Pete Daly

Pete Daly

Pete Daly was a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who most recently covered small business, banking and finance, food service and agriculture and county government.


Would-be entrepreneurs face tough questions

But SCORE can help them prepare for SBA-backed loan applications.

September 11, 2015
It has been said about 80 percent of new business start-ups fail in the first two years. Read More

Federal government increases SBA loan fund

Michigan SBDC says it’s just in time, as small business is booming again.

September 11, 2015
Congress has passed and President Barack Obama recently signed legislation ensuring the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) main lending program will be able to meet the increasing demand in the waning months of the current federal fiscal year. Read More

New skin care product launched in Kentwood

Keeki Pure & Simple’s KPS Essentials will double employment at the small company.

August 28, 2015
It’s not rocket science, but the formula of Renu Face Cream does hint at the high-tech background of the man involved with its development. Read More

Investors advised to sit tight

Professionals say the U.S. economy is OK, despite stock market turbulence.

August 28, 2015
A major bank’s economist, a wealth management professional and a local long-term observer of the stock market all advise investors not to panic and join the sell-off. Read More

Partnership gives green light to marketing select properties

Regional group touts key industrial locations, including Wyoming’s former GM site.

August 28, 2015
Kent County commissioners got an update from The Right Place Inc. on the just-launched to market some vacant high-profile municipal and county-owned properties in Kent and Muskegon counties for business development. Read More

Inside Track: A calling to work with children and youth

Jim Paparella, the new head of D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s, says Kent is not like any other county in Michigan.

August 21, 2015
Jim Paparella, the new president/CEO of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s since May, had a pretty good thing going in Lansing when he saw the job opening at DABSJ, one of Michigan’s largest child/youth welfare agencies. Read More

West Michigan food bank gets Walmart grant

The $28,400 will help Feeding America West Michigan exceed food safety standards.

August 21, 2015
The food safety operations at Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank are getting a boost. Read More

Gun Lake Casino stops annual payments to state

At issue is Michigan’s launch of Internet lottery sales a year ago.

August 21, 2015
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is planning staff cuts after the tribal owners of Gun Lake Casino stopped paying the state a portion of its slot machine gambling profits, as was stipulated in the compact made with the state. Read More

County budget scrutiny begins

August 21, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has begun studying a proposed 2016 budget, reflecting departmental requests that would put the total $7.04 million higher than the 2015 budget, just to maintain existing programs and personnel. Read More

Gordon Food Service’s secret weapon

His name is Chef Gerry Ludwig, and his job is knowing what America wants to eat.

August 14, 2015
Food trends and fads come and go on a broad scale, so for a major business in the North American food industry, it pays to know what people want on the menu in the near future. Read More