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Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

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Strong loan growth, the recent acquisition of Traverse City State Bank, and a lower tax rate drove Independent Bank Corp.’s earnings significantly higher in the second quarter.

Chemical Financial Corp. today relocated its corporate headquarters to Detroit.

Doctors employed by North Ottawa Community Health System went to work today for Mercy Health.

A new $20 million venture capital fund aims not only to generate returns for investors but also address a wide gender gap in the investing industry.

Spectrum Health’s potential acquisition of Lakeland Health could possibly provide a boost for Priority Health to pick up business in the Southwest Michigan market. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Tina Freese Decker takes over as president and CEO at Spectrum Health later this summer as the health care industry adapts to a combination of changes. 

ST. JOSEPH — Knowing the business wouldn’t get any easier, directors at Lakeland Health decided the best route into the future was to pursue a deal with another health system.

Tina Freese Decker, who started at Spectrum Health 16 years ago and steadily moved up the executive leadership ranks, will become its next president and CEO on Sept. 1.

HUDSONVILLE — The newest Meijer Inc. store in West Michigan includes a first for the region: a retail-based medical clinic operated by Spectrum Health.

West Michigan’s economy remained in growth mode at mid-year, as a monthly industrial activity index recorded improvements in most categories.

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