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Britten printer

Sign maker acquires longtime printer

A local printer with a 44-year history has been acquired by a Traverse City-based maker of large banners, signs and displays. Read More

Forest Hills Eastern students at Amway

Students turn lens on manufacturing

An annual high school student video competition aims to promote interest in the manufacturing industry. Read More

Crave.ly

Startup delivers restaurant menus

A startup is serving restaurants with an online platform to manage and update their menus. Read More

Mark Gurney

Drug development company partners with center at MIT and Harvard

A local drug development company is now partners with a center for psychiatric research at MIT and Harvard. Read More

Founders Brewing Mango Magnifico

Breweries medal at World Beer Cup

Four breweries in the region returned from the World Beer Cup with medals. Read More

Auto-Power app

Startup steers driver behavior

A startup is using vehicle-based data to show drivers how to be more efficient on the road. Read More

Distillery sets sights on west side

The city’s west side is about to get a craft distillery. Read More

Worldplay

Worldplay Sport: inspiring kids one donation at a time

A lakeshore-based company is promoting athletics and charitable giving through its business model. Read More

wind power

Michigan triples wind power capacity

Michigan is “a wonderful case study” of many of the challenges and opportunities facing wind-generated electricity throughout the U.S., according to Tom Kiernan. Read More

Live Eventfully showcases unique highlights of GR

A Grand Rapids startup is giving the grand tour of the city for visitors and residents alike. Read More

Pure Michigan Business Connect counts $1.6B in gains for state

Consumers Energy says that, over the last two years, it has increased its spending with contractors located in Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa counties by $125 million, thanks to the Pure Michigan Business Connect program. Read More

cows

From waste to watts

CMS Energy Corp. in Jackson has announced its intention to buy back more electricity generated by anaerobic digestion of farm animal manure, sewage and other types of organic waste material. Read More

Jonas Paul Eyewear

Startup fashions children's eyewear

A startup thinks it sees a hole in the eyewear industry. Read More

Victory Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarette maker rolls out $20M marketing campaign

An e-cigarette maker in the region is investing $20 million to market one of its brands internationally. Read More

Bocandy

Startup delivers imported candy

There’s a new candy man in town, and he’s importing sweets from all over the world. Read More

Clinical-stage company earns FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a venture-backed company’s device to treat high blood pressure. Read More

Universal Forest Products acquires component manufacturer

A Universal Forest Products subsidiary has purchased certain assets of a building component manufacturer located in Locust, N.C. Read More

Syrup makers

Not in it for the money

There is a mystique in Michigan about making maple syrup, but making lots of money apparently is not part of the allure. Read More

BLM updates strategic plan

Almost five years after the launch of the Michigan Turnaround Plan by the Business Leaders for Michigan, the statewide organization of top executives from 80 leading companies and universities is unveiling a change in strategy to continue the state’s progress toward more jobs, higher incomes and a healthier economy. Read More

Gordon Food Service Headquarters

Food distributor expands territory

A local food distributor is expanding into the Southwest U.S. by acquiring a longtime distributor in Texas. Read More