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Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

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Great Lakes Management Services Organization, the company formed last spring with private equity firm Sterling Partners’ acquisition of Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, acquired Shoreline Vision in Muskegon.

Surpassing 100 procedures for both heart and lung transplants shows the steady progress made in the programs Spectrum Health launched earlier this decade.

Seeking to cuts losses from reduced Medicare funding, Sunset Retirement Communities and Services plans to close a rehabilitation center in Jenison and replace it with a memory center for dementia patients.

HUDSONVILLE — After assembling a team of veteran commercial lenders, West Michigan Community Bank is putting more focus on growing in the greater Grand Rapids area.

John Donnelly considers Independent Bank Corp.’s proposed $63.1 million deal to buy Traverse City-based TCSB Bancorp Inc. as indicative of the bank mergers likely to occur in Michigan next year.

Nearly 150 Consumers Credit Union employees from four different locations have come together in one new three-story, 92,000-square-foot headquarters.

Charles Owens’ nearly 25 years as director of the Michigan office for the National Federation of Independent Businesses has coincided with four governors in Lansing: Jim Blanchard, John Engler, Jennifer Granholm and Rick Snyder. Since Gov. Snyder is term-limited, Michigan voters will elect a new governor in 2018, a year in which the NFIB will get involved to oppose two possible ballot proposals: One to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, and the other to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022. That’s on top of a minimum wage increase of 35 cents to $9.25 per hour on Jan. 1. The NFIB also plans to back a proposal to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law.

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