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Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation

E-cigarette maker extends distribution with Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary

Editor’s note: This article has been removed at the request of ECIG, in accordance with a blackout period and SEC rules related to its planned listing on the NASDAQ. Read More

Amy Kenny

Brewery names COO

A major local brewery continues to shift around its front office. Read More

Stryker Trevo ProVue Retriever

Device maker wins award for Best Medical Technology

A medical device maker has earned the Galien Foundation’s award for Best Medical Technology for a first-of-its-kind device to help stroke victims. Read More

Christine Henisee

Oral care supplier acquires French company

A maker of oral care products is planning to expand into southern Europe by acquiring the leading supplier of private label toothbrushes in France. Read More

Adam Henige

Single-minded marketing firm expands into Chicago

A marketing firm specializing in a single service has moved into Chicago, taking it one step closer to its goal of becoming a regional company. Read More


Pleotint racking up sales and recognition

Each year, according to the new vice president at Pleotint in Jenison, about 2 billion square feet of “low-e” architectural glass is purchased in the United States, or about 75 percent of all architectural glass. Read More

New business helps clients do background checks

If there’s a game like Russian roulette that practically all small employers play once in a while, it’s called “hiring.” Read More

Global Trade Magazine cover

Grand Rapids ranks among top 10 'Emerging Cities' in US for global trade

Grand Rapids is considered one of the nation's top markets to invest in for companies planning to expand their global reach. Read More

Perrigo Store Brand Meds campaign

Perrigo acquires European drug supplier for $4.48B

Perrigo is expanding its reach into Europe by acquiring one of the continent's biggest suppliers of non-prescription medicines in a deal valued at about $4.48 billion. Read More


Bio-pesticide startup raises $4M

A startup developing a bio-pesticide for the agriculture industry has concluded its “oversubscribed” Series C financing round by raising $4 million. Read More

Grand Traverse Distillery bourbon whiskey

Craft spirits maker pours into downtown

A Michigan-made purveyor of craft spirits is opening a tasting room downtown. Read More

Stryker Endoscopy building

Stryker pays at least $1.43B to settle lawsuits

The medical device maker Stryker will pay at least $1.43 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from patients who used products that have since been recalled by the company. Read More

kayaker in lake

Watercraft maker navigates $7.5M expansion

A maker of small boats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, portable toilets and other plastic retail products is planning a $7.5-million expansion to meet growing demand. Read More

Modustri app

Startup releases 'blue collar' inspection app

A startup has created an app for the construction industry to help with ultrasonic data acquisition and equipment management. Read More

Strife MOBA video game by S2 Games

Video game maker launches 'battle arena' title

A video game maker in the region is launching a magical world of digital fantasy and adventure — that’s drawn hundreds of thousands of fans. Read More

US Signal data center

Network provider rolls out 'as-a-service' disaster recovery

In an age of digital hackers and leaks, a network provider is rolling out a set of data-protection services. Read More

iPhone back

Startup develops push-notification app

A startup is developing a mobile app to help users instantly boast about their news to their followers. Read More

Universal Forest Products enjoys successful third quarter

Universal Forest Products Inc. had a good third quarter — it’s as simple as that. Read More

working couples

Online job portal offers employers a twofer, a micro-niche job search portal, has been connecting job-seeking couples, partners or friends with employers specifically hiring two-member teams since 2006. Read More

Summit Polymers auto car interior

Auto supplier invests $7.3M in expansion, 198 jobs

A supplier of components and systems for auto interiors is planning an expansion at multiple sties in the region that will create 198 jobs. Read More