Amy Sparks’ acquisition of Nuvar Inc. in May required the company’s new top executive to adapt to her role as an “outsider” as she worked to integrate herself into the operations. 

Published in Breaking News

Mergers and acquisition activity remained strong in West Michigan through the third quarter, as many sellers opted to go to market while they can still get a good price for their businesses.

Published in Economic Development

Most businesses remain vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, as online attacks continue to grow.

Published in Other

In the middle of an extended construction industry expansion across West Michigan, most contractors are focused on running their businesses, rather than transitioning them to new ownership. 

Published in Small Business

When Alan Hartline purchased Kingma’s Market four years ago, he pivoted away from a corporate world in which he was at the “mercy of quarterly earnings and Wall Street.”

Published in Small Business

GRAND RAPIDS — Accounting, law and marketing firms are hosting more educational and social gatherings than they were just three years ago.

Published in Small Business

With availability of talent at a premium, many manufacturers are attempting to lure away key workers from their competitors. 

Published in Manufacturing

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
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M&A market shift ahead?

M&A professionals say deal volume remains strong heading into mid year with more buyers in the market than sellers. 

Published in Economic Development

Private equity investments in Michigan grew in 2016 with an increase in both deals and the amount of capital invested.

Published in Finance
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