West Michigan’s 2013 economy and what’s next

December 20, 2013
Walking with my kids to church last week, my 10-year-old daughter was talking about a writing assignment she had at school, so I asked if she’d help me write this article. Read More

Full swing for private developers

April 26, 2013
What do you see while driving through downtown Grand Rapids? Read More

2013: Where is the regional business sentiment trending?

January 5, 2013
I’ve spent much of the fourth quarter meeting with local business owners in an attempt to understand where the regional business sentiment is trending. Read More

West Michigan: a culture of optimism and conscience

November 10, 2012
I learned something this year. After spending the past 20 years in Chicago and Detroit, I returned home to West Michigan approximately one year ago today. I returned to join The Bank of Holland as president and CEO. Read More

Preventing embezzlement can keep you in business

March 12, 2012

A 2011 Marquet International Ltd. study found that Michigan tied for second place for having the most major embezzlement cases in the nation, at 5.9 percent of the total. The Marquet study also found that Michigan’s major embezzlement losses reached more than $9.8 million.

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