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More than a year into his tenure at Wolverine World Wide Inc., Tom Kennedy will now lead the global footwear manufacturer’s Sperry brand.

Legislation that passed the state Senate last Thursday seeks to level the playing field for economic development organizations trying to attract companies to Michigan’s border communities.

A new venture capital fund based in Grand Rapids plans to target investments in early-stage companies in the Midwest, MiBiz has learned.

Fast food and casual restaurant operator Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU) said yesterday it has initiated a string of acquisitions that will continue to grow its operations. 

AMI Entertainment Network LLC of Grand Rapids has acquired a U.K.-based manufacturer of jukeboxes.

A Northern Michigan provider of vendor management solutions for hospitals and health care systems has been acquired by a private equity firm.

Haworth sales up 6.6% in 2016

Written by | Thursday, 09 February 2017 13:31 |

After a year of modest sales growth, Haworth Inc. today reported annual sales of $1.94 billion for 2016.

Southland Auto Wash acquired by Arizona firm

Written by | Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:30 |

Southland Auto Wash of Wyoming, Mich. has been acquired by Tucson, Ariz.-based Mister Car Wash.

Carbide Specialties acquired by Riverside Tool

Written by | Thursday, 09 February 2017 05:00 |

Carbide Specialties Inc. of Grand Rapids has been acquired by an Elkhart, Ind.-based tooling company.

Against the backdrop of business leaders increasingly voicing concerns about a lack of downtown parking, the city of Grand Rapids plans to increase parking capacity with the construction of a new lot.

An increasing appetite for cage-free eggs among consumers will result in a $2 million expansion project for Poultry Management Systems Inc.

The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority board this morning agreed to provide tax increment financing to support a mixed-use hotel development in the core downtown business district.

Betten-Baker acquires Big Rapids dealership

Written by | Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:58 |

The Betten-Baker auto dealer group has expanded to Big Rapids with the acquisition of Gary Trimarco Chevrolet Buick GMC.

As the nation’s political and macroeconomic climate changes, The Right Place Inc. says it needs to adapt how it measures its impact.

Amway sales dip for third consecutive year

Written by | Wednesday, 08 February 2017 06:00 |

Sales at direct-selling giant Amway Corp. slid for the third consecutive year as key international markets softened in 2016.

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