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Mercantile, ChoiceOne expand statewide reach with new loan offices
Both Mercantile Bank and ChoiceOne Bank are expanding their geographic reach by opening loan offices in new markets.
Banking executives see strong commercial lending environment at midyear
Business lending remained strong through midyear despite rising interest rates and economic uncertainty that’s generating worries about a potential recession, according to regional banking executives.
DEI experts say early education, listening, investing key to meaningful change
In the nearly two years since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd and sparked a national wave of civil unrest, the business community has responded with both internal and external commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Bankers: Commercial lending remains strong despite various economic headwinds
Given all that’s occurred in the past 20 months, Krista Flynn considers the present lending environment a pleasant surprise.
PE firm Blackford Capital adds to hospitality holdings with new acquisition
GRAND RAPIDS — Private equity firm Blackford Capital has added to its holdings in the hospitality sector with the acquisition of ID Collaborative Inc., a Greensboro, N.C.-based interior design firm.
Branch acquisitions to expand Horizon Bank’s Michigan reach
Buying 14 offices in the central and northern Lower Peninsula from TCF Bank provides a broader stage for Horizon Bancorp Inc.’s further expansion in Michigan.
MiBiz Growth Report: June 6, 2021
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 6, 2021.
Blackford Capital invests in Massachusetts-based water sports manufacturer
GRAND RAPIDS — Private equity firm Blackford Capital has invested in Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc., a maker of leisure products for water sports and recreation based in Avon, Mass.
MiBiz Growth Report: November 8, 2020
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 8, 2020.
Mercantile Bank expands outside of Michigan with Cincinnati mortgage lending office
Mercantile Bank’s move into Ohio with the opening of a Cincinnati mortgage lending office will allow the Grand Rapids-based bank to “put a flag down there,” bank officials say.
Auxo Investment Partners adds to portfolio of cutting die manufacturers
Grand Rapids-based private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners continued its investment in cutting die manufacturers with a recent acquisition.
Grand Rapids’ Waters Building ‘fortunate’ to avoid major disruptions
GRAND RAPIDS — The owners of the iconic Waters Building admit they’ve been “fortunate” in avoiding most adverse effects stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some West Michigan banks close lobbies in response to COVID-19
Two locally-based banks — Mercantile Bank and West Michigan Community Bank — plan to close the lobbies of bank branches to customers starting Wednesday.
Keystone Solutions eyes continued growth with Charter Growth Capital investment
KALAMAZOO — A Grand Rapids mezzanine fund’s investment will enable Keystone Solutions Group to maintain its strong growth trajectory in the years ahead.
Growth Report: October 12, 2019
This is the growth report for Oct. 12.
Community banks eye growth with stronger Grand Rapids presence
HUDSONVILLE — After assembling a team of veteran commercial lenders, West Michigan Community Bank is putting more focus on growing in the greater Grand Rapids area.