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The parent company of MC Sports says it plans to wind down operations at its corporate headquarters and distribution center starting the end of March.

The state’s economic development body today voted to approve incentives for two mixed-use development projects around downtown Grand Rapids.

Metro Health Village has become a focal point for hospitality projects this week.

The development arm of Grand Rapids-based general contracting firm Orion Construction Co. Inc. plans to build a new hotel in the southwest corner of Kent County.

Post Community Credit Union in Battle Creek plans to merge into Berrien Springs-based Honor Credit Union.

Perrigo Co. plc’s drive to improve operations and earnings includes the elimination of 750 non-manufacturing positions globally.

Planned Grand Rapids hotel to move forward

Written by | Monday, 27 February 2017 17:16 |

A long-planned hotel north of downtown Grand Rapids will begin construction tomorrow.

Operations at Family Christian Stores will wind down over the next month, according to a state filing from the company.

Mercantile Bank Corp. plans to open a commercial loan office in Troy that will eventually grow to a full-service branch.

Grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash Co. plans to unveil a new e-commerce service that will allow customers to order products online and pick them up at a store.

GRAND RAPIDS — The announcement yesterday that Family Christian Stores plans to close all 240 of its stores in 36 states sent shockwaves through an already struggling industry.

Nearly two years after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Family Christian Stores said today that it planned to cease all operations.

Strong performance in its fleet vehicle business lifted sales for Spartan Motors Inc. throughout 2016.

Demand for lumber throughout the retail, construction and industrial markets drove strong sales for Universal Forest Products Inc. last year.

Bank of America plans to lease 40,000 square feet of space at 250 Monroe NW in Grand Rapids as the bank looks to grow its market presence in the region.

An investment by a Chicago private equity firm provides Grand Rapids Ophthalmology the capital to expand its footprint across Michigan and potentially into neighboring states.

Vander Mill LLC and Long Road Distillers LLC have struck a partnership to further capitalize on the growing market for craft spirits.

Two West Michigan sustainability nonprofits to merge

Written by | Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16:21 |

Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum of St. Joseph has completed its merger into Grand Rapids-based West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.

Wolverine World Wide Inc. closed its fourth quarter with revenues modestly higher than expected by Wall Street analysts, while reporting full year fiscal results in-line with its previous guidance.

American Grease Stick Co. of Muskegon was acquired last year by 3 Rivers Capital, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based private equity firm.

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