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Friday, 18 December 2020 13:29

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts awarded $350,000 grant from Mellon Foundation

KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is one of just 14 small art museums across the country to receive significant grant funding for maintaining operations as COVID-19 challenges continue.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 11:09

State grants to fund 18 more fast-charging electric vehicle stations

State officials have announced a second round of grant funding totaling nearly $450,000 to support 18 new electric vehicle fast-charging stations along a coordinated network across Michigan.

Friday, 11 December 2020 14:57

State to open $10M grant program for small biz hampered by COVID-19 restrictions

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced Friday that it would soon start accepting applications for up to $15,000 relief grants from small businesses “disproportionately impacted” by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Friday, 11 December 2020 11:47

Secure Investors Group acquires Van Buren County insurance agencies

LAWTON — Troy-based Secure Investors Group Inc. plans to acquire South Michigan Insurance Agency Inc. and Donald E. Thornton Insurance Agency in Lawton.

Wednesday, 09 December 2020 13:03

Lambert & Co. closes deal for Houston marketing, branding firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Public relations and investor relations firm Lambert & Co. formed a joint venture with 9th Wonder, a Houston, Texas-based marketing and brand strategy firm.

Monday, 07 December 2020 11:47

Innovative Medical Systems acquired by Illinois electronic security firm

GRAND RAPIDS -- Convergint Technologies LLC in Schaumburg, Ill., has acquired Grand Rapids-based Innovative Medical Systems Inc., a reseller of acute care and technical products for hospitals.

Friday, 04 December 2020 16:26

Automate 2021 canceled because of pandemic concerns

ANN ARBOR — The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced on Friday that it has postponed its signature event and is rescheduling for 2022.

Sunday, 06 December 2020 11:07

MiBiz Growth Report: December 6, 2020

Here's the MiBiz Growth Report for December 6, 2020.

Monday, 30 November 2020 16:31

Private equity firm acquires controlling interest in Grand Rapids cleanroom producer

GRAND RAPIDS — New York City-based private equity firm ASGARD Partners & Co. has acquired a controlling interest in Angstrom Technology, a Grand Rapids company that designs, builds and maintains modular cleanrooms for clients in North America.

Monday, 30 November 2020 15:11

FabX Industries acquires Indiana automation business

GREENVILLE — Machining and fabrication service provider FabX Industries Inc. has acquired an Indiana-based business that specializes in designing and manufacturing automation, assembly and test systems primarily for the automotive industry.

Monday, 30 November 2020 14:07

ShowSpan cancels trio of consumer shows in early 2021, citing COVID-19 risk

GRAND RAPIDS — The production company behind more than a dozen consumer shows across Michigan has canceled three Grand Rapids events in early 2021 because of the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:47

Aspen Surgical acquires Iowa medical equipment producer

CALEDONIA — Aspen Surgical Products Inc. completed its third acquisition in less than a year after buying Protek Medical Products Inc. in Coralville, Iowa.

Sunday, 22 November 2020 10:47

MiBiz Growth Report: November 22, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 22, 2020.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 13:59

Tech investment firm acquires Grand Rapids software and app developer

ADA — Century Technology Group Inc. — an Ada-based family office that provides tech companies with growth capital, administrative resources and managerial consulting — has acquired local custom software and app developer Mutually Human.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 15:47

GVSU partners with New City Neighbors for agricultural program

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) has partnered with the nonprofit New City Neighbors to expand the Grand Rapids organization’s educational farm.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:29

Partnership involving GR-area firm to boost Wi-Fi capability on school buses

BYRON CENTER — A West Michigan mobile video solutions provider has announced a partnership to bring a new level of safety and internet connectivity to school busses across the country.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 05:21

MiBiz accepting nominations for M&A Deals and Dealmaker Awards

The nomination period has opened for the 8th annual M&A Deals & Dealmaker Awards from MiBiz. 

Sunday, 08 November 2020 09:58

MiBiz Growth Report: November 8, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 8, 2020.

Sunday, 25 October 2020 10:30

MiBiz Growth Report: October 25, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 25, 2020.

Tuesday, 03 November 2020 16:24

Zeeland Lumber & Supply acquired by ‘industry leader’ building products distributor

Building products dealer and manufacturer Zeeland Lumber & Supply Co. has been acquired by one of the largest specialty building product distributors in the country.

Thursday, 29 October 2020 16:11

King & MacGregor Environmental acquired by national engineering firm

GRAND RAPIDS — A nationwide engineering and environmental consulting firm with offices in Kentwood and Ann Arbor has acquired a Grand Rapids-based King & MacGregor Environmental Inc.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 12:43

New NeoCon dates set for fall 2021

After postponing and rescheduling this year’s show, organizers for popular commercial design trade show NeoCon have once again set new dates for the next installment.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 12:37

Gentex announces 5-year donation to Kids’ Food Basket as nonprofit opens new facility

ZEELAND — Gentex Corp. has pledged annual $60,000 donations to Kids’ Food Basket over the next five years to support the nonprofit’s programs, a new Holland facility and a matching fund for additional gifts.

Friday, 23 October 2020 11:27

Fellowship named after The Right Place CEO to support women, minorities in economic development

The Michigan Economic Developers Association has created a fellowship named after Birgit Klohs, the long-time CEO of The Right Place Inc. in Grand Rapids who plans to retire at the end of January.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:18

State receives $17.8M federal grant for workforce training program

The state of Michigan plans to use nearly $18 million granted by the U.S. Department of Education to help job seekers make a smoother transition from education and training to the workforce.

Monday, 19 October 2020 13:43

Van’s Pattern Corp. acquired by Southwest Michigan manufacturer

GRAND RAPIDS — A family-owned Grand Rapids manufacturer with 60 years of experience in polystyrene patterns and prototypes is changing ownership.

Friday, 16 October 2020 13:38

Top Whitmer economic official to lead Business Leaders for Michigan

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Director Jeff Donofrio is resigning his government position to take the helm at Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable.

Sunday, 11 October 2020 09:08

MiBiz Growth Report: October 11, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 11, 2020.

Sunday, 27 September 2020 08:55

MiBiz Growth Report: September 27, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for September 27, 2020.

Thursday, 08 October 2020 16:31

Meritage reports Q3, year-to-date sales growth

GRAND RAPIDS — Despite the uncertainty that has accompanied 2020, Grand Rapids-based franchise operator Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. reported an increase in sales for both the third quarter and the nine months that ended Sept. 27.

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