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Nick Manes

Nick Manes

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The former COO of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) has filed a whistleblower protection lawsuit against his former employer, alleging widespread misuse of donor-restricted funds.

When Roberta King decided it was time for a career change, she wanted to make sure her next phase involved something unique. The long-time vice president of public relations and marketing at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation ultimately decided the niche market of medical and legal recreational marijuana needed a “premier national and international communications firm.” King recruited fellow marketing and branding veteran Dottie Rhodes and the two officially launched Canna Communications LLC in late August. King spoke with MiBiz regarding the opportunities in the industry, ranging from consulting with startup businesses in the complex marijuana industry to organizing advocacy campaigns.

GRAND RAPIDS — A 105,000-square-foot medical office building fully occupied by Metro Health-University of Michigan Health was acquired by new owners as part of a multi-state, 25-building property deal, MiBiz has learned.

HOLLAND — Faced with a shortage of housing for people at various income levels, community leaders in Michigan’s fastest-growing county are exploring new ways to develop residential units.

Although a formal GOP tax reform bill has yet to be introduced, executives in the commercial real estate industry are already expressing concern.

A West Michigan commercial business park came under new ownership earlier this month.

Newell Brands Inc. plans to invest $7.3 million and create 87 new jobs as part of an expansion at its R&D facility in Kalamazoo.

An entity tied to Grand Rapids-based RDV Corp., a family office for the DeVos family, has sold a portion of a Cascade Township industrial park to a Detroit-area investor.

Friday, 22 September 2017 10:22

Honigman to relocate in Kalamazoo

Detroit law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is vacating its downtown Kalamazoo office and relocating to a new office park south of the city’s central business district.

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