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Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:23

Q&A: David Lorenz, Travel Michigan

David Lorenz has stepped into the role as chief promoter of Michigan’s $22.8 billion tourism industry during the height of the busy summer travel season. Lorenz was named vice president of Travel Michigan, a unit of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., in mid-July after 13 years with the agency, most recently as industry relations and international marketing manager.

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After spending over 20 years as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Leslie Bellavance decided to transition from teaching into a leadership role. That led the veteran educator to positions at James Madison University in Virginia and Alfred University in New York, and she now comes to Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.

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The Grand Rapids Planning Commission today unanimously approved a proposed 287-unit apartment development just north of the Michigan Street corridor. There, Valdosta, Ga.-based Rise Real Estate Co. plans to acquire and demolish 20 properties along Benson and Grand Streets to make way for the new apartments, along with a proposed 325-space parking deck.

Published in In the News
Monday, 11 May 2015 23:47

Veterans In The Workplace

Over the next five years, up to 50,000 military veterans are expected to return to Michigan, bringing with them skills in IT, healthcare, engineering, skilled trades, advanced manufacturing and public safety, among other fields.

Published in Supplements

While financial executives must remain focused on their fiduciary responsibilities, the best CFOs are unafraid to dig into every part of their companies’ operations. That’s according to the three financial executives who participated in a best practices panel discussion this week as part of the CFO of the Year Awards hosted by MiBiz in cooperation with the Western Michigan chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI).

Published in CFO Award Profiles

As the senior political columnist for the Washington, D.C.-based conservative publication The Washington Examiner, Tim Carney writes regularly on the entanglements of business and government.

Published in Q&A

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. made numerous attempts over the past year to settle a trademark dispute with a small microbrewery in North Carolina, but every offer was rebuffed, Bell’s Founder Larry Bell told MiBiz.

Published in In the News

Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy received a $5 million gift from Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman and the Hagerman Foundation.

Published in In the News
Sunday, 01 February 2015 22:00

Top down

Typically sitting low to the ground and offering high power-to-weight ratios, small fuel tanks and little room for anything inside sans a passenger, roadsters are far from practical vehicles. But as a driver’s car, they fit the bill perfectly.

Published in Downtime
Sunday, 01 February 2015 22:00

Dinner Date

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner — Saturday, Feb. 14 — now’s the time to plan an evening out with your significant other. For those interested in a casual atmosphere and truly remarkable food on par with the best West Michigan has to offer, head over to Muskegon for a visit to Mia & Grace.

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