Banking & Finance

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Davenport University launches Master of Accountancy

April 24, 2015
A new graduate level program beginning this fall will embrace the diversity of the accounting field while preparing students for competency exams using a curriculum tailored to specific areas of study. Read More

More loans, more members for Michigan Credit Unions

MCUL reports that 2014 was a high-growth year for Michigan.

April 24, 2015
Michigan credit unions, according to the Michigan Credit Union League, enjoyed double-digit increases in business loans and auto loans through 2014, plus a healthy jump in membership. Read More

Chemical Financial reorganizes executive structure

The bank’s growth over the past two years is one of the drivers.

April 24, 2015
Chemical Bank, through its Midland parent company, Chemical Financial Corp., has unveiled a leadership reorganization that reflects in part the bank’s significant expansion over the last two years. Read More

Big Four accounting firm moves into downtown

April 24, 2015
A Big Four accounting firm is moving into downtown. Read More

Developer receives up to $210K for downtown streetscape work

April 13, 2015
A developer has been awarded up to $210,000 in funds for streetscape improvements as part of its roughly $5-million renovation of a building in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Survey finds business owners are optimistic

April 10, 2015
A national survey by PNC Bank indicates that small and mid-sized business owners are more optimistic this year about their company’s prospects and the U.S. economy. Read More

Blackford Capital keeps pushing acquisitions

One of the private equity firm’s companies just expanded with a merger.

April 3, 2015
Blackford Capital, a private equity firm that relocated to Grand Rapids in 2010, is busy acquiring more companies even as it continues to rack up awards and honors in the business world. Read More

PR firm wins Peak Resorts account

March 31, 2015
A public relations firm will provide investor relations services to a Nasdaq-listed company that operates 13 ski resorts across the country. Read More

Re-thinking property tax planning

March 31, 2015
Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Despite their inevitability, many people still strive to eliminate or reduce their tax burdens. 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
(As seen 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