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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