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A tribal-owned architecture and engineering firm in Southwest Michigan plans to relocate its headquarters to a new Kalamazoo commercial development.

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ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc., the parent company of ChoiceOne Bank, recorded higher earnings for the third quarter.

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A West Michigan manufacturer of wood-based products has acquired Pak-Rite Ltd., a Milwaukee,Wis.-based packaging design and manufacturing firm.

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Trustees at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County named Todd Jacobs as the organization’s next president and CEO.

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Four business expansions in West Michigan that will collectively generate $110.3 million in investment and create more than 280 jobs earned state incentives today.

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The city of Muskegon and Muskegon County along with Parkland Properties LLC have unveiled plans for a new downtown convention center campus.

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Shoulder Innovations Inc. closed on $2.5 million raised in a Series A equity funding round led by the Michigan Angel Fund of Ann Arbor.

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As Grand Rapids adjusts to a new medical marijuana ordinance and as voters consider legalizing recreational marijuana later this year, employers continue to express uncertainty about the future.

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The latest economic outlook from Business Leaders for Michigan shows far less optimism for the future among the state’s business executives.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health’s venture capital arm joined other groups to invest $20 million into a California company that developed a medical device to accurately measure blood loss during surgeries and births.

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A West Michigan car dealership group plans to acquire a pair of stores located a mile apart on Plainfield Avenue north of Grand Rapids.

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Walker-based grocery retailer Meijer Inc. hopes to build a new gas station adjacent to its recently-opened Bridge Street Market west of downtown.

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Air compressor manufacturer Gast Manufacturing Inc. plans to invest $6 million into its existing facility in Berrien County.

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Grand Valley State University plans to begin work next week on a $70 million addition to its health campus along Michigan Street east of downtown.

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A Grand Rapids-based automotive supplier has acquired Emergent Carbon Wheels, a Kansas City, Kan.-based manufacturer of carbon fiber composite wheels.

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Automotive supplier Yanfeng Automotive Interiors has permanently laid off 55 West Michigan employees as it plans to relocate its North American headquarters to Novi.

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Mercantile Bank Corp. grew third quarter earnings by more than 20 percent compared to a year ago.

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Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 15, 2018.

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Associate professor of psychology Director of the Sleep and Learning Lab, Michigan State University  

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Cookies made by volunteers and residents of Degage Ministries are providing people with tasty treats and helping the organization access much-needed funding.

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By focusing on the smaller end of the M&A market, Max Friar has sought to expand the deal flow for his Grand Rapids-based advisory firm.

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The recent scale and scope of M&A activity around the region has made for a “pretty cool year” for deal advisers like Rajesh Kothari. 

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The “secret sauce” that separates Auxo Investment Partners from other private equity firms comes down to hard work. 

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Aaron Zeigler fell in love with the car business as a teenager.

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Amy Sparks’ acquisition of Nuvar Inc. in May required the company’s new top executive to adapt to her role as an “outsider” as she worked to integrate herself into the operations. 

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Faced with an industry sea change and the loss of a major customer, Benton Harbor-based Midwest Timer Services Inc. needed to take action to remain a growing business.

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Acquiring Sparta-based Old Orchard Brands LLC in April allowed a Canadian beverage company to add a modern plant in Michigan to better access the Midwestern market.

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A recapitalization in late 2010 put Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. on the path to triple-digit annual growth.

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Friends and family saw Stephen Waterbury heading toward a career in law before he ever did.

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MiBiz, in conjunction with the Association for Corporate Growth Western Michigan, is pleased to present the sixth-annual M&A Deals and Dealmakers of the Year Awards.

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