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Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

Senior Writer

msanchez@mibiz.com

GRAND RAPIDS — When he graduated in 1990 from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Dr. Norman Beauchamp Jr. told himself he wanted to return some day to give back.

GRAND RAPIDS — Two organizations that represent independent physicians in West Michigan could morph into a single new group they formed last year to give greater voice to doctors who operate their own medical practices.

ST. JOSEPH — A $160 million expansion and renovation this fall will modernize Lakeland Health’s main campus in St. Joseph, allowing it to operate as efficiently as possible and drive quality outcomes.

MIDLAND — As Chemical Financial Corp. moves toward closing its latest and largest acquisition, David Ramaker remains open to additional deals that would further expand the bank’s footprint in the Midwest.

Venture capital investments in Midwest health sciences companies ballooned during the first half of 2016, both in terms of deal flow and dollar value.

Shares of Perrigo Co. plc declined sharply today after the company reported lower quarterly sales and earnings and cut expectations for 2016.

Chemical Financial Corp.’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Talmer Bancorp Inc. heads to a close this fall after securing approval from federal regulators.

While it’s common for entrepreneurs to turn to family members for business partners, it’s a practice that can come with its fair share of baggage.

GRAND RAPIDS — The recently announced leadership transition at Mercantile Bank Corp. has been in the works for years and should provide continuity going from one CEO to another, executives say.

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