ARTICLES

Missionaries Spread Business Gospel

March 14, 2005
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Rolling on to the next stage: From left to right, Don VanDine, Chris Turner, Bill McGee and Adam Kelly have seen significant growth in the Wells Fargo commercial banking division and anticipate more growth ahead.

GRAND RAPIDS — West Michigan is the thus far unheralded home of a quietly growing and unusual form of international missionary work.
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Angels Give BioMed Firm A Lift

March 11, 2005
GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Angels investment group is having quite a one-year anniversary.
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North Star Is Setting A New Course

February 28, 2005

GRAND RAPIDS — Dan Calabrese, who founded North Star Public Relations five years ago, tells of hearing a bothersome question during a client meeting.

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Trucking Evolves Into Logistics

February 4, 2005

COOPERSVILLE — A ponderous roll of magazine stock just off either of the two production machines at Muskegon's Sappi paper mill looks like a white tree trunk and feels just about as solid.

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Consistency Is Corporate Collections Key

February 1, 2005

MUSKEGON — Jim Fields, collection manager for Rehmann Receivables, says technology has drastically cut the cost of third-party collections services and he sees a mild consequent trend toward outsourcing such work.

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Migrating Political Clout Paved M-6

January 14, 2005
GRAND RAPIDS — At least as far as West Michigan is concerned, one could say that the newly completed South Beltline — also known as M-6 and the Paul Henry Freeway — is the cherry atop MDOT's birthday cake.
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Economic Reports Are Mildly Upbeat

January 14, 2005

GRAND RAPIDS — West Michigan's economy won't set records this year, but business confidence — like hiring — is trending upward in what looks to be "a period of long-term slow growth."

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Firm Breaks With Pure Printing Past

January 10, 2005

GRAND RAPIDS — Integra Printing Inc. scheduled today for the resumption of operations after a two-week crush period of installing presses, computers, bag and baggage in its new 200,000-square-foot plant at 2201 Oak Industrial Drive.

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Siemens Office Has A Longer Reach

December 13, 2004
GRAND RAPIDS — The firm astride the 500 block on Plymouth NE — then called Rapistan — was already a formidable name in warehousing and conveyor systems when it became famous by salvaging the luggage conveyor mess at Denver International Airport. 
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Volvo Plans GR Metro Rental Sites

December 13, 2004

GRAND RAPIDS — A projected West Michigan building surge has induced Volvo Construction Equipment Rents Inc. to announce plans for two storage and leasing centers for construction equipment in the metropolitan area.

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