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2 West Michigan civil engineering firms plan merger
Holland Engineering Inc. aims to expand its offerings to municipal clients under a merger planned with another West Michigan civil engineering firm.
‘NOBODY IS IMMUNE:’ Businesses face growing risks, costs from cyber threats
Cybercrime cost Michigan victims more than $181.6 million in 2021.
Facility Health sale marks another successful exit for startup
Facility Health Inc.’s sale to a North Carolina software solutions provider is another example of a startup company backed by local investors in West Michigan that led to a successful exit.
Senior living facilities prepare residents for cybersecurity threats
Technology proved to be a blessing for residents in West Michigan senior care facilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. At times, it was the only avenue for these individuals to remain in contact with friends, family and loved ones.
Tax cuts spur manufacturers’ investments
Most manufacturers can expect to fork over less in taxes for last year, and companies that monitor the shifting provisions could capitalize on greater investment in a few key areas. Although most of the tax cuts from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 became effective for manufacturers on Jan. 1, 2018, businesses in all industries have been left with questions and uncertainty about how the new laws need to be applied, said Joel Mitchell, a tax partner at Plante Moran PLLC in Grand Rapids.
Federal tax reform benefits manufacturers’ investments in automation equipment
For West Michigan manufacturers who are struggling both to find workers and to keep up with order volumes, the recent federal tax reform offers some welcome news.
New report ranks Michigan 5th nationally for most bank branch closures
More bank branches closed in Michigan than in 45 other states in the years following the most recent financial crisis.
Optimism in an changing industry: West Michigan auto dealers maintain positive outlook, despite plateauing sales forecast
Despite entering a period of plateauing vehicle sales, West Michigan car dealers remain optimistic even as they wrestle with consolidation and the need to upgrade their facilities.
Affirmant Health gains depth with addition of Spectrum
The addition of Spectrum Health gives a statewide coalition of health systems a large West Michigan presence and heightens the potential for it to offer employers a new option for benefits.
Credit unions leverage service model for growth
Chris Mason and his partners wanted to use a local lender when they sought a loan to start their business in Stevensville, just north of the Indiana border in Berrien County.
Independents unite: Physician groups eye merger into Answer Health
GRAND RAPIDS — Two organizations that represent independent physicians in West Michigan could morph into a single new group they formed last year to give greater voice to doctors who operate their own medical practices.
Lakeland Health plans $160 million modernization of St. Joseph campus
ST. JOSEPH — A $160 million expansion and renovation this fall will modernize Lakeland Health’s main campus in St. Joseph, allowing it to operate as efficiently as possible and drive quality outcomes.
Community banks eye opportunity in Grand Rapids area
After operating for years in rural communities to the north, ChoiceOne Bank wants to carve out a position in downtown Grand Rapids.
Health care building projects spike in 2015, State approved 383 projects worth $2.78 billion
At $271.2 million, the expansion and renovation at Mercy Health’s Hackley Hospital campus in Muskegon stands as one of the largest health care projects in Michigan today.
New statewide clinical care network looks to grow, share best practices
The six independent health systems behind a new clinical care network across Michigan want to bring on more partners.
Community banks show renewed focus on succession planning
Dan Bitzer’s ascension to the role of president at First National Bank of Michigan followed a process that directors at the Kalamazoo community bank outlined years earlier.