Banking & Finance

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


Bank names CFO

July 29, 2015
A Michigan-based bank has a new CFO. Read More

Q&A: Rachel Mraz

July 28, 2015
Rachel Mraz focuses on providing comprehensive wealth management and planning solutions for individuals and nonprofits at Merrill Lynch. Read More

‘Drowning in testosterone’

ACG’s Women in Finance group supports female leadership in financial careers.

July 24, 2015
Women in Finance, a new support group formed by the Association for Corporate Growth Western Michigan, is on a mission to “expose the challenges” and empower more women leaders in the financial professions. Read More

Startup launches web app for continuing education students

July 23, 2015
A startup has launched a web-based platform that helps accounting and finance professionals manage their continuing education and certifications. Read More

Tips for first-time real estate investors

July 22, 2015
So you’ve got some money sitting around. You’re well invested in the stock market but looking to diversify your investment portfolio (preferably with an investment that provides an income stream accessible prior to turning 59-and-a-half). You think you might like to invest in real estate, but you’ve never done it before. You’ve got questions — so many that it may all seem overwhelming. Read More

Report finds lakeshore businesses are in good shape

Most are spending on R&D, introducing new products and planning to expand.

July 17, 2015
A West Michigan business report provides a snapshot of continued strength of Ottawa County and northern Allegan County businesses despite talent development concerns. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide refinances debt

July 16, 2015
Wolverine Worldwide has amended and extended its senior secured credit facilities. Read More

Private equity firm invests in IT company

July 15, 2015
A North Carolina private equity firm has made a “growth investment” in a local IT company. Read More

Insurance agencies merge

July 13, 2015
A pair of independent insurance agencies have become one. Read More

Taxpayers guaranteed day in court

July 10, 2015
A law that required Michigan taxpayers disputing a tax assessment to pay the assessment — plus penalties and interest — before being allowed to go before the court has been repealed. Read More