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A food service veteran deals with continuous change in the wedding reception business.
Catering professional Tom Doyle, a former long-time partner in the Brann restaurant chain and the new owner of Distinctive Catering by Brann’s, deals with a lot of change and challenges in what people want for their wedding receptions. Read More
USDA Rural Development loans help growers with a variety of programs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is an important source of capital and assistance in finding capital for many rural Michiganders, ranging from local government officials to farmers, factory owners and others in small business. Read More
One banker says some banks may even be getting a bit reckless again.
Lingering aftereffects of the Great Recession are still visible in the commercial lending process, but banks today do have money to lend, and they are willing to deal to get the business, according to expert observers. Read More
Analyst predicts 2014 will be the best year in a decade.
The latest survey of the office furniture industry by Michael A. Dunlap & Associates in Holland indicates it is on a “very steady and improving trend line.” Read More
Bank executive sees loan demand rise as companies use up post-recession cash.
“You can get good news out of Washington, occasionally,” said Mitch Stapley, chief investment officer at Fifth Third Bank’s asset management division in Grand Rapids. Read More