MiBiz Staff

MiBiz Staff

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 19:23

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Butterworth landfill solar project could advance following settlement agreement

A long-discussed plan for a large solar project at the former Butterworth landfill in Grand Rapids could be moving forward under a recent settlement agreement approved by state energy regulators.

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 12:04

Lansing-based Clark Construction expanding with downtown GR office

GRAND RAPIDS — Lansing-based construction management firm Clark Construction Co. will expand its West Michigan presence with a new office at the McKay Tower in downtown Grand Rapids.

Monday, 03 October 2022 13:39

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Furniture manufacturers navigate return-to-office uncertainty with cost cuts

Steelcase Inc. and MillerKnoll Inc. — the two largest players in office furniture manufacturing — are experiencing lower order volumes as corporations delay return-to-office plans, and are both responding with cost-cutting measures in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 15:59

Gun Lake Tribe awarded $1.5M federal grant for infrastructure upgrades on tribal land

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe, will receive a $1.5 million federal grant from the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration for infrastructure investments to support economic growth.

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 15:45

Integrity Tree Services transitions to ESOP ownership

GRANDVILLE — The owners of vegetation management company Integrity Tree Services LLC have sold the business to its workers via a new employee stock ownership plan.

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 18:20

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Municipalities approve tax incentives for major battery manufacturing proposal

Local officials in Mecosta County on Monday night approved long-term tax incentives for a potential electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant eyed for the Big Rapids area.

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 17:19

Traverse City tech incubator awarded $50K grant for support services

TRAVERSE CITY — Technology startup incubator 20Fathoms has received a $50,000 state grant to help fund a position that can provide additional support services in the tech entrepreneurial space.

Sunday, 25 September 2022 22:14

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 26, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for September 26, 2022:

Sunday, 25 September 2022 21:59

People in the News: Sept. 26, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Wednesday, 21 September 2022 17:38

State awards $1.15M to 49 small manufacturers for Industry 4.0 technology adoption

Eight West Michigan companies will each receive $25,000 grants under a state program that helps small manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 technologies.

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 14:33

Italian RV, boat fixture manufacturer opening North American HQ in Cascade Township

CASCADE TWP. — An Italian manufacturer of luxury RV and boat fixtures plans to open its North American headquarters in Cascade Township with a $7.3 million investment that could create 130 jobs.

Monday, 19 September 2022 14:47

The Shade Shop in GR sells to another local, family-owned buyer

GRAND RAPIDS — Longtime family-owned window covering retailer The Shade Shop Inc. has sold to another family-owned company in the Grand Rapids area.

Monday, 19 September 2022 12:58

Acrisure expands digital offerings with latest acquisition

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids-based fintech and global insurance broker Acrisure LLC has acquired an Illinois company that helps small businesses obtain quotes and buy customized coverage online. 

Friday, 16 September 2022 16:54

Great Lakes Tribal Economic Summit convenes Oct. 6 in downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Tribal Business News, a national publication headquartered in Grand Rapids that covers the $130 billion tribal economy, is hosting the first-ever Great Lakes Tribal Economic Summit on Oct. 6.

Thursday, 15 September 2022 16:43

Tribally owned Waséyabek Development Co. buys Muskegon property

MUSKEGON — Waséyabek Development Co., the non-gaming economic development arm of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, has purchased the manufacturing facility that houses one of its portfolio companies, RSI of West Michigan.

Thursday, 15 September 2022 16:20

Whitmer taps law enforcement veteran as acting head of Cannabis Regulatory Agency 

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is turning to a veteran law enforcement professional to run the Cannabis Regulatory Agency as the state embarks on a national search to select a permanent executive director.

Wednesday, 14 September 2022 15:25

Service Express bolsters data center maintenance offerings in scooping up Ohio firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Third-party data center maintenance provider Service Express Inc. has acquired the similarly focused, Beaverton, Ohio-based Sherlock Services Inc.

Sunday, 11 September 2022 18:58

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 12, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for September 12, 2022:

Sunday, 11 September 2022 18:49

People in the News: Sept. 12, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Thursday, 08 September 2022 12:55

Independent Bank opens 1st full-service branch in Ottawa County

HOLLAND — Independent Bank has opened a branch office in Holland at 12368 Riley St., off U.S.-31 near a Meijer Inc. store.

Thursday, 08 September 2022 09:02

Mutually Human acquires Grand Rapids-based analytics firm Mirrorlytics

GRAND RAPIDS — Mutually Human LLC, a Grand Rapids-based digital transformation and software consultant, acquired Mirrorlytics LLC, a respected data and business analytics firm also based in Grand Rapids.

Wednesday, 07 September 2022 14:01

Huizenga Group bolsters automation portfolio in deal for SE Michigan supplier

GRAND RAPIDS — The Huizenga Group has bolstered its capabilities in the automation sector in a deal for supplier Bulldog Factory Service LLC based in Madison Heights.

Wednesday, 07 September 2022 12:23

9 West Michigan public projects get $3.6M state funding boost

Public projects across Kent, Barry, Mason and Oceana counties will receive a funding boost following today’s approval of more than $3.4 million in state funding from the Revitalization and Placemaking Program. 

Tuesday, 06 September 2022 14:43

Norton Shores automotive aftermarket manufacturer AGS Co. acquires California firm

NORTON SHORES — Private equity-backed AGS Company Automotive Solutions LLC, a maker of automotive aftermarket parts, has acquired a California-based manufacturer and distributor of auto and motorcycle tools and equipment.

Friday, 02 September 2022 14:01

Kent Co. auto supplier to cut dozens of jobs with move to Mexico

ALPINE TWP. — A division of global automotive parts supplier NBHX Trim Group will close its Alpine Township facility and begin to lay off 74 employees next month as it transfers operations to Mexico.

Thursday, 01 September 2022 21:51

Greece-based snack food manufacturer to establish U.S. headquarters in Kentwood

KENTWOOD — A European manufacturer of natural snack food products will invest nearly $42 million to establish a U.S. headquarters in Kentwood and create up to 185 jobs in the process, state officials announced today.

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 10:55

Crain Communications acquires Grand Rapids Business Journal

GRAND RAPIDS — Crain Communications Inc. has acquired the Grand Rapids Business Journal from Troy-based Gemini Media LLC, publication executives announced today.

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 09:48

Consumer goods insurer Montage Inc. of Kentwood acquired by Boston firm

KENTWOOD — Montage Inc., a provider of protection plans for residential furniture, jewelry and watches, has sold to One80 Intermediaries Inc., a Boston-based specialty insurance broker.

Monday, 29 August 2022 10:20

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Recent craft beverage exits redeploying assets locally, globally

Recent sales of major West Michigan craft breweries has led to new financial assets — as well as institutional knowledge — being redeployed as investments in startup companies and philanthropic programs.

Sunday, 28 August 2022 18:32

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 29, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for August 29, 2022:

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