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Sunday, 01 August 2021 12:21

MiBiz Growth Report: August 1, 2021

Here is the MiBiz growth report for August 1, 2021.

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:30

Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence receives ‘transformational’ $400M donation

KALAMAZOO — City officials announced today that the Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence has received an anonymous $400 million donation to support the nonprofit’s mission to continue providing key city services without increasing local taxes.

Monday, 26 July 2021 15:54

Indiana RV manufacturer chooses St. Joseph County for $35.9M expansion

LANSING — State and local officials announced a series of grants and tax incentives for a major Indiana-based recreational vehicle manufacturer to expand in St. Joseph County.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 15:41

Kalamazoo Wings to launch new hockey affiliation with Columbus Blue Jackets

KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo Wings have finalized an affiliation partnership for the upcoming season with the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets and their American Hockey League partner, the Cleveland Monsters.

Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:36

MiBiz Growth Report: July 19, 2021

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 19, 2021.

Thursday, 15 July 2021 14:20

$10M grant to support new statewide apprenticeship program

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has received a $10 million federal grant that will go toward an apprenticeship program for more than 1,640 workers.

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 13:29

SpartanNash to open Caledonia Micro-Fulfillment Center for online grocery shopping

BYRON CENTER — Grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash Co. has announced a new “Micro-Fulfillment Center” that will assemble online grocery orders to be shipped to local grocery stores or homes.

Sunday, 04 July 2021 12:49

MiBiz Growth Report: July 4, 2021

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 4, 2021.

Thursday, 01 July 2021 13:00

Michigan rolls out $5M sweepstakes for vaccinated adults

Michigan is the latest state to offer a lottery-style incentive for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine under a new partnership with Meijer Inc. and the Michigan Association of United Ways.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 12:55

Grand Rapids airport breaks ground on new $7.7M operations center

GRAND RAPIDS — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport broke ground today on a $7.7 million operations center meant to serve as a “lifeline” by streamlining day-to-day operations and providing support in emergencies. 

Thursday, 24 June 2021 13:35

Gun Lake Casino renames 20 Monroe Live to GLC Live at 20 Monroe

GRAND RAPIDS — Downtown Grand Rapids venue 20 Monroe Live has been renamed to GLC Live at 20 Monroe after Gun Lake Casino became the new name-in-title sponsor. 

Sunday, 20 June 2021 14:13

MiBiz Growth Report: June 20, 2021

Here's the MiBiz Growth Report for June 20, 2021.

Thursday, 17 June 2021 16:14

State to lift all COVID-19 restrictions on June 22

Michigan residents will no longer have to contend with COVID-19 gathering and masking restrictions beginning next week.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021 09:29

Bobcat Bonnie’s restaurant coming to Grand Rapids’ Breton Village in fall 2021

GRAND RAPIDS — Detroit-based Bobcat Bonnie’s restaurant is planning to open its first West Michigan location at the former Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar in Breton Village.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 13:28

Midwest Fastener investing $10.8M in Portage HQ expansion, Decatur operations

PORTAGE — Midwest Fastener Corp. plans to create up to 90 jobs as part of a $10.8 million investment to expand its headquarters and distribution center in Portage and operations in Decatur.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 12:05

Organizations, residents set to occupy newly constructed Warner Building in downtown Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO — Prominent businesses and community organizations will soon move into the newly constructed mixed-use Warner Building in downtown Kalamazoo.

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 13:05

Walker pallet recycler to acquire Ohio packaging solutions provider

WALKER — Pallet recycler Kamps Inc. announced this week that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to buy an Ohio packaging solutions provider and its subsidiaries.

Sunday, 06 June 2021 13:04

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts receives $65,000 grant for temporary exhibition

KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts recently received a $65,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art as part of a nationwide initiative.

Sunday, 06 June 2021 11:47

MiBiz Growth Report: June 6, 2021

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 6, 2021.

Monday, 24 May 2021 09:51

MiBiz Growth Report: May 24, 2021

Here's the MiBiz Growth Report for May 24, 2021.

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 15:08

Zeigler Automotive Group acquires Northwest Indiana dealership

KALAMAZOO — Zeigler Automotive Group has added a new brand to its portfolio after announcing the purchase of a new location in Northwest Indiana.

Friday, 14 May 2021 12:18

Mel Trotter Ministries raises $9.8 million so far in capital campaign

GRAND RAPIDS — Faith-based homeless shelter Mel Trotter Ministries has raised $9.8 million so far as part of a nearly $15 million capital campaign to upgrade and expand housing resources and bolster its workforce development program.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 16:27

Baker College lands $25M grant for virtual innovation center, extended reality technologies

OWOSSO — A $25 million grant from a California-based augmented and virtual reality solutions provider will allow Baker College to use the advanced technology across all six of its Michigan campuses and other learning centers.

Monday, 10 May 2021 16:16

Amway, Van Andel foundation contribute to India COVID-19 relief efforts

Amway Corp. and the David & Carol Van Andel Family Foundation last week announced a total of $750,000 to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India, where the country is seeing its worst surge yet overtake its health system.

Sunday, 09 May 2021 13:20

MiBiz Growth Report: May 9, 2021

Here's the MiBiz growth report for May 9, 2021.

Friday, 30 April 2021 11:45

Molding Solutions completes acquisition of Norton Shores plastics molder

NORTON SHORES — Seabrook Plastics Inc., a molder of plastic parts primarily for the automotive and defense industries, recently finalized the sale of its company to a fellow lakeshore-based plastic parts manufacturer.

Sunday, 25 April 2021 11:23

MiBiz Growth Report: April 25, 2021

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 25, 2021.

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 16:32

Consumers Energy plans to ramp up electric vehicle fast-charging stations

JACKSON — Consumers Energy plans to help ramp up the number of fast-charging electric vehicle stations across the Lower Peninsula in the coming years to ensure EV drivers can travel longer distances while maintaining access to charging equipment.

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 10:49

Michigan sports betting gets March Madness boost

Internet gaming and online sports betting receipts each increased nearly 20 percent in March over the previous month, continuing steady growth for Michigan’s sector that launched in January.

Sunday, 11 April 2021 12:00

MiBiz Growth Report: April 11, 2021

This is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 11, 2021.

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