Growing up in Kalamazoo, Rishi Makkar vividly recalls his father working nights mopping floors at a gas station while chairing the criminal justice department at Western Michigan University by day.
GRAND RAPIDS — The Verve Pipe had billed its show at 20 Monroe Live, the long-awaited new Grand Rapids concert hall, as a 20th birthday party for the West Michigan rock band’s platinum-selling “Villains” album.
A new dashboard unveiled today by a coalition of West Michigan economic developers and other organizations aims to increase accessibility to key data about the region.
Sporting goods retailer MC Sports might need a Hail Mary pass right about now.
Uvex Winter Holding, a safety equipment manufacturer based in Fürth, Germany, has acquired a minority stake in Grand Rapids-based Hex Armor.
Richard Carlson, the president and CEO of the Muskegon-based Goodwill Industries of West Michigan (GIWM), will retire March 31, being succeeded by Jeanette Hoyer.
In a bid to increase transparency among consumers and government, Senate Democrats today announced a bill requiring publicly-traded companies to disclose employees by location.
Special-Lite Inc. has invested $1 million in an expansion project that will alleviate capacity constraints and allow for further growth.
In another step in a series of hiring sprees, LG Chem Michigan Inc. announced today an expansion project that could yield upward of 150 new jobs at its headquarters in Holland.
Mercy Health aims to elevate its cardiac care through new partnership with the University of Michigan’s health system.
MC Sports, a Grand Rapids-based sporting goods retailer operating in seven Midwest states, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan.
High-end luxury carpet manufacturer Scott Group Custom Carpets LLC has acquired cross-town rival PWV Studios Ltd.
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.