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Bronconess Wines offers WMU students hands-on business experience
KALAMAZOO — A pair of Western Michigan University students will have a chance to get hands-on business experience by running professional beverage brand Bronconess Wine.
GRPS, WMU partner on manufacturing and design training certificate for high schoolers
GRAND RAPIDS — Western Michigan University and Grand Rapids Public Schools have formed a two-year dual-enrollment partnership to assist high school students interested in pursuing careers in integrated design and manufacturing.
Longtime WMU general counsel joins Miller Canfield law firm
KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University’s longtime general counsel has joined law firm Miller Canfield PLC.
Kalamazoo Co. housing millage supporting 481 new units in first year
An expanded countywide housing millage is already funding five multifamily developments in Kalamazoo County, where studies have identified a need for thousands of additional housing units.
People in the News: June 6, 2022
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Grand Action 2.0 names Kara Wood as new executive director
Grand Action 2.0, the revamped group of executives behind some of the largest downtown Grand Rapids developments over the past couple of decades, has named a new executive director.
Greenleaf Capital invests $10M to scale up Kalamazoo fund for entrepreneurs; new committee to focus on women in leadership
A Kalamazoo-based investment fund that also looks to cultivate and support a new generation of entrepreneurs who want to own a business will use a $10 million investment to scale operations.
People in the News: April 25, 2022
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Utilities launch campaign as advocates, lawmakers ramp up community solar pressure
Michigan’s two largest investor-owned utilities have launched an “education campaign” as clean energy advocates tout the potential economic benefits of community solar energy and as lawmakers consider bills on the topic that the utilities oppose.
Career tech donation tips recent anonymous giving past $1B in Kalamazoo
Over the past four months, anonymous donations to support talent development, education and public services in the Kalamazoo area have now exceeded $1 billion, which local officials call a transformative and unique sum for the community.
MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 26, 2021
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WMU board approves sale of Grand Rapids East Beltline property for $6.25M
GRAND RAPIDS — The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Friday to sell the school’s 11-acre property located along East Beltline Avenue Southeast for $6.25 million.
Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence receives ‘transformational’ $400M donation
KALAMAZOO — City officials announced today that the Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence has received an anonymous $400 million donation to support the nonprofit’s mission to continue providing key city services without increasing local taxes.
NCAA rule change brings newfound revenue streams for student-athletes
Keith Mitchell recalled a time during his football playing days at the University of Michigan when he and other players volunteered at a football camp in the Detroit area. The coach hosting the camp charged hundreds of dollars per participant and drew a crowd of roughly a thousand.
$550 million gift to Western Michigan University a ‘catalyst’ for the community
KALAMAZOO — Representatives from Western Michigan University announced on Tuesday that the school has received the largest private gift ever bestowed on a public university.
Sleeping Giant Capital marks first year with investment, developing students
KALAMAZOO — The Western Michigan University management professors behind an investment fund that looks to cultivate and support a new generation of entrepreneurs hope to complete fundraising by the end of 2021.
Kalamazoo startup’s medical device fills unmet needs for diabetic patients
KALAMAZOO — A Kalamazoo startup seeks to raise $5.1 million over two capital rounds to commercialize a treatment for diabetic foot ulcers that cost billions of dollars annually to treat in the U.S.
Davenport University appoints higher ed veteran to lead business, technology colleges
Davenport University has appointed Amy Mansfield as the new dean of the Donald W. Maine College of Business and the College of Technology.
Despite the odds, higher education shows flexibility during pandemic
Like many in higher education, Western Michigan University moved fast to shift thousands of classes online when the COVID-19 pandemic hit this spring. Some of the changes made during the crisis will stick, according to President Edward Montgomery, who joined WMU in 2017. Montgomery served as chief economist and deputy labor secretary in President Bill Clinton’s administration and was also on President Barack Obama’s auto task force. Prior to joining WMU, he was the founding dean and professor of economics at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.
MiBiz Growth Report: November 22, 2020
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MiBiz Growth Report: November 8, 2020
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Jenson to retire from WMed; school launches national search for successor
KALAMAZOO — The founding dean at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo plans to retire early next year.
‘TREMENDOUS WIN:’ Tetra Therapeutics’ sale offers healthy returns for investors, validation for local ecosystem
GRAND RAPIDS — Tetra Therapeutics Inc.’s sale to a Japanese pharmaceutical company provides a final pathway toward bringing to market potential new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease and a form of autism, as well as generates a handsome return for financial backers.
Higher ed leaders plan for fall, respond to budget setbacks
Leaders at public universities, community colleges and private schools across Michigan are getting a clearer picture of their budget shortfalls resulting from COVID-19, but uncertainty still clouds enrollment prospects and future in-person learning.
Longer recession predicted without federal support for state, local budgets
University of Michigan researchers told state officials at this month’s revenue estimating conference they anticipate a gradual economic recovery in the next few years, resulting in an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent by the end of 2022.
Nonprofits hit pause on fundraisers, grapple with loss of revenue
Rescheduled. Postponed. Canceled. These are the words Michigan nonprofits are using frequently these days when talking about the status of fundraisers that are critical to the financial health of their organizations.
GVSU plans to resume in-person classes for fall, cover $13M COVID-19 shortfall
ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University is tentatively planning to resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester while absorbing an anticipated $13 million budget shortfall related to the coronavirus.
Suppliers resume manufacturing in preparation for automakers
Automotive suppliers in West Michigan will begin warming up the industry’s supply chain next week.
WMU brewing program adds business focus, grapples with effects of climate change, COVID-19
Steve Bertman Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Western Michigan University spoke with MiBiz recently about the climate crisis and threats to the brewing supply chain, and why it’s appropriate to discuss climate alongside COVID-19.
Growth Report: January 6, 2020
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