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Aquinas President announces retirement

Written by | Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:04 |

President Juan Olivarez of Aquinas College plans to retire June 2017, according to the Board of Trustees.

Terryberry acquires Kelleher Enterprises

Written by | Monday, 15 August 2016 12:33 |

Terryberry Co. LLC has acquired Ann Arbor-based Kelleher Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer of employee recognition products.

Venture capital investments in Midwest health sciences companies ballooned during the first half of 2016, both in terms of deal flow and dollar value.

The Waldron Public House, one of the downtown area’s most recently opened watering holes, has closed to the general public.

A project to move a microbrewery from the outskirts of Sparta to the heart of the village downtown got a shot in the arm yesterday thanks to a state grant.

Advanced industries continue to drive employment growth in Grand Rapids in the face of talent constraints.

Shares of Perrigo Co. plc declined sharply today after the company reported lower quarterly sales and earnings and cut expectations for 2016.

City Built Brewing Company LLC said today in a statement that it had installed its 10-gallon brewing tanks and plans to be open by early October.

Meritage Hospitality Group Inc., a Grand Rapids-based restaurant operator, today announced the acquisition of 10 more Wendy’s stores in the Oklahoma City area.

First Companies Inc., a development and general contracting firm based in Grand Rapids, continues to grow a medical office campus on the city’s southeast side.

Chemical Financial Corp.’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Talmer Bancorp Inc. heads to a close this fall after securing approval from federal regulators.

The company CEO Marc Schupan runs today barely resembles the Schupan & Sons Inc. he took over more than 40 years ago following the sudden death of his father. 

Craft brewers’ increasing appetite for local ingredients has translated into a budding opportunity for Michigan hop growers. 

As New Holland Brewing Co. LLC ramps up a major expansion into the Grand Rapids market that’s expected to open next month, President and co-founder Brett Vanderkamp has plenty to keep his mind occupied. 

As Michigan’s private sector continues to expand, municipal executives remain concerned that the state’s local units of government have limited options to share in that growth.  

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