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Bradley Co. LLC wants to bolster its presence in West Michigan’s commercial real estate market via a new acquisition.

Lakeland Health today became a part of Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health as the two finalized a merger agreement.

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 1, 2018

Written by | Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:51 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 1, 2018.

Immigrants now living in Kent County are making a significant impact on the local economy.

Dockless electric scooters could soon become available on the streets in Michigan’s second-largest city.

Nine days after a social media announcement that it would leave the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce over a controversial endorsement of Bill Schuette, Founders Brewing Co. has changed its mind.

Stryker Corp. agreed to pay a $7.8 million fine to settle federal securities charges of violating laws over internal accounting controls and records for foreign sales.

Amway to close two plants in Ada

Written by | Friday, 28 September 2018 14:21 |

Direct-selling giant Amway Corp. plans to close two plants in West Michigan as part of a restructuring of its manufacturing operations, MiBiz has learned.

An independent baseball team from Traverse City has sold to the ownership group of the West Michigan Whitecaps, the Detroit Tigers’ Class-A affiliate.

Contractors and operating engineers have found a temporary solution to a labor dispute that’s affected more than 150 road construction projects around the state — and three in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Hudsonville Ice Cream expands in Holland

Written by | Tuesday, 25 September 2018 15:48 |

A West Michigan creamery has invested $1.6 million into its existing Holland production facility.

Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette on Monday morning signaled further willingness to expand the state’s civil rights law following an endorsement controversy last week.

Brewery Vivant is planning to open a satellite facility that will help ease space constraints and give the company a broader reach into the greater Grand Rapids area, MiBiz has learned.

Few local M&A advisers have as great an impact on both deals and dealmakers alike as veteran attorney Stephen Waterbury.

A Northern Michigan manufacturer of equipment for high-power laser systems has acquired a German supplier of laser crystals.

A Grand Rapids-based provider of furniture protection plans and other products has been acquired by the warranty and specialty risk firm Amynta Group.

Steelcase Inc. and Herman Miller Inc. each posted strong sales and earnings for their most recent quarters and expect growth to continue into the current period.

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. is expanding its stable of alternative workplace furniture designs.

The backlash against the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce over its controversial endorsement of GOP Michigan gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette continues to percolate.

Over the last several years, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has sought to make diversity and inclusion a key part of its mission and culture.

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