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MiBiz Staff

MiBiz Staff

A Mead Johnson & Co. LLC production facility in Zeeland is set to receive more than 300,000 pounds of infant base formula to blend, package and redistribute in the coming weeks as federal officials seek to ease an ongoing supply shortage.

Sunday, 14 August 2022 18:11

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 15, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for August 15, 2022:

Sunday, 14 August 2022 10:00

People in the News: Aug. 15, 2022

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


BENTON HARBOR — Global appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. has acquired a leading manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for $3 billion.

Heartland Home Services LLC, a private equity-backed HVAC, plumbing and electrical home service provider, has added a second Wisconsin-based firm to its portfolio of companies in recent months.

A recently formed Grand Rapids investment fund supporting entrepreneurs of color is serving as a model for a similar effort in Colorado, while fund organizers say the effort could be replicated in even more U.S. cities.


Sunday, 31 July 2022 18:38

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 1, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for August 1, 2022:

Sunday, 31 July 2022 18:30

People in the News: Aug. 1, 2022

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

86 Repairs Inc., a restaurant equipment repair and maintenance company founded in Grand Rapids, has raised $15.2 million from investors to support the company’s ongoing growth.


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this month signed three pieces of legislation into law that begin to roll back workplace protections for both employers and employees before eliminating them entirely by July of 2023.

GRAND RAPIDS — American Storage & Logistics is expanding its capabilities with acquisitions of two equipment suppliers based in the northeastern United States. 

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to sign off on the next state fiscal year budget, the administration and GOP-led Legislature will now shift their attention to reaching a potential compromise on tax relief for the public.


Huntington Bancshares Inc. has named a veteran banking executive and longtime West Michigan resident to lead its regional division.

Sunday, 17 July 2022 19:01

MiBiz Growth Report: July 18, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 18, 2022:

Sunday, 17 July 2022 18:53

People in the News: July 18, 2022

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


WYOMING — Food service distributor Gordon Food Service Inc. is among the returning investors in a Chicago-based venture capital fund that invests in the food and retail industries. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Restaurant operator Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. is expanding its holdings in Florida with a deal to acquire six Wendy’s locations in Jacksonville. 

The recently announced state budget deal between top Republican lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer includes hundreds of millions of dollars for economic development and mental health care projects.


GRAND RAPIDS — Third-party data center maintenance provider Service Express Inc. has acquired two companies: Middleville-based cloud hosting provider ​​iInTheCloud LLC and Danbury, Conn.-based managed service provider iTech Solutions Group LLC.

Sunday, 03 July 2022 18:29

MiBiz Growth Report: July 5, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth report for July 5, 2022:

Sunday, 03 July 2022 18:22

People in the News: July 5, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for July 5, 2022 


An affiliate of Grand Rapids Township wood products manufacturer UFP Industries Inc. has acquired a 50-percent equity stake in a key supplier based in South Carolina.

BHSH System — the company formed out of the merger of Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health — reinstated its abortion policy over the weekend after initial confusion following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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


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.

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 


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

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.

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.