Banking & Finance

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Inside Track: Comerica’s new regional manager sets sights on mentoring leaders

Debra Van Hevele worked her way from teller window to corporate suite on the strength of lasting relationships.

February 5, 2016
Working as a part-time teller at her local Comerica Bank after high school, Debra Van Hevele never thought she would make a career out of it. Read More

Investment group bumps up dollars and deals

Grand Angels positions itself for even more growth this year.

February 5, 2016
Grand Angels is taking flight. Read More

Northern Michigan hop farm is set to grow

Private equity firm buys controlling interest in the venture.

February 5, 2016
Brian Tennis thought his one-acre hop farm near Traverse City was “hot” when he started it nearly a decade ago. Read More

Amway year-end sales drop 12 percent

February 3, 2016
Amway has reported its annual sales for 2015, and the direct selling business saw a 12-percent decline from the previous year. Read More

Sports bra maker catches deal on 'Shark Tank'

February 1, 2016
A local business owner who recently appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” has struck a deal with one of the show’s “sharks.” Read More

New Affordable Care Act reporting requirements

January 29, 2016
If you provide or offer health insurance benefits to your employees, you could be subject to new reporting requirements. Read More

Brokerage reinvests commissions into community

January 29, 2016
When Bryant Mitchell married his wife, Audrey, in 2011, they began listening to Dave Ramsey’s radio show. Both had college debt and wanted to learn how to get on their feet financially. Read More

Bank makes $1.1B acquisition

January 26, 2016
A Michigan-based bank with a large presence in West Michigan is acquiring another bank in the state for roughly $1.1 billion. Read More

Acquisition deal creates nearly $100B bank

January 26, 2016
A bank with a number of locations in West Michigan is acquiring a bank with a presence in the state for roughly $3.4 billion. Read More

Auto supplier merges and moves HQ to Ireland

January 25, 2016
A global auto supplier with a large presence in West Michigan and the state has entered into a definitive merger agreement with a company based in Ireland. Read More