Articles by Mike Nichols

Start Garden brings back pitch competition

New 5x5 Night events will have a more regional flair.

July 1, 2016

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