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Fair Credit Reporting Act litigation on the rise

March 27, 2015
Although nothing has changed recently regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act, litigation against companies that have failed to fully comply with its requirements is increasing. Read More

Teaching small biz owners how to get loans

The SBA is funding Getting to Yes! training at GVSU.

March 27, 2015
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office, in conjunction with the Michigan Small Business Development Center at Grand Valley State University, is bringing “Getting to Yes!” training to West Michigan. Read More

Bullish on the macro global outlook

An investment professional from Dubai speaks to the CFA Society West Michigan.

March 27, 2015
Are investors too blinded by the crash in oil prices to notice green shoots of economic improvement around the world? Read More

New firm reflects a farm heritage

David Rasch first learned about investing from his father, an apple grower on the Fruit Ridge.

March 27, 2015
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) David Rasch, founder and president of a small new firm called Harvest Wealth Advisors, figures he was about 6 years old when he first saw his father studying the stock market at the family dining table and talking to his mother about their investments. Read More

Start Garden launches Internet of Things accelerator

March 27, 2015
Start Garden has formed a coalition with six industry-leading organizations to launch a startup accelerator to capitalize on the Internet of Things market. Read More

Kent County home values back to pre-recession levels

Now there just isn’t enough inventory to meet buyer demand.

March 20, 2015
The long, deep recession that flattened the residential real estate and home construction industries has finally ended, with an early indication that home prices in Kent County rose an average of 7.25 percent in 2014. Read More

Furniture dealer outfits Start Garden

March 20, 2015
A furniture dealer has finished outfitting Start Garden’s new space downtown. Read More

Private equity firm acquires automation supplier

March 18, 2015
A diversified maker of custom automated equipment has been acquired by a New York private equity firm that’s ready to execute the supplier’s “global growth plans.” Read More

Bank rolls out 43 in-store branches

March 17, 2015
A bank is expanding its footprint in the state by rolling out 43 in-store branches with its retail partner this year. Read More

Credit union builds new HQ

March 17, 2015
A credit union is building its new headquarters on a 22-acre site in the region. Read More