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

Northpointe Bank ranked high by national industry association

The ICBA lists Northpointe as a top performer in 2015.

July 31, 2015
The Independent Community Bankers of America has listed Northpointe Bank in Grand Rapids as one of the top-performing community banks in the U.S. in its 2015 ratings, based on earnings and operational efficiencies throughout 2014. Read More

Is market flipped out?

July 31, 2015
The ad delivered in the daily flow of spam brought to mind those heady days leading up to the home market crash when it seemed like every other person was trying to buy a house and then flip it. Read More

‘Drowning in testosterone’

ACG’s Women in Finance group supports female leadership in financial careers.

July 24, 2015
Women in Finance, a new support group formed by the Association for Corporate Growth Western Michigan, is on a mission to “expose the challenges” and empower more women leaders in the financial professions. Read More

Kent County delays dispatch consolidation

Funding uncertainties may delay it a year or two, according to the county administrator.

July 24, 2015
The executive committee of the Kent County Board of Commissioners has tabled a proposal from the Kent County Dispatch Authority to pursue a fully consolidated county-wide organization for taking 911 calls and dispatching first responders. Read More

Expecting: airport authority finally may have a ‘birth’ date

Kent County commissioners could vote on it at end of August.

July 24, 2015
It’s been a long gestation — longer, even, than that of an elephant — but it appears the new regional airport authority that will take over management of Gerald R. Ford International Airport may be “born” in late August, as a Kent County official put it. Read More

Inside Track: Focused beyond the tragedy

Stephen Cohle’s interest in forensic pathology led him to accept the job of Kent County deputy medical examiner in 1982.

July 17, 2015
Dr. Stephen D. Cohle’s work day often entails things people don’t want to contemplate. Read More

Stronger dollar, cyber attacks add to worries

BDO Manufacturing Risk Factor Report covers Michigan trends in 2015.

July 10, 2015
Michigan’s manufacturing industry, fueled by a strengthening economy and increased product development, continues to accelerate. Read More

Gun Lake Casino wins in federal court

July 3, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) David Patchak, the former Wayland Township trustee who has been waging a personal court battle against Gun Lake Casino since 2008, has lost in federal court again. Read More

State’s Blight Elimination fund targets Club Tequila

Kent County Land Bank has $50K grant to demolish the old South Division joint.

July 3, 2015
Happy hour ended at Club Tequila at 719/725 S. Division Ave. in Grand Rapids back in 2010, which up to then had been the site of 120 crime reports filed with police since 2008. Read More

Kent passes financial audit with ease

The independent report comes back ‘very, very clean’ for such a large organization.

July 3, 2015
The annual state-mandated independent auditor’s report on Kent County government’s finances is a “voluminous document,” according to Steve Blann of Rehmann Robson LLC, which produced the report comprised of more than 200 pages. Read More