Articles by Mike Nichols

Survey reveals optimism

Confidence rates vary by gender, political affiliation and race among state residents.

July 1, 2016

Texas lender eyes Grand Rapids

Financial services firm’s forte is large, low-interest loans to small business.

July 1, 2016

Ethnic diversity nonprofit celebrates 20 years

Progress has been made, but director says much more can be done.

June 24, 2016

IT hiring slips even as tech spreads

For first time since 2011, fewer than half of West Michigan companies surveyed are expanding.

June 24, 2016

After year of growth, Encore plans a repeat performance

Packaging startup looks to build brand in West Michigan.

June 17, 2016

Express finds new home on 20th anniversary

Owner says community spirit leads employment service to bigger success.

June 17, 2016

Business community reacts to Orlando attack

LGBTQ nightclub owners are paying more attention to security measures.

June 17, 2016