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Wednesday, 06 April 2022 12:48

Aspen Surgical Products receives additional capital from Boston PE firm

CALEDONIA — Aspen Surgical Products Inc. has received additional capital from Boston-based Audax Private Equity to support further growth.

Tuesday, 05 April 2022 13:00

Food producer The GFB to offset Kentwood facility’s power usage with renewables

KENTWOOD — Certified B Corp and food producer The GFB: The Gluten Free Bar is now participating in a Consumers Energy program to offset its Kentwood production facility’s electricity usage entirely with renewable energy.

Monday, 04 April 2022 17:15

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: North Ottawa Community Health System, Trinity Health discussing merger

Executives at North Ottawa Community Health System and Trinity Health, the Livonia-based parent company of Mercy Health, have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore the potential of a merger between the two systems.

Friday, 01 April 2022 12:30

Century Technology Group portfolio companies to merge, rebrand as MindSpring

Inno-Versity LLC and Th3rd Coast Digital Solutions, two portfolio companies of Ada-based family office Century Technology Group Inc., will merge and rebrand as MindSpring LLC, company officials announced.

Monday, 28 March 2022 14:49

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Generic drug maker developing low-cost insulin

With the financial backing of several Michigan-based health care companies, generic drug manufacturer CivicaRx is preparing to produce low-cost insulin within the next two years.

Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:02

MiBiz Growth Report: March 28, 2022

Recruitment platform Job.com has acquired QCI Healthcare Staffing, a Grand Rapids-based health care staffing agency. The deal was the fourth staffing agency acquisition by Job.com, which seeks to acquire small to medium-sized staffing agencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:44

People in the news: March 28, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for March 28, 2022

Monday, 21 March 2022 13:51

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: The Fed begins to steadily increase interest rates to combat inflation

The Federal Reserve last week began the first of what’s expected to be several quarter-point interest rate increases to help curb inflation that’s running at a 40-year high.

Thursday, 17 March 2022 15:25

State awards $2M to local farmland preservation programs

Seven Michigan farmland preservation programs have received $2 million in state funding to assist farmers with costs related to development rights on agricultural land and conservation easements.

Wednesday, 16 March 2022 10:44

Lighting and furniture maker Roll & Hill announces $1.5M expansion in Wyoming

WYOMING — West Michigan’s “rich tradition of furniture making” has helped lure high-end lighting and furniture maker Roll & Hill to build a second manufacturing facility in Wyoming.

Tuesday, 15 March 2022 15:53

MiBiz on WGVU: Bridging the ‘digital divide,’ health care worker shortage, health insurance revenue

MiBiz Senior Writer Mark Sanchez appears on WGVU to discuss efforts to boost broadband internet access in West Michigan, federal funding being deployed to attract health care workers, and how major health insurers will start to factor COVID-19 costs into future rates.

Monday, 14 March 2022 21:22

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Minority business advocates seek input on 12 ‘transformational’ projects

Business and economic development leaders recently released a list of 12 “transformational” projects for Kent County that hope to attract people, as well as public funding, to the region.

Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:12

MiBiz Growth Report: March 14, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 14, 2022.

Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:03

People in the news: March 14, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for March 14, 2022

Thursday, 10 March 2022 11:20

GR marketing firm Deksia merges with longtime Portland marketing agency Anvil Media

Grand Rapids marketing agency Deksia LLC has merged with Anvil Media, a digital marketing agency in Portland, Ore.

Wednesday, 09 March 2022 18:59

Kent County waives food licensing fees with $1.2M in federal relief funding

Kent County officials will use federal COVID-19 relief funding to waive food licensing fees this year for all existing food establishments in the county, saving the average restaurant about $500.

Tuesday, 08 March 2022 17:47

Schupan & Sons acquires Iowa materials recycler

KALAMAZOO — Family-owned materials recycler Schupan & Sons Inc. has acquired a Midwest-based recycler, company officials announced.

Tuesday, 08 March 2022 11:34

Miller Johnson law firm hires former Perrigo exec as first CEO

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids-based law firm Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey PLC has hired former Perrigo Co. plc executive Rich Sorota as CEO.

Monday, 28 February 2022 11:48

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Highlights from the 2022 M&A Deals and Dealmakers Awards

MillerKnoll Inc., Bell’s Brewery Inc. and Huntington Bank were among the top award-winning deals in this year’s MiBiz M&A Deals and Dealmaker Awards.

Monday, 28 February 2022 09:19

Winners of the 2022 MiBiz Deals & Dealmakers Awards

With the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror, dealmaking activity in West Michigan and elsewhere came roaring back in 2021. Flush with capital, private equity flooded the market, while sellers — for a variety of reasons — have newfound reasons for exiting. 

Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:49

MiBiz Growth Report: February 28, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for February 28, 2022.

Monday, 21 February 2022 12:29

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Consumers Energy supporting EV charging rollout

Consumers Energy announced plans today that it will issue 200 rebates over the next two years to help offset the cost for site hosts to install electric vehicle charging stations.

Thursday, 17 February 2022 12:28

State announces $409M grant program for businesses that lost revenue during pandemic

A new $409 million state grant program will be available starting March 1 for Michigan businesses that experienced financial hardship as a result of state-ordered shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wednesday, 16 February 2022 09:59

Behrens to retire as executive director of GVSU Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Dr. Teri Behrens, who has served as executive director of Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy since 2018, has announced that she will retire this year.

Monday, 14 February 2022 13:26

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Grand Haven to consider Chinook Pier redevelopment proposal

City officials in Grand Haven are considering a Zeeland-based developer’s proposal to reconfigure Chinook Pier in downtown.

Monday, 14 February 2022 13:12

GFS to expand retail network with Canadian food service company acquisition

WYOMING — Gordon Food Service Inc. is poised to add new food categories to its offerings and expand its network of retailers through an upcoming acquisition.

Sunday, 13 February 2022 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: February 14, 2022

Here is a snapshot of company activity from our February 14, 2022 print edition.

Thursday, 10 February 2022 12:38

Video Q&A: Cybersecurity expert discusses best practices, emerging trends

Richard Maloley, senior security consultant with Grand Rapids-based software and I.T. firm OST, discusses best practices for small and mid-sized businesses to confront cybersecurity breaches and threats. 

Monday, 31 January 2022 14:04

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Whitmer, Republicans unveil competing tax cut plans

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislators have offered competing tax cut proposals in recent weeks as a result of budget surplus and an influx of federal stimulus funding.

Sunday, 30 January 2022 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: January 31, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for January 31, 2022.

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