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An in-depth look at specific West Michigan industries.
Rooms are becoming more adaptable so patients and family feel at home.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) One of the biggest changes you might have noticed recently when visiting your doctor’s office is that the furniture looks much more like what you’d find in a hotel room than in a hospital. Read More
IT professionals comment on what’s hot today.
When a business owner or CEO hears the IT people talking about pain points, pipes and the cloud, this may be the gist of their conversation: “We could fix these pain points with a bigger pipe, and we could afford a bigger pipe if we spent money on the cloud rather than investing capital on hardware in our backroom.” Read More
Their new financial management software will come from “the cloud.”
The city of Grand Rapids and Kent County government are the first local governments in Michigan to contract for new financial management software available on “the cloud” to members of the non-profit Michigan Municipal Services Authority. Read More
It’s a remainder of the National Mortgage Settlement, and it won’t last long.
The National Mortgage Settlement turned over another $600,000 to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in April to be used as grants and/or interest-free loans to first-time homebuyers. Read More
Barron’s rated group among Michigan’s top institutional consultants.
The 16-member Veldheer, Long, Mackay & Bernecker Group in Grand Rapids has been selected by Barron’s magazine as Michigan’s top institutional investment team and the seventh-ranked institutional team in the nation. Read More
They want the financial burden shifted back to businesses.
LANSING — Michigan is still catching up after the Great Recession crashed the economy — and for most residents, the 2011 rewrite of the state tax code made things worse, Democratic legislators say. Read More
Talcott Franklin made a name for itself suing money center banks during financial crisis.
A Texas law firm with a history of taking on money center banks during the financial crisis has joined the Grand Rapids community by acquiring a firm in the area. Read More
A higher level of debt in retirement is also a driving factor.
Reverse mortgages — technically known as an HECM or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage — seem to be advertised more frequently these days, and Mike Gruley says there certainly are many more requests for information about them coming in to his company. Read More
Best of the Best winner finds happy workers continue the cycle of success.
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union has grown over the years to a workforce of more than 640, but it remains focused on creating a culture of engaged and dedicated employees. Read More
Michigan’s venture capital community outpaced the national landscape during 2009 to 2013.
Grand Angels surpassed its projections for 2014. Read More