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

Local low-cost home appraisal company now in 23 states

AppraisalSave began in September 2013 with financial help from Start Garden.

October 24, 2014
An Internet-based home appraisal business launched a little over a year ago in Grand Rapids has expanded into 23 states over the past six months. Read More

Consumers Energy reaches settlement with EPA

It will spend more than $2B to reduce air pollution.

October 24, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Consumers Energy reached a major settlement in federal court in September with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will require the utility to spend more than $2 billion upgrading equipment to reduce air pollution at its coal-fired plants. Read More

Consumers also investing big at Ludington

October 24, 2014
Consumers Energy is spending about $400 million at the Ludington Pumped Storage facility a couple miles south of Ludington on Lake Michigan. Read More

USDA honors Michigan milk and sugar co-ops

In 2013, the dairy group shipped 8 million pounds of butter to the Middle East.

October 24, 2014
Two of the many agricultural cooperatives in Michigan have been put on the USDA’s list of the Top 100 co-ops in the nation based on their volume of business. Read More

GR Forward is now open for business

Temporary information center will solicit opinions on how region should grow.

October 17, 2014
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has opened its temporary GR Forward Open House center in downtown Grand Rapids, where the public can learn about plans for the future of downtown as well as the Grand River corridor and GR Public Schools Museum School and Innovation Central High. Read More

Not everybody is gung-ho for bike-only lanes

October 17, 2014
First Ward City Commissioner Walt Gutowski Jr., who owns a business on Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids, was asked what he thought of the city’s explosion of bike-only lanes, which tend to eliminate some curbside parking. Read More

Life in the fast lane might be two-wheeled in the future

Grand Rapids is going all out to increase use of bicycles in place of cars.

October 17, 2014
The word is out from Grand Rapids City Hall to all motorists: As of Nov. 1, don’t even think of parking in any of the new bicycle-only lanes on the streets. Read More

Fuel shortage addressed

October 17, 2014
Crystal Flash, the West Michigan-based heating and transportation fuel company that is one of the largest family-owned propane distributors in Michigan and 22nd in the nation, says it is ready for a repeat of the winter of 2014. Read More

Inside Track: A recovering workaholic with strong communication skills

Bethany Weaver, the young CEO of Legal Copy Services, tries not to draw attention to her age.

October 10, 2014
Bethany Weaver, CEO of Legal Copy Services, is a little self-conscious about her age and would rather not make an issue of it. Read More

Hungerford Nichols' expansion reflects growing national trend

Retiring baby boomers are fueling M&A activity.

October 10, 2014
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors has merged two small Greenville accounting firms to create a new larger office in Greenville — a sign of the times that a Hungerford Nichols principal says may ultimately involve many types of small businesses in America. Read More