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Startup raises $10M in funding

August 25, 2014
A startup planning to introduce a new "environmentally friendly" bio-pesticide to the marketplace next year has closed a $10 million Series C round of preferred stock financing. Read More

Grand Angels finances three more regional companies

Two have a medical connection and the third focuses on outdoor recreation.

August 22, 2014
Grand Angels, a Grand Rapids-based investment group, has made three more funding commitments to three small Michigan companies: Tetra Discover Partners, Ablative Solutions and Altus Brands. Read More

Rehab company opens Toronto Stock Exchange

August 20, 2014
Key members of a publicly traded rehabilitation company opened the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning. Read More

Startup develops personal assistant app

August 19, 2014
A startup is developing a mobile app to take the time out of time management. Read More

Judge sentences man for gold fraud

August 19, 2014
| By AP
A man has been sentenced to prison for failing to file income tax returns and running a multi-year scheme involving the bogus recovery of overseas gold. Read More

Businessman receives seven-year prison sentence for fraud

August 14, 2014
A businessman who defrauded his victims of $1.4 million has landed himself in prison for the next seven years. Read More

Don’t forget to feed retirement accounts — yours and theirs

August 13, 2014
During the downturn of the economy, we saw owners make personal sacrifices in order to keep their companies afloat. Read More

Flush with cash and eager to lend

One banker says some banks may even be getting a bit reckless again.

August 8, 2014
Lingering aftereffects of the Great Recession are still visible in the commercial lending process, but banks today do have money to lend, and they are willing to deal to get the business, according to expert observers. Read More

Founders Bank & Trust teaches financial literacy to tech-savvy generation

GRPS students will learn about insurance, loans, mortgages and 401(k)s in a ‘video game’ atmosphere.

August 8, 2014
A local bank is bringing an interactive program back to school this fall at several GRPS schools to increase students’ understanding of personal finance skills through adaptive simulations and educational videos. Read More

Rules change allows nonprofits to secure tax-exempt status more easily

IRS simplifies process so donors can make contributions of goods and services.

August 8, 2014
The IRS has just made it faster, easier and less expensive for small charities to apply for tax-exempt status. Read More