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

Poultry industry on alert for bird flu

A new strain from Asia may be spread by migrating waterfowl.

May 1, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A new strain of bird flu suspected of being spread by migrating waterfowl is decimating commercial poultry operations in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, but has not yet been reported in Michigan. Read More

MI Celebrates Small Business hands out awards Thursday

Pat LaBlanc of Holland is Small Business Person of the Year.

May 1, 2015
Nearly 60 small companies from across the state will be honored at the 11th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event Thursday at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Read More

Center honors alumni

Two Kent County officials are among the 30 leaders honored.

May 1, 2015
The Grand Rapids Center for Community Leadership has honored 30 of its alumni, which it describes as individuals in leadership positions who are working to make the community better every day. Read More

Food industry covers a lot of ground

May 1, 2015
MiFOOD2015 — the Michigan Food Processing & Agriculture Summit being held at DeVos Place on Thursday — will focus on some of the most challenging issues in the agriculture and food-processing industries in Michigan today. Read More

A perfect storm in mental health services

Kent commissioners hear details of the Network180 crisis.

April 24, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners heard details of the “perfect storm” funding crisis in community mental health services, with the disparity between what the state government does for Southeast Michigan versus West Michigan once again an issue. Read More

More loans, more members for Michigan Credit Unions

MCUL reports that 2014 was a high-growth year for Michigan.

April 24, 2015
Michigan credit unions, according to the Michigan Credit Union League, enjoyed double-digit increases in business loans and auto loans through 2014, plus a healthy jump in membership. Read More

Chemical Financial reorganizes executive structure

The bank’s growth over the past two years is one of the drivers.

April 24, 2015
Chemical Bank, through its Midland parent company, Chemical Financial Corp., has unveiled a leadership reorganization that reflects in part the bank’s significant expansion over the last two years. Read More

More rent help for homeless veterans

The federal HUD and V.A. kicked in another $138,272 for use in Kent County.

April 24, 2015
Michigan’s two Democratic U.S. Senators have announced a federal allocation of $235,635 in West Michigan to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. Read More

Ottawa County feeling the water pressure

Michigan agriculture is making a dent in the subterranean water supply.

April 17, 2015
When it comes to water use, all eyes are on California, struggling with a major drought now in its fourth year. Read More

Diversity is a challenge in Ottawa

April 17, 2015
The State of Ottawa County 2015 address made by the county administrator makes it clear: It has a lot going for it but more effort is needed to encourage and promote diversity. Read More