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Displaying items tagged: Mercantile Bank

Sunday, 29 January 2023 18:00

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.

Published in Finance
Tuesday, 09 August 2022 22:14

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.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:41

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. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:30

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.

Published in Finance
Tuesday, 02 November 2021 14:18

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.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 06 June 2021 17:15

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.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 06 June 2021 11:47

MiBiz Growth Report: June 6, 2021

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 6, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 11:11

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 08 November 2020 09:58

MiBiz Growth Report: November 8, 2020

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

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 03 November 2020 10:00

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.

Published in Finance
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 16:37

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 10 May 2020 17:00

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. 


Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:14

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.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 13 October 2019 20:15

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.

Published in Finance
Saturday, 12 October 2019 08:17

Growth Report: October 12, 2019

This is the growth report for Oct. 12.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:40

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.

Published in Finance