Banking & Finance

Private equity, lenders, investments, credit unions and financial planning


Bank elects retired Steelcase CEO non-executive chairman

April 17, 2014
A bank with a large regional presence has elected the recently retired CEO of Steelcase the non-executive chairman of its board. Read More

Startup delivers restaurant menus

April 16, 2014
A startup is serving restaurants with an online platform to manage and update their menus. Read More

Startup crowdfunds downtown hostel

April 15, 2014
Matt Knaack didn’t travel much as a kid, but, at 19, he went on a life-changing trip to England with his well-traveled friend, Tom Damitio, and he fell in love with the experience. Read More

Startup steers driver behavior

April 14, 2014
A startup is using vehicle-based data to show drivers how to be more efficient on the road. Read More

Startup fashions children's eyewear

April 11, 2014
A startup thinks it sees a hole in the eyewear industry. Read More

Maneuvering tax-return extensions

April 10, 2014
As the April 15 deadline looms, many taxpayers are considering extending their 2013 tax returns. Read More

Startup delivers imported candy

April 9, 2014
There’s a new candy man in town, and he’s importing sweets from all over the world. Read More

CHE Trinity Health names CFO

April 9, 2014
The Michigan-based parent of a health care system in the region has appointed a new chief financial officer. Read More

Replacing the PPT on industry: up to voters

April 4, 2014
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley was in a manufacturing plant in Grand Rapids last week to sign long-debated legislation that would replace funding lost by the phase-out of the industrial personal property tax β€” if enough Michigan voters say yes to the August ballot proposal. Read More

Spring 'stampede' heads for housing market

April 3, 2014
The residential real estate market is laying down the welcome mat for spring after a record-breaking winter. Read More