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Stryker reports strong growth for Q2

Written by | Thursday, 21 July 2016 16:54 |

Stryker Corp. posted sales growth of 16.6 percent for the second quarter, although net income dipped.

Robust construction and retail markets drove sales in Universal Forest Products Inc.’s second quarter.

Midwest Amusement Co. has been acquired by Cincinnati-based Pioneer Vending in a deal that closed last week.

Meritage Hospitality reports solid Q2 growth

Written by | Thursday, 21 July 2016 12:56 |

Propelled by further acquisitions, restaurant operator Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. saw sales continue to grow in the second quarter of 2016.

The $1.4 billion merger between Chemical Financial Corp. and Talmer Bancorp Inc. heads to probable close later this year after securing shareholder approvals from both companies.

Construction subcontracting firm Kent Companies Inc. plans to expand operations to Northern Michigan.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement today that two department heads will swap roles.

The Highland Group becomes certified B Corp

Written by | Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:59 |

The Highland Group of Grand Rapids LLC, a digital marketing firm headquartered in the Cherry Hill neighborhood, has earned certified B Corporation status, according to a statement.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a combined $177 million settlement with Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc. over two 2010 oil spills, including one in southern Michigan.

As construction on Holland's new power plant nears completion, the $240 million project announced it had earned the Envision Platinum award from the Washington D.C.-based Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).

Mercantile Bank Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Mike Price plans to retire at the start of 2017.

The city of Grand Rapids has received $500,000 in supplemental funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Flint Community Schools has selected a Grand Rapids-based public relations firm as its agency of record.

New legislation aims to encourage more investors to get involved in supporting Michigan-based startup companies.

A West Michigan luxury boat builder aims to breathe new life into a facility near Lake Macatawa that once manufactured iconic high-end boats.

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