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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.

Dan Buron has been selected to serve as the new CEO for Goodwill Northern Michigan.

Shareholders at Talmer Bancorp Inc. today overwhelmingly backed a proposed $1.4 billion merger with Chemical Financial Corp.

A wholesale nursery with operations in West Michigan has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after struggling financially for several years. 

DENSO invests $37 million in Battle Creek

Written by | Wednesday, 13 July 2016 12:13 |

DENSO International America Inc. will invest $37 million to buy machinery and automation equipment for its manufacturing facility in Battle Creek, according to a statement.

Dow Chemical Co.’s decision to shave 700 workers from its workforce in Midland may prove beneficial for West Michigan manufacturers struggling to fill their talent needs.

A previous plan by Kendall College of Art and Design to acquire and redevelop a Kent County-owned building will not go forward.

The Soo Locks will be protected under the watch of a West Michigan security company with a new federal contract.

Joe Sobieralski has been named interim president and CEO for Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) following the abrupt departure of previous leader Marie Briganti in late June, according to a statement.

The airspace above West Michigan could become considerably more crowded now that a new federal ruling makes it easier for companies to use drones.

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