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Restaurant operator Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. in Grand Rapids announced the promotion of two long-term executives.

Sakae Seiko Co. Ltd. of Ōbu, Japan has opened its first North American sales office in Battle Creek.

Kingma’s Market to expand in Ada

Written by | Wednesday, 01 June 2016 11:18 |

Long-time northeast Grand Rapids specialty grocer Kingma’s Market plans to expand and open its second store in Ada.

A long-vacant part of Grand Rapids’ burgeoning West Side neighborhood could soon become the focus of a new development project.

Alphabroder to close facility in Niles

Written by | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 15:40 |

Broder Bros Co., the owner of national apparel retailer Alphabroder, plans to close its Niles facility by Sept. 30, 2016, according to a filing with the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification (WARN) act.

MiBiz Growth Report: May 31, 2016

Written by | Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:53 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 31, 2016. 

  • M&A: Sun Capital Partners Inc., a Florida-based private equity firm, has acquired convenience store operator Admiral Petroleum Co. and Lemmen Oil Co. in Coopersville. Admiral operates 130 Admiral gas stations and convenience stores in Michigan and Indiana, plus nine under the Lemmen brand name. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sun Capital named Jeff Turpin, a 20-year veteran of the convenience store industry, as CEO. Turpin previously served as chairman and CEO of VPS Convenience Store Group, a former portfolio company of Sun Capital.

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care, a St. Joseph home care provider, has acquired Ability In-Home Care.

U-M Health System joins Together Health

Written by | Friday, 27 May 2016 13:36 |

The University of Michigan Health System has joined Together Health Network, a statewide care network formed two years ago between the Michigan operations of Trinity Health and Ascension Health.

National Coatings Inc. in Traverse City has been acquired by Color Masters Painting of Raleigh, N.C.

Despite a first quarter revenue decline, executives at grocery retailer and food distributor SpartanNash Co. say they’re hungry for new business opportunities and possibly acquisitions.

Manistique-based Mackinac Financial Corp. will extend its footprint in Wisconsin with a planned acquisition of Niagara Bancorporation.

Sun Capital, a Florida-based private equity firm, has acquired convenience store operator Admiral Petroleum Co. and Lemmen Oil Co. in Coopersville

Faced with difficulty in attracting tenants, a Grand Rapids developer will halt plans for a proposed high-amenity office tower in downtown’s Heartside neighborhood and explore other options for the project.

Responsibly managing corporate finances increasingly requires the best financial executives to expand their scope by branching out into other roles. That was one key message this year’s winners in the MiBiz CFO of the Year Awards shared during a best practices panel discussion this week.

Restaurant operator Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU) unveiled plans for future growth at its annual shareholder meeting earlier this week.

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