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

Teaching small biz owners how to get loans

The SBA is funding Getting to Yes! training at GVSU.

March 27, 2015
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office, in conjunction with the Michigan Small Business Development Center at Grand Valley State University, is bringing “Getting to Yes!” training to West Michigan. Read More

Bullish on the macro global outlook

An investment professional from Dubai speaks to the CFA Society West Michigan.

March 27, 2015
Are investors too blinded by the crash in oil prices to notice green shoots of economic improvement around the world? Read More

New firm reflects a farm heritage

David Rasch first learned about investing from his father, an apple grower on the Fruit Ridge.

March 27, 2015
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) David Rasch, founder and president of a small new firm called Harvest Wealth Advisors, figures he was about 6 years old when he first saw his father studying the stock market at the family dining table and talking to his mother about their investments. Read More

Bar and restaurant supplier growing like brew pubs

BBC Distributing has compostable products for green-thinking customers.

March 20, 2015
BBC Distributing Co., previously known as Bar Beverage Control since its founding in Grand Rapids 40 years ago, changed hands in 2013 and now has business across the entire Lower Peninsula — including southeast Michigan — and in northern Indiana. Read More

Kent County home values back to pre-recession levels

Now there just isn’t enough inventory to meet buyer demand.

March 20, 2015
The long, deep recession that flattened the residential real estate and home construction industries has finally ended, with an early indication that home prices in Kent County rose an average of 7.25 percent in 2014. Read More

Kent planning qualifies for FEMA grant

The $708,653 will enable Plainfield Township to buy and remove flood-prone homes.

March 20, 2015
Kent County has had a hazard mitigation plan in effect for years, which is why it qualifies for a $708,653 FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant to be used by Plainfield Township to acquire and remove 15 flood-prone houses along the Grand River. Read More

New water bonds save $2.9 million

Ottawa County will realize the savings over the next 17 years.

March 20, 2015
Ottawa County has “refunded” its 2007 bond issue for its water supply system, with an estimated cost savings of almost $3 million over the next 17 years, according to an announcement by county officials. Read More

Land bank gets a toxic surprise

The agency now owns an old plating factory containing dangerous chemicals.

March 13, 2015
The Kent County Land Bank Authority owns an old plating factory in southeast Grand Rapids that it is sure it can sell — but only after the vats and drums full of toxic chemicals have been removed and the property cleaned. Read More

Consumers grant fuels ag-tech incubator

Two dozen entrepreneurs with business ideas are talking to the Ottawa County organization.

March 13, 2015
Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, the new statewide incubator launched in December in Ottawa County, has received a $25,000 contribution from Consumers Energy to support new businesses that have an invention or technology idea involving agriculture. Read More

Cream of the ice cream crop

Love’s Ice Cream at Downtown Market is in the statewide spotlight.

March 6, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Chris McKellar almost didn’t go to the Making It In Michigan Conference and Trade Show in Lansing last November. Read More