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Rapid transit agency hires deputy CEO

Written by | Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:28 |

The Interurban Transit Partnership, the organization that operates The Rapid bus transit system around the Grand Rapids metro area, announced on Tuesday that it had hired a new member for its executive team.

The developers behind a nearly 1 million-square-foot distribution facility received their final municipal approval on Monday evening.

Q&A: Ira Bryck

Written by | Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00 |

On May 22 at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, the Family Business Alliance of Grand Rapids is hosting a seminar on effective family meetings and family councils for owners and members of familyowned companies. The keynote speaker at the event is Ira Bryck, an Amherst, Mass.- based expert in the study of family-owned businesses, who will discuss the importance of family-owned businesses maintaining constant communication. MiBiz spoke with Bryck on the economic impact of keeping businesses within the family and of maintaining dialogue among family members.

A West Michigan cider producer plans to open a satellite tasting room in northern Kent County.

MiBiz Growth Report: May 14, 2018

Written by | Sunday, 13 May 2018 17:55 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 14, 2018.

A major kayak manufacturer plans to expand into newly added space at Muskegon’s Port City Industrial Park, MiBiz has learned.

Polling data found support for boosting state funding for Michigan’s 15 public universities.

Two apartment complexes in suburban Grand Rapids are back on the market after being purchased in 2015 for almost $100 million.

TGW Systems Inc., a global manufacturer of material handling equipment and provider of logistic solutions, said it plans to expand its footprint in the United States with offices in Seattle and Atlanta.

Michigan’s largest energy provider has inked a new deal with data center operator Switch Ltd. at its facility in Gaines Township in southern Kent County.

Calvin College to become Calvin University

Written by | Tuesday, 08 May 2018 12:00 |

Calvin College will shift to a university structure in 2020 in a move administrators say will open opportunity or innovation and collaboration.

The operator of seven Denny’s restaurants in Western Michigan seeks to restructure under federal bankruptcy protection.

Automotive supplier LG Chem Michigan Inc. once again hopes to expand its workforce on the lakeshore.

Knight Watch acquires Vertex Integration

Written by | Thursday, 03 May 2018 16:13 |

Building services and systems integration firm Knight Watch Inc. has acquired a similar Hudsonville-based company.

A Frankfort, Mich-based dried fruit producer is moving into a new processing plant in Warrens, Wisc.

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