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ProSlot Ltd., a manufacturer of slot car parts, recently closed a deal to transition leadership after its current owners decided to retire.

HOLLAND — Children who attend the Little Hawks Discovery Preschool often get an insider’s view of their environment simply by getting outside. 

State House lawmakers killed a Senate bill earlier this month that would have provided sportsman’s clubs an exemption from state and local property taxes.

LOWELL — The early excitement built up over a renewable energy facility in Lowell had begun to fade roughly a year ago, and formally ended on Dec. 1 when local officials moved to permanently cut ties with its operator.

The University of Michigan Health System’s acquisition of Metro Health appears on track to close in the near future.

Metro Health Hospital and two hospitals owned by Spectrum Health were ranked among the nation’s top hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, a national health care quality and safety advocate.

Michigan hospitals serving distressed areas tend to earn lower quality scores. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Three years after opening a local lending office, Horizon Bank plans to begin developing a branch network in the Grand Rapids market.

Tim Parker wasn’t actively looking for a new opportunity when he came across a LinkedIn posting that intrigued him.

By and large, 2016 made for a record year for many in West Michigan’s commercial real estate and construction sectors. 

NEW TROY — After a large bet on the oil and gas industry went south several years ago, Vickers Engineering Inc. struggled to position itself for growth. 

After months of depressed oil prices, West Michigan manufacturers with operations in the oil-and-gas industry could soon experience a reprieve. 

KALAMAZOO — The U.S. Air Force could rely on satellites designed by Western Michigan University students to diagnose issues with high-tech propulsion systems in space.

WYOMING — Stakeholders looking to redevelop one of West Michigan’s most storied industrial sites and attract high-quality manufacturing jobs have brought on a new partner. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Detroit-based Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP wants to build a presence in the Grand Rapids market based on the talent the law firm can attract.

More than 12,000 amateur athletes and their traveling companions from around the Great Lakes will descend on greater Grand Rapids next summer when the region hosts the State Games of America.

Mophie LLC plans to invest $685,000 in an expansion project in Texas Township, approximately 10 miles southwest of Kalamazoo.

Entergy Corp. announced this morning that it will close the Palisades Power Plant in Southwest Michigan.

Peter Kjome, the president and CEO of Grand Rapids Symphony, has accepted a position as president and CEO of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The Wege Foundation of Grand Rapids has named Jonathan Wege as chair of the foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired the North American operations of New Zealand-based Tenon Limited.

Lynx Network Group Inc. will become part of Cleveland-based Everstream Solutions LLC in a deal set to finalize in January 2017.

Five West Michigan companies rank among the top performing organizations in the nation for providing an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers.

Universal Forest Products Inc. has purchased its second Australian firm.

Stakeholders looking to redevelop one of West Michigan’s most storied industrial sites and attract high-quality manufacturing jobs have brought on a new partner.

Meijer Inc. President Rick Keyes has been promoted to the role of CEO of the privately-held grocery retailer.

Spurred on by the likes of developers such as Rockford Construction Co. Inc., Ryan Ogle now hopes to make his own mark along the Bridge Street corridor on Grand Rapids’ west side.

Neogen Corp. has acquired Quat-Chem Ltd., a chemical manufacturer of biocidal cleaning and disinfectant products based in the United Kingdom.

James “Jim” Gill will be the new President & CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Grand Angels has named Tim Parker, a former R&D executive at Bissell Inc., as its new president.

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