When Ken Diggs began his role as CFO with Greenleaf Hospitality Group Inc. in 2011, he joined a company amid a series of financial challenges.
Kraig Harper and other executives at Service Express Inc. began 2015 by seeking an investor to support a buyout of the company and continue to grow the business.
A focus on core principles and strict financial discipline allows Gary Rose to cut through a deluge of data each day as he monitors the performance of more than 160 Wendy’s restaurants.
After 28 years with Grand Rapids-based construction subcontracting firm Kent Companies Inc., CFO Randy Brink has been through myriad up-and-down cycles.
Goodwill Industries of West Michigan plans this summer to open a new 10,000-square-foot Employment and Training Center in Holland.
GRAND RAPIDS — Commerce Bank has moved into West Michigan, seeking to carve out a role in the middle market.
Zoos and nature centers across West Michigan are constructing new facilities this year thanks to strong support from individual donors and contributions from foundations.
West Michigan’s business community says it has a vested interest in how well third-graders can read.
LANSING — A mid-Michigan particle accelerator has taken the next step in an ambitious expansion plan that would position the company to capitalize on the multi-billion dollar market for medical isotopes.
Bronson Healthcare Group’s second FastCare clinic in Southwest Michigan will add to the growing lineup of retail medical centers that offer convenient access to patients seeking treatment for minor conditions.
In 2015, Blue Care Network spent $55.4 million for just 712 members who each took a specialized drug to treat Hepatitis C.
GRAND RAPIDS — As Kendall College of Art and Design finishes its first cohort of graduate architecture students, the school’s nascent program aims for significant growth in the coming years.
KALAMAZOO — With a dearth of major buildings left to renovate in the downtown Kalamazoo area, developers say new construction will soon be their only option going forward.
HOLLAND — After losing nearly a quarter of its annual sales because of the struggling oil and gas industry, Hemco Gage Corp. plans to expand its reach by targeting medical device and aerospace manufacturers across the country.
BYRON CENTER — West Michigan could become a hub for innovative waste processing companies in the coming years.
GRAND RAPIDS — The managers of Michigan Accelerator Fund I are seeking to raise up to $5 million from investors to provide further financial backing to portfolio companies.
After a banner year for deal flow, the merger and acquisition market seems to have tempered slightly in 2016.
Gordon Food Service Inc. (GFS) yesterday reached a $1.85 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over discriminatory hiring practices.
Plastics distributor Total Plastics Inc. of Kalamazoo has acquired Northeast Plastic Supply of Philadelphia.
After reaching full capacity at its Grand Rapids production facility, Kent Quality Foods Inc.plans to invest $35 million into a second plant in Ottawa County’s Jamestown Charter Township.
Spiech Farms LLC will invest more than $1 million into an expansion project at its production facility in Paw Paw.
Norton Shores-based Horizon Group Properties Inc. announced yesterday the formation of a partnership to build The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo in Laredo, Texas.
Oliver Products Co. yesterday announced that it had acquired New Britain, Pa.-based Mangar Medical Packaging.
Indianapolis-based The XLerate Group has acquired Grand Rapids Auto Auction.
Traverse City-based craft beer bar and restaurant 7 Monks Taproom has unveiled plans for a Grand Rapids location along the growing Michigan Street corridor.
Deerfield, Ill.-based Pregis LLC will invest $17 million in an expansion project for its Eagle Film Extruders Inc. facility in Grand Rapids.
Michigan State University received two major donations totaling $15 million for the forthcoming $88.1 million Grand Rapids Research Center.
Gov. Rick Snyder has approved a package of bills designed to clarify the process for manufacturers filing personal property tax (PPT) exemptions.
South Haven Health System could become a part of Bronson Healthcare Group if the two can agree on a final deal and persuade voters to do the same.
Following a two-year preparation process, Crystal Flash has successfully transitioned to a 100-percent employee-owned company.
Cargill Kitchen Solutions will invest $27 million in a 28,000-square-foot expansion at the company’s egg processing facility in Lake Odessa.
Two Planned Parenthood affiliates, whose operations separately served the state of Michigan, have merged into one entity known as Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI).
St. Louis, Miss.-based Commerce Bank has announced plans to enter Michigan with a Grand Rapids office.
Wolverine World Wide Inc. reported declining revenues in the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, in line with what the company’s executives predict to be a challenging year.
American Airlines announced that it will begin offering three nonstop daily flights from Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Fox Brothers Company, a distributor of roofing, siding, windows, doors and other products, has been acquired by Virginia-based Beacon Roofing Supply Inc.
Neogen Corp. has acquired Nevada-based Preserve International and Tetradyne LLC, a manufacturer of cleaners and disinfectants for the livestock and food processing industries.
The partners in a newly proposed grocery store in downtown Grand Rapids cite the growing number of residents and workers in the Heartside neighborhood as a sign that the city needs more food options.