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Nestle Waters North America plans to invest $36 million into an expansion at its Ice Mountain bottling plant in Mecosta County, roughly 50 miles north of Grand Rapids.

Eleven hospitals in West Michigan were among 29 statewide to receive a top grade in the latest report card on patient safety.

Extol Inc. has sold its ErgoStation product line of height-adjustable tables and machine bases to Indiana-based Precise Mold & Plate.

NEW BUFFALO — A trademark dispute between two craft brewers has turned into a holy war of sorts. 

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 31, 2016

Written by | Sunday, 30 October 2016 17:16 |

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

• M&A: Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. has acquired Kalamazoo-based Lush Gourmet Foods, a maker of flavored peanuts and almonds. Grand Rapids-based Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. will allow Lush Gourmet to operate under its original brand, according to a statement. Lush Gourmet founder Bisera Urdarevik will join Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. as the company’s creative director of product development. Lush Gourmet’s production will be transferred to Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.’s Grand Rapids headquarters in early 2017, according to the statement. Urdarevik created Lush Gourmet in 2011 while studying as a culinary student at Kendall College in Chicago. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

A newly formed partnership will move forward on a long-planned apartment renovation project in the popular Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids.

The Eastown Business District is poised to get its second brewery.

Telehealth provider RespondWell LLC of Grand Rapids has been sold to Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc., a producer of musculoskeletal health care products.

The opening of a neurology clinic in Grand Haven could become the first of multiple satellite sites for Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences.

Macatawa Bank increases earnings in 2016

Written by | Thursday, 27 October 2016 16:56 |

Macatawa Bank Corp. today reported higher earnings for this year’s third quarter.

Vickers Engineering invests $5.1M in New Troy

Written by | Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:23 |

Vickers Engineering Inc. plans to invest $5.1 million in new equipment and facility improvements at its headquarters in New Troy, 15 miles northeast of New Buffalo.

Acquisition costs trim Chemical net income

Written by | Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:53 |

Expenses tied to the acquisition this summer of Talmer Bank & Trust lowered Chemical Financial Corp.’s net income for the third quarter, which otherwise reported stronger results.

ChoiceOne Bank reports record earnings

Written by | Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:38 |

Sparta-based ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. reported a record net income of $1.6 million, or 52 cents per share, for the third quarter.

A long vacant parking lot at the northeast corner of Wealthy Street and Fuller Avenue could see new life.

Butterball Farms to sell Ontario creamery

Written by | Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:19 |

After a decade of ownership, Grand Rapids-based Butterball Farms Inc. will sell Stirling Creamery of Ontario to Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited.

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