Pete Daly

Pete Daly

Pete Daly is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers small business, banking and finance, food service and agriculture and government. Email Pete at pdaly at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteDalyGR

ARTICLES

Unique tile company has Italian touch

American Glass Mosaics got vital financing from Muskegon Angels.

September 19, 2014
Bottles that held beer no one ever drank are part of the process at a unique new company in Norton Shores. Read More

Kent County's annual 'bifurcated budget' goes public on Thursday

Funding through the state would total $44.4 million, with a matching $25 million from the county.

September 19, 2014
Kent County operates on a calendar year but the state follows the federal fiscal year starting Oct. 1 — and a lot of money comes through the state to Kent County each year — so the county board is doing its annual work to stitch together its so-called “bifurcated budget.” Read More

Haveman 'very proud' of Healthy Michigan rollout

September 19, 2014
Jim Haveman, a Grand Rapids native who has twice headed the Michigan Department of Community Health, retired for good this month and noted he is especially proud of the rollout this year of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Healthy Michigan Plan. Read More

A big year for credit union commercial lending

Lake Michigan may be up 40 percent and a small Kalamazoo CU is ramping up.

September 12, 2014
Commercial lending is taking off in a big way at credit unions in West Michigan, with one of the biggest groups in the state predicting its commercial loan volume will increase by as much as 40 percent this year. Read More

Shaking off recession’s effects, SBA borrowing is booming

The number and volume of loans in Michigan are up at least 12 percent over last year.

September 12, 2014
More small businesses in Michigan this year are getting loans backed by the federal Small Business Administration, which one local expert attributes to a strengthening economy and greater confidence on the part of commercial lenders. Read More

New food defense coordinators certified at Columbian Logistics

They are trained to handle crisis situations at food production facilities.

September 12, 2014
Columbian Logistics Network Supervisor Brian Price and Operations Manager Richard Schultz are now Certified Food Defense Coordinators through the American Institute of Baking, according to Columbian. Read More

City’s solar-generating proposal moving forward

The Office of Energy and Sustainability is planning to issue an RFQ/RFP.

September 12, 2014
A combined RFQ-RFP will hopefully be issued by the city of Grand Rapids by late October to start the process of finding qualified solar energy developers willing to submit bids for a proposed generating facility on the city-owned former Butterworth landfill site. Read More

Event provides matchmaking for Michigan business

Summit will hook up suppliers of all kinds with potential large customers.

September 12, 2014
Business Leaders for Michigan and Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Business Connect are planning an invitation-only supplier summit Oct. 8 at the Lansing Center. Read More

Amway commits to invest in Ada Village development

September 5, 2014
The means of funding the planned $13 million redevelopment of Ada Village will be introduced to the public tonight by the township board and Ada Downtown Development Authority. Read More

Radiator Hospital marks 100 years

The mom-n-pop repair shop specializes in automotive cooling systems.

September 5, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) How does a little radiator repair shop manage to stay in business for 100 years? Read More