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Friday, 24 June 2022 09:51

Digital consultant Twisthink expanding with new headquarters at GR Innovation Park

Holland-based digital consulting firm Twisthink LLC is expanding with a new headquarters at the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Innovation Park.

Monday, 20 June 2022 13:14

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: State lawmakers advance housing bill package

State House lawmakers last week advanced a four-bill package to help alleviate housing shortages statewide by incentivizing developers to build projects across varying price points.

Monday, 20 June 2022 05:05

Staffing agencies merge to expand services in West, Northern Michigan

Grand Rapids staffing and human resources outsourcing firm Axios HR recently completed its merger with Petoskey-based PMP Personnel Services, creating an 11-office entity spanning Northern to Southwest Michigan.

Sunday, 19 June 2022 18:21

People in the News: June 20, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for June 20, 2022 

Thursday, 16 June 2022 11:43

Blackford Capital sells Hudsonville construction equipment dealer amid recent exits

GRAND RAPIDS – Private equity firm Blackford Capital has sold Grand Equipment Co. in Hudsonville to Chicago-based investment firm Cognitive Capital Partners LLC.

Monday, 13 June 2022 09:59

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: SpartanNash shareholders reject activist investor group’s board proposal

Following months of contention with an activist investor group, SpartanNash Co. shareholders late last week rejected an attempt to seat three new directors to the company’s board.

Monday, 06 June 2022 12:47

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Proposed federal rule change threatens Michigan Works! funding

A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor could jeopardize crucial funding for Michigan’s primary workforce development association, leading to the potential closure of at least 20 job training facilities and a loss of more than 200 staffers.

Sunday, 05 June 2022 18:28

MiBiz Growth Report: June 6, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth report for June 6, 2022:

Sunday, 05 June 2022 18:18

People in the News: June 6, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for June 6, 2022 

Tuesday, 31 May 2022 14:41

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Whitmer seeks resolution to ‘unworkable’ timeline involving two West Mich. tribes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently appealed to the U.S. Department of the Interior for help in resolving an “unworkable” timeline as two tribes separately make economic development efforts.

Monday, 30 May 2022 17:48

Woosah, Outside Coffee Co. plan lakeshore store in Douglas

Grand Rapids-based Woosah Outfitters and Outside Coffee Co. plan to open a lakeshore location in Douglas that also will offer various gear rentals.

Thursday, 26 May 2022 18:31

State, partners launch lakeshore electric vehicle charging network in Holland

HOLLAND — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared in Holland today to launch a partnership with an electric vehicle manufacturer, a nonprofit and energy companies to build out an electric vehicle charging network in state parks along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Thursday, 26 May 2022 10:12

MiBiz Growth Report: May 23, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth report for May 23, 2022:

Monday, 23 May 2022 15:43

Norton Shores-based Next I.T. acquired by leading cybersecurity firm

NORTON SHORES — A West Michigan information technology service provider has been acquired by a leading cybersecurity and tech firm that executives say will bring more resources and capital backing for growth.

Sunday, 22 May 2022 18:24

People in the News: May 23, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for May 23, 2022 

Monday, 16 May 2022 12:42

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: West Michigan food producers on front lines of formula shortage

Four food manufacturing companies with operations in West Michigan are on the front lines of the ongoing baby formula shortage that is causing significant challenges for families with infants.

Monday, 09 May 2022 12:53

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Most GR cannabis equity businesses not meeting goals

Very few Grand Rapids cannabis businesses are fulfilling social equity promises they made three years ago to gain an advantage when applying for a city license, though some city officials say the program is filled with “unattainable” goals.

Sunday, 08 May 2022 18:49

MiBiz Growth Report: May 9, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth report for May 9, 2022:

Sunday, 08 May 2022 18:38


Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for April 25, 2022 

Thursday, 05 May 2022 16:17

Video Q&A: West Mich. banking veteran discusses lending environment amid economic volatility

Krista Flynn, who started this week in a new role as Midwest regional executive for commercial banking at PNC Bank, discusses the current lending environment in what she describes as relatively volatile economic conditions.

Monday, 02 May 2022 16:52

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Grand Rapids Gold considers move to Van Andel Arena

With the upcoming closure of the DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center on July 31, minor league basketball team the Grand Rapids Gold is looking for a new home arena.

Thursday, 28 April 2022 12:30

Plainwell asphalt service provider Tustin’s sells to individual investor

PLAINWELL —  Ownership of asphalt maintenance service company Tustin’s Asphalt Sealing Inc. is changing hands.

Monday, 25 April 2022 17:40

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Palisades nuclear plant now in limbo

The planned May 31 closure date of the Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County is now in limbo after federal officials last week issued guidance on a new $6 billion program to save operating U.S. nuclear plant.

Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:49

MiBiz Growth Report: April 25, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 11, 2022.

Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:35

People in the News: April 25, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for April 25, 2022 

Monday, 18 April 2022 15:46

University of Michigan Health-West opens new Allendale outpatient medical center

ALLENDALE — University of Michigan Health-West has opened a new outpatient medical center in Allendale.

Monday, 18 April 2022 12:45

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Siciliano’s Market transitions to new ownership

A Grand Rapids staple for craft beverages and food, Siciliano’s Market Inc. is selling to new owners after nearly 30 years on the city’s west side.

Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:31

MiBiz Growth Report: April 11, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 11, 2022.

Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:18

People in the news: April, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for April 11, 2022 

Wednesday, 06 April 2022 13:01

Blackford Capital water sports portfolio company makes second recent add-on acquisition

Aqua-Leisure Recreation LLC, a portfolio company of Grand Rapids private equity firm Blackford Capital, acquired Longwood, Fla.-based INYO Pool Products LLC, a brand of swimming pool supply, repair and maintenance products.

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