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Effecting change from the inside: Former tribal investment exec leads national effort to connect minority businesses to capital
In his former role leading Grand Rapids-based Gun Lake Investments, Kurtis Trevan was a vocal critic of the inequities tribally owned firms face when applying for Minority Business Enterprise certifications at the regional level.
MiBiz Growth Report: January 31, 2022
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for January 31, 2022.
King named permanent CEO of Gun Lake Investments; activity to accelerate in 2022
Gun Lake Investments started 2022 with a permanent CEO in place and plans to become more active in the market.
Tribes renew partnership with acquisition of two Holland transportation companies
The investment arms of two West Michigan tribes have partnered to acquire a pair of transportation companies in Holland.
Gun Lake Investments CEO Kurtis Trevan resigns
GRAND RAPIDS — The CEO of Gun Lake Investments — the economic development arm of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe — has resigned after six years in the position.
M&A deals for distressed companies expected to pick up in months ahead
The COVID-19 pandemic that slammed the economy this spring could generate more M&A deals in the months ahead.
Tribally owned firm acquires Re-source Industries Inc. of Muskegon
GRAND RAPIDS — Waséyabek Development Co., the non-gaming economic development arm of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians, continues to build out its portfolio of companies with the acquisition of a Muskegon-based manufacturer.
Michigan tribes face ‘circular exclusion’ from key minority business certification
As a citizen of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and CEO of its non-gaming enterprise, Kurtis Trevan wants to leverage other corporations’ diversity and inclusion goals to the economic benefit of his fellow tribe members, as well as further the tribe’s own inclusionary spending.
LOOKING OUTSIDE: Family businesses gain fresh perspective, stability with non-family leadership
Two years before Craig Wassenaar stepped into the role as president and CFO of Skytron LLC, a Cascade Township-based medical device company owned by the Mehney family, the plan for his next role with the business was already well underway.
‘Perfect fit:’ Gun Lake Investments invests in Stockbridge project amid push into real estate deals
GRAND RAPIDS — Tribally-owned Gun Lake Investments is making an active push into the West Michigan commercial real estate market with an investment in a high-profile redevelopment and three property acquisitions so far this year, MiBiz has learned.
Tribal firm acquires historic Kendall Building in downtown GR
GRAND RAPIDS — The non-gaming arm of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi has acquired a downtown building for its headquarters as it looks to grow its federal contracting business, MiBiz has learned.
Middleville Tool & Die partners with Bayer family to access needed resources
The family-owned Middleville Tool & Die Co. found itself in a precarious position in the last couple of years leading up to December 2016.
AVOIDING ‘CIVIL WAR’ Experts weigh in on how family-owned businesses can avoid damaging litigation
When two former executives of Pitsch Holding Company Inc. filed a lawsuit against three of their siblings in 2007, they probably didn’t know they’d be starting a 10-year war.
With ample dry powder, PE firms poised for ‘significant activity’ through year’s end
Private equity investors have more capital to deploy today than they have in years.
Trouble Ahead? Local turnaround professionals see economy ‘edging closer to a downturn’
Both the Michigan and U.S. economy are plugging along in fairly good shape, although just about everybody would like to see a higher rate of growth.