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The developers behind a proposed downtown skyscraper presented more details last night regarding plans to build the city’s tallest building, but the proposal has yet to cross the finish line.

Despite concerns from nearby neighbors over issues of parking and density, a controversial 71-unit apartment building with retail space moved one step closer to becoming a reality tonight.

Two hotels are planned for vacant parcels of land in close proximity to the under-construction Switch Ltd. data center in Gaines Township.

616 Development plans a mixed-use project along the booming Wealthy Street corridor in the East Hills neighborhood east of downtown Grand Rapids.

President Juan Olivarez of Aquinas College plans to retire June 2017, according to the Board of Trustees.

Terryberry Co. LLC has acquired Ann Arbor-based Kelleher Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer of employee recognition products.

The Waldron Public House, one of the downtown area’s most recently opened watering holes, has closed to the general public.

Venture capital investments in Midwest health sciences companies ballooned during the first half of 2016, both in terms of deal flow and dollar value.

A project to move a microbrewery from the outskirts of Sparta to the heart of the village downtown got a shot in the arm yesterday thanks to a state grant.

Shares of Perrigo Co. plc declined sharply today after the company reported lower quarterly sales and earnings and cut expectations for 2016.

City Built Brewing Company LLC said today in a statement that it had installed its 10-gallon brewing tanks and plans to be open by early October.

Meritage Hospitality Group Inc., a Grand Rapids-based restaurant operator, today announced the acquisition of 10 more Wendy’s stores in the Oklahoma City area.

First Companies Inc., a development and general contracting firm based in Grand Rapids, continues to grow a medical office campus on the city’s southeast side.

Advanced industries continue to drive employment growth in Grand Rapids in the face of talent constraints.

Chemical Financial Corp.’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Talmer Bancorp Inc. heads to a close this fall after securing approval from federal regulators.

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 8, 2016. 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based architecture firm Progressive AE Inc. has acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based AI Design Group Inc., according to a statement. The new company will be headquartered in Grand Rapids and leadership will remain the same, according to a statement. AI Design will now be referred to as a Progressive AE company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Fraudulent scams have grown ubiquitous across the legitimate marketplace, leaving a much more complex network of victims and challenging incorrect public perceptions about who is most at risk.

Sometimes you’ll do things for family that you won’t do for others.

The company CEO Marc Schupan runs today barely resembles the Schupan & Sons Inc. he took over more than 40 years ago following the sudden death of his father. 

While it’s common for entrepreneurs to turn to family members for business partners, it’s a practice that can come with its fair share of baggage.

As New Holland Brewing Co. LLC ramps up a major expansion into the Grand Rapids market that’s expected to open next month, President and co-founder Brett Vanderkamp has plenty to keep his mind occupied. 

Human-centered design is changing the way nonprofits across Grand Rapids approach complex problems.

GRAND RAPIDS — The recently announced leadership transition at Mercantile Bank Corp. has been in the works for years and should provide continuity going from one CEO to another, executives say.

GRAND RAPIDS — When he retired from Fifth Third Bank at the end of 2015, David Dams told his colleagues that he “was looking for that next new venture or adventure.”

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified an unlikely threat lurking in West Michigan.

An analysis of 2015 financial information shows the state’s expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare drove strong profits for one sector of the Michigan economy: health management organizations (HMOs). 

Stakeholders in West Michigan’s commercial real estate industry continue to express cautious optimism for the foreseeable future, despite the emergence of some headwinds. 

KENTWOOD — As medical device manufacturers work to maintain compliance with ever-tightening federal regulations, one West Michigan consulting firm aims to make at least one part of the process easier. 

GRAND RAPIDS — After purposely avoiding deals in the automotive industry, private equity firm Blackford Capital has shifted its strategy with the acquisition of a Southeast Michigan supplier.  

Craft brewers’ increasing appetite for local ingredients has translated into a budding opportunity for Michigan hop growers. 

As Michigan’s private sector continues to expand, municipal executives remain concerned that the state’s local units of government have limited options to share in that growth.  

It’s an oft-heard line that you can be fired in Michigan just for being gay.

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will soon decide whether to approve Norman J. Beauchamp Jr. as the new dean of the MSU College of Human Medicine, headquarted in Grand Rapids.

GE Aviation plans to expand its facility at 6120 Norton Center Dr., according to documents submitted to the Norton Shores planning commission.

A developer’s proposal to build between 83 and 89 apartments on one of the Heritage Hill neighborhood’s few vacant sites may well move forward, but not without scrutiny from neighbors.

In raising an additional $4.28 million in venture capital funding, Tetra Discovery Partners LLC plans to support the ongoing clinical trials for a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

A startup biotech company that aims to counter invasive aquatic species has set up shop in the Muskegon Innovation Hub.

With $18 million in additional capital, Vestaron Corp. approaches the final leg of an 11-year journey to the marketplace.

Lakeland Health plans to launch a $160 million expansion this fall at its main hospital campus.

A new report released by the Michigan Office for New Americans (MONA) purports to show the wide-ranging economic benefits contributed by immigrants in the state of Michigan.

A group of investors want to turn a vacant, former industrial site on Muskegon Lake into prime waterfront real estate with mixed-use development on site.

Grand Rapids Metrology Inc. acquired the Michigan operations of Kanawha Scales and Systems of Poca, W.Va.

Great Lakes Fasteners Corp. has been acquired by All Integrated Solutions, a Wisconsin-based distributor of fasteners and components.

U.S. LBM Holdings LLC has acquired Muskegon-based Keene Lumber Company.

A West Michigan software developer for automotive aftermarket products has been acquired by Innova Electronics Corporation of Irvine, Calif.

John Dunn will retire from his position as president of Western Michigan University on June 30, 2017.

As developers propose a new 71-unit studio apartment building on the edge of downtown Grand Rapids, Heritage Hill residents remain concerned about the added density and a lack of parking in the neighborhood.

Business owners across Michigan maintained a relatively upbeat view of the state’s economy at midyear.