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Brian Edwards

Brian Edwards

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KALAMAZOO – Privately held biotechnology firm Tolera Therapeutics Inc. said it has raised $5.5 million from Hopen Life Science Ventures, Triathlon Medical Ventures Partners and the SWMF Life Science Fund.

KALAMAZOO -- Medical device maker Stryker Corp. said Tuesday that it reached a deal to buy privately held Surpass Medical Ltd. for $100 million in cash, plus up to $35 million in milestone payments.

With the auto business surging and Midwest agriculture ticking up, a national truck leasing firm plans to open seven new franchise locations in the Midwest, including an operation in Grand Rapids.

One of the largest staffing and HR consulting firms in the region has been sold to its employees through a 100 percent employee stock ownership plan.

Restaurant operator Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. announced it has acquired three Wendy's restaurants in North and South Carolina. 

Cyber attacks, data breaches and stolen laptops create billions of dollars in expense and liability that are not covered by traditional insurance policies, according to a senior risk-management executive who spoke recently to the West Michigan chapter of Financial Executives International.  That’s creating a new wave of policies to protect companies from incurring expenses when their digital defenses break down.

Join MiBiz and other West Michigan employers on Oct. 31 for a free healthy breakfast event spotlighting the region's best practices in workplace wellness. 

Seated at his desk at Borgess Heart Institute last month, Dr. Tim Fischell remembers the “a-ha moment” that launched what would become Ostial Solutions LLC.

Monday, 19 March 2012 09:42

Trucks: The other vehicle market

The automotive industry looms large in West Michigan, but it is not the only vehicular game in town

Bill JohnstonKALAMAZOO--William D. Johnston of Portage, Mich., and Jeanne Carlson of Novi, Mich., have been elected to serve for 2012 as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees.

The election took place at the Feb. 29 meeting of the trustees. All officers serve one-year terms. Johnston replaces Trustee Dennis Archer of Detroit, who remains on the board.

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