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Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A Inc. appears to have plans for a store at 2183 East Beltline Ave., just north of Knapp Street NE.

Third Coast Development LLC’s plans to construct additional apartments and retail along the burgeoning Michigan Street corridor took a step forward today.

Two Grand Rapids care providers have rolled out new initiatives that further expand telehealth offerings.

Trillium Ventures MSV LLC, a Grand Rapids-based multi-family investment and property management firm, has acquired a Portage apartment complex.

Rx Optical starts on $6 million expansion

Written by | Friday, 23 September 2016 10:07 |

Rx Optical Laboratories Inc. broke ground this week on a $6 million expansion of its corporate headquarters in Kalamazoo.

Despite soft sales in the beginning of its first quarter, Herman Miller Inc. reported modest sales growth over the previous year, driven primarily by an improving North American market.

Declining order volumes hampered revenues for office furniture maker Steelcase Inc. in its second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 26, 2016.

Mercy Health Muskegon broke ground today on a $271 million medical center that will consolidate inpatient care at a single campus.

GRCC launches Fountain Hill Brewery, Peter’s Pub

Written by | Tuesday, 20 September 2016 13:57 |

One of Grand Rapids’ newest breweries will open on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College this academic year.

Grand Valley State University has received a $332,640 federal grant to train nurse practitioners to work in rural communities in Michigan.

Borgess Medical Center and its sister hospitals in Michigan are rebranding under a move by parent company Ascension Health to create a common brand identity.

Core Realty Holdings LLC, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based investment group, has acquired five nearly-full industrial properties around West Michigan.

FRUITPORT — A connection Chris Witham made five years ago at a trade show in Anaheim, Calif. culminated in a major investment that will position Motion Dynamics Corp. for growth in the medical device industry.

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 19, 2016

Written by | Sunday, 18 September 2016 15:56 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 19, 2016.

• M&A: Zeeland-based BiaCare Corp., a manufacturer of compression garments and bandages, was acquired by SIGVARIS Group, a Swiss maker of medical compression textiles. BiaCare was founded 12 years ago and employs 22 people in Zeeland, according to a statement. The company developed a range of compression products with velcro wraps to treat lymphedema, lipedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SIGVARIS pursued the acquisition as part of its international growth strategy for medically complex compression applications, calling BiaCare “a pioneering leader” in the segment. For BiaCare, the deal “significantly increases our ability to provide physicians and therapists the compression solutions they need,” according to President Keith Hoffman. 

VoiceGR seeking respondents for 2016 survey

Written by | Friday, 16 September 2016 15:50 |

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University has put out a call for more responses to its 2016 VoiceGR survey.

Software development training company Grand Circus LLC will begin offering its “coding bootcamp” next month in West Michigan.

Metro Health would become part of the University of Michigan Health System by year’s end under a definitive agreement announced today.

Air-Way Manufacturing, a manufacturer of hydraulic fittings, has established a 20,000-square-foot office facility in North Carolina to support its subsidiary Hydra-Flex Inc.

Virginia-based Ferguson Waterworks has acquired Jackson-based Michigan Pipe and Valve’s Kalamazoo location.

Johnson Technology Inc., a subsidiary of GE Aviation, plans to invest more than $14 million in converting an existing warehouse into a manufacturing facility for nozzles and shrouds for commercial and military jet engines.

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