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Kent County Land Bank has $50K grant to demolish the old South Division joint.
Happy hour ended at Club Tequila at 719/725 S. Division Ave. in Grand Rapids back in 2010, which up to then had been the site of 120 crime reports filed with police since 2008. Read More
The independent report comes back ‘very, very clean’ for such a large organization.
The annual state-mandated independent auditor’s report on Kent County government’s finances is a “voluminous document,” according to Steve Blann of Rehmann Robson LLC, which produced the report comprised of more than 200 pages. Read More
Haulers bringing in household recyclables will have to pay to dump them.
Over the last 25 years, the Kent County Department of Public Works has taken in and processed more than 300,000 tons of recyclable material — plastic jugs and containers, tin cans and aluminum cat food cans, newspapers and other paper, glass bottles and jars — at no cost to the commercial trash haulers who bring it in along with their customers’ non-recyclable trash. Read More
Three groups have competing ideas for a legal pot industry in the state.
Three organizations — only one of which is revealing its financial backers at this point — claim to be working on plans for the commercialization of fully legalized recreational marijuana in Michigan. Read More
They are not subject to the legal limits on loan interest rates in Michigan.
The so-called payday lenders in Michigan are subject to state law and regulated by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, but they are not subject to the legal maximum interest rates established by state law. Read More
Approximately 17,500 in Michigan borrowed from the online lender at interest as high as 300 percent.
Michigan’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services is asking the Michigan Credit Union League and other trade associations in the Michigan financial sector to help make sure their members know about refunds that may be due them from Western Sky Financial LLC. Read More
Internet, mobile apps are triggering changes at banks and credit unions.
Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati has announced it will move forward on its “expected” changes to its branch network — namely, the consolidation or sale of about 100 branches, as well as the sale of about 30 properties it had purchased previously for future branch expansion. Read More
The deadline for reauthorization of the federal Export-Import Bank is Tuesday.
Tomorrow’s expiration of the federal Export-Import Bank’s charter — if Congress does actually let it happen — will have “an impact right here in the Grand Rapids area,” according to U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan. Read More
Kent County commissioners now must work out details of the independent authority.
The proposed regional airport authority to run Gerald R. Ford International Airport is definitely moving forward, but it still has a long runway ahead. Read More