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GRAND RAPIDS — The $1.7 million in capital CertifID LLC raised earlier this year perhaps typifies how investors view the tech sector these days.

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West Michigan-based technology executives increasingly view the industry as an up-and-coming star of the region’s economy.

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Larry Andrus began thinking about his eventual exit from Trivalent Group Inc. almost from the beginning.

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WYOMING — Tucked away in a nondescript warehouse in a Grand Rapids suburb, hundreds of custom-built computer servers are at work 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

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Regardless of size or resources, nonprofits must keep cybersecurity top of mind. 

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Kent County and other stakeholders plan “two firsts” in providing abatements for Switch Ltd.’s colocated data center in Gaines Charter Township.

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Sunday, 01 May 2016 09:36

MiBiz Growth Report: May 2, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 2, 2016.

  • M&A: Brad Davis and Lynne Bosgraaf, both formerly executive team members at Grand Haven-based Light Corp., have acquired Ram Electronics Inc., a manufacturer in Fruitport of printed circuit boards, custom wire harnesses and other components. The deal came about as Ram’s previous owner, Don Neidlinger, looked to retire. Zeeland-based Rua Associates LLC advised Davis and Bosgraaf on the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed. The executives partnered with Mercantile Bank Corp. to structure a loan through the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s collateral support program. The program provides collateral to fund down payments on expansions or mergers and acquisitions.
  • M&A: Lansing-based Neogen Corp., a manufacturer of food and animal safety products, acquired Brazil-based Deoxi Biotecnologia Ltda, an operator of an animal genomics laboratory, according to a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Deoxi’s management and staff will remain with the company.
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Executives at West Michigan technology firms generally fall into two “diametrically opposed” camps when it comes to outlining employment agreements for their workers.

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Just as buying a Ferrari won’t instantly win you any races or turn you into Mario Andretti, buying the most expensive customer relationship management (CRM) system won’t transform your business into sales machine — despite the claims posted on almost any CRM system’s website.

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