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Bodman PLC became the second Detroit-based law firm to enter the Grand Rapids market in recent months with the opening of a new downtown office.

MiBiz Growth Report: May 30, 2017

Written by | Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:40 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 30, 2017: 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based FEDCom Credit Union, which has three offices in the Grand Rapids area with 7,654 members and assets of $67.6 million, proposed to merge into Midland-based Members First Credit Union. Members First has eight offices, 50,680 members and $480 million in assets. The deal was listed in a monthly activity report issued by state regulators.

Deals in the craft beer sector have become commonplace in recent years, but now the deal flow has spread to Michigan’s more mature wine industry.

Spartan Motors appoints new chairman

Written by | Thursday, 25 May 2017 16:29 |

Spartan Motors Inc. has appointed James Sharman to serve as chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Harmony Brewing plans expansion in Eastown

Written by | Thursday, 25 May 2017 16:26 |

The owners of an Eastown brewpub have plans for a significant expansion.

MEDC CEO Arwood to step down June 30

Written by | Wednesday, 24 May 2017 16:03 |

The CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) and president and chairman of the Michigan Strategic Fund will step down at the end of June.

Downtown GR retailer expands to larger space

Written by | Wednesday, 24 May 2017 14:47 |

Boutique retailer Apothecary off Main plans to expand its presence in downtown Grand Rapids.

Jim Hackett, the former top executive at Grand Rapids-based office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc., has been tapped to lead Ford Motor Co.

Automotive and manufacturing employment in Michigan will ease during 2017 as vehicle production dips, according to a new outlook from Comerica Inc.

Investors continue to seek out housing opportunities in West Michigan.

An operator of fast food and other restaurants has added a large portfolio of Wendy’s locations to its portfolio.

An Arizona-based consolidator of car wash operations continues to bolster its position in the greater Grand Rapids market.

Vision Real Estate Investment Inc. today announced plans to begin developing an industrial business park in southern Kent County just south of the U.S. 131 and M-6 interchange.

Hubbell, Roth & Clark opens Kalamazoo office

Written by | Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:03 |

Bloomfield Hills-based civil engineering firm Hubbell, Roth & Clark Inc. has opened a Kalamazoo office.

Bill Hughson has joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology as CEO, coming from from IntegraMed Fertility, the largest fertility network in North America with 28 practices where he was CEO and continues as vice chairman of the board. He previously served from 2009 to 2013 as president of the health care group for DeVry Education Group.

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