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

West Michigan Prosperity Alliance to fund five projects

The projects are deemed of ‘significant regional economic importance.’

February 27, 2015
The West Michigan Prosperity Alliance will put up more than $230,000 for five projects in a 13-county region of West Michigan, each deemed to be of “significant regional economic importance.” Read More

County OKs ‘concept’ of zoo expansion

February 27, 2015
Kent County commissioners approved the future “concept” of an expanded John Ball Zoo, as reflected in the zoo’s newly updated 10-year master plan. Read More

Managing the strong U.S. dollar

Some West Michigan corporations expect a negative impact on foreign sales in 2015.

February 27, 2015
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) The strong U.S. dollar is great for American tourists going abroad — and not so great for U.S. corporations with sales in other countries. Read More

Inside Track: Wieland is passionate about trash

Kent County’s manager of Resource Recovery & Recycling doesn’t want landfills to become our environmental legacy.

February 27, 2015
Kristen Wieland will tell you she’s no girly-girl when it comes to recycling. Read More

Kent County eyes zoo master plan

There is also talk at John Ball Zoo about a possible future millage to fund it.

February 20, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners will review the John Ball Zoo’s new master plan this week, which has to be updated every 10 years and approved by the county, under the terms of the county’s lease contract with the nonprofit corporation that now runs the zoo. Read More

Cable TV in Michigan: competition up, subscribers down

Pending Comcast/Time Warner deal may boost Charter Communications in the state.

February 20, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Michigan Public Service Commission has issued its eighth annual report on the status of cable television competition in Michigan. Read More

Changes in the banking landscape

Banking preferences of millennials have financial institutions reviewing their services.

February 20, 2015
Millennials are making unintended waves in the personal banking world and have even been mentioned by one of Michigan’s oldest banks as the root cause of its recent decision to close several branches in the Lower Peninsula. Read More

Grand River Bank holding company raises $10.65 million

February 20, 2015
Grand River Commerce Inc., the holding company for Grand River Bank in Grandville, completed a private sale of more than 2.3 million shares of its common stock in early February to “accredited investors,” netting $10,653,786. Read More

Grand Valley State team wins CFA challenge

February 20, 2015
A team from Grand Valley State University won the 2015 CFA Institute Research Challenge local competition and now advances to the Americas Regional financial analysis competition in Atlanta April 15-16. Read More

Lowell biogas plant making electricity

Developer has a second anaerobic digester project near Coopersville.

February 13, 2015
If the lights seem brighter in Lowell this week, it might have something to do with FOG, or maybe salad dressing. Read More