, Gray Skies Distillery LLC has rebranded as Eastern Kille Distillery, effective immediately, to coincide with the first statewide launch of the company’s bourbon. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 07 July 2019 19:00

Craft beverage producers sue MLCC, allege unconstitutional state laws, enforcement

GRAND RAPIDS — Tensions between Michigan craft beverage producers and the state regulatory agency appear to be ratcheting up with the filing of a new federal lawsuit, MiBiz has learned. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 16 June 2019 12:00

Breweries appeal MLCC position on legality of free bingo games

GRAND RAPIDS — Five Michigan breweries are suing the Michigan Liquor Control Commission over the regulatory agency’s quashing of free bingo promotions at their taprooms.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 24 February 2019 21:15

Appeals Court ruling upholds employer drug policy in medical marijuana case

An appeals court ruling upheld the ability of employers to withdraw job offers to people who failed a pre-employment drug test, even if they are a legal user of medical marijuana. In a case involving the City of Lansing and its utility, the Lansing Board of Water and Light, the Michigan Court of Appeals this week ruled that employers may withdraw a just offer from prospective at-will employees.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 03 February 2019 20:48

EEOC scraps two wellness incentive rules, adding uncertainty for employers

A decision out of Washington, D.C. at the end of last year provides further uncertainty as to how far employers can go with incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in mid-December decided to scrap two rules about wellness incentives. 

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 26 May 2018 14:26

Craft brewers continue to eke out growth despite increased volatility

Muskegon’s Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. is embarking on ambitious expansion plans as the company wrestles with how best to compete in the highly volatile industry.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:38

After a pause in 2017, bank M&A expected to pick up

John Donnelly considers Independent Bank Corp.’s proposed $63.1 million deal to buy Traverse City-based TCSB Bancorp Inc. as indicative of the bank mergers likely to occur in Michigan next year.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:10

2018 banking outlook: Easing regulations, preparing clients for future cycles

Many of the forces that affected banks in 2017 — from rising interest rates and a good economy, to balancing digital technology investments with cybersecurity — remain the top issues bankers must manage in the year ahead.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:08

Second Detroit law firm moves into GR market amid numerous local personnel shifts

Bodman PLC became the second Detroit-based law firm to enter the Grand Rapids market in recent months with the opening of a new downtown office.

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 01 May 2017 17:09

Bodman PLC opens Grand Rapids office

Detroit-based law firm Bodman PLC has opened an office in Grand Rapids, its fifth in Michigan.

Published in Breaking News

Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

3 advisers offer their takes on the state of the craft beer industry

As the craft brewing industry grows in Michigan and beyond, it has been met with a continual skepticism about whether the market can support even more producers. Every industry hiccup stirs talk of a craft beer bubble that’s on the verge of bursting. In separate interviews, MiBiz brought that discussion to three professional advisers to get their take on the state of the industry.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

As competition heats up, Michigan craft brewers focus on business practices, taproom sales

Thirsty Michigan craft beer consumers bought the equivalent of around 59,000 more pints of Brewery Vivant’s beer in 2016 than they did the year before.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 30 October 2016 15:58

Steeple skirmish? SW Mich. brewery locked in trademark dispute with Pittsburgh company

NEW BUFFALO — A trademark dispute between two craft brewers has turned into a holy war of sorts. 

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 21 August 2016 14:37

Alternating proprietorships could alleviate capacity constraints for craft brewers

SAWYER — When Greenbush Brewery Co. needed to expand its production facility, co-owner Scott Sullivan faced a conundrum. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:18

An industry at a crossroads: Closely-held craft brewers — noted for fierce independence — weigh options for succession

As New Holland Brewing Co. LLC ramps up a major expansion into the Grand Rapids market that’s expected to open next month, President and co-founder Brett Vanderkamp has plenty to keep his mind occupied. 

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:10

Homeland Security takes action against Grand Armory Brewing over trademark

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified an unlikely threat lurking in West Michigan.

Published in Breaking News

Friday, 29 July 2016 08:00

Homeland Security takes action against Grand Armory Brewing over trademark

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified an unlikely threat lurking in West Michigan. At issue is Grand Armory Brewing Co.’s attempt to trademark the phrase “Coast Guard City,” which it used in the name of a signature beer brewed for the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 27 May 2016 12:26

Miller Canfield’s Infante helps launch national Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild

A West Michigan attorney is among a group of legal professionals nationwide hoping to raise the bar for advising the growing craft beverage industry.

Published in Food/Agribusiness