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Keeki Pure & Simple’s KPS Essentials will double employment at the small company.
It’s not rocket science, but the formula of Ren? Face Cream does hint at the high-tech background of the man involved with its development. Read More
Regional group touts key industrial locations, including Wyoming’s former GM site.
Kent County commissioners got an update from The Right Place Inc. on the just-launched Greenlightwm.com to market some vacant high-profile municipal and county-owned properties in Kent and Muskegon counties for business development. Read More
Professionals say the U.S. economy is OK, despite stock market turbulence.
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
Jim Paparella, the new head of D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s, says Kent is not like any other county in Michigan.
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
At issue is Michigan’s launch of Internet lottery sales a year ago.
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
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
His name is Chef Gerry Ludwig, and his job is knowing what America wants to eat.
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
A manager at BarFly Ventures explains why they rely on clean and green energy.
About 90 percent of more than 400 Michigan business leaders surveyed support reducing carbon emissions to help meet the federal Clean Power Plan, according to Environmental Entrepreneurs. Read More
SBAM says shortage may become a drag on Michigan’s small business economy.
More than two-thirds — 69 percent — of small business owners in a recent Small Business Association of Michigan survey said they are having difficulty filling open jobs due to a lack of qualified applicants. Read More