March 31

Hotel sees $2.5M renovation and re-branding

A hotel on 28th Street has been re-branded by an international luxury hotel chain as part of a $2.5-million renovation. Read More

Law firm travels south for merger

A law firm with a statewide presence will grow by 118 attorneys come May 1, thanks to a merger with a Texas firm. Read More

Tourism ROI continues at record pace

Visitor spending reached record levels in 2014, with visitors spending $22.8 billion in Michigan, much of that due to the Pure Michigan campaign. Read More

PR firm wins Peak Resorts account

A public relations firm will provide investor relations services to a Nasdaq-listed company that operates 13 ski resorts across the country. Read More

Packaged-water company partners on goal to plant one million trees

A packaged-water company has partnered with the National Forest Foundation to help the company reach its goal to plant one million trees by 2020. Read More

Health system hires surgical director

A health care system has hired a surgeon from Germany to lead its heart and lung transplant program. Read More

Cooley Law School names board members

A judge and a businessman have been elected to the board of directors at the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Read More

Grand Rapids receives $1M for biomedical research center

The state said that Grand Rapids is getting $1 million to help clean up the site of Michigan State University's planned $85.1-million biomedical research center downtown. Read More

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