Banking & Finance

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


Accounting firms merge

June 18, 2018
A Michigan accounting firm with several offices in the region is joining forces with an out-of-state firm. Read More

Christian colleges have $60B economic impact

Grand Rapids-based Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Kuyper College are among 142 schools in the study.

June 8, 2018
A study revealed a network of 142 Christian colleges and universities, including three in Grand Rapids, have an annual economic impact of $60 billion. Read More

Bank buying 52 branches

June 6, 2018
A bank with a large West Michigan presence is acquiring 52 Midwest branches from one of the nation’s largest banks. Read More

Bank opening loan office

June 5, 2018
A bank plans to open a new loan office in the region this month. Read More

EY names regional Entrepreneur of the Year finalists

June 4, 2018
Ten West Michigan executives have been named as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Read More

Former Kellogg fellows launch racial equity lending firm

Rende Progress Capital gets rolling with $300K from Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

June 1, 2018
There likely will be a new community development financial institution on the block. Read More

Payroll providers keep up with changes through software upgrades

Last year’s late tax reform sent firms scrambling to test new procedures.

June 1, 2018
Payroll services providers make changes to their software every year, small tweaks to keep up with minor modifications in policies and procedures. Read More

Business leaders’ confidence slipping

Business Leaders for Michigan’s second-quarter survey attributes a 17 percent drop in confidence to uncertainty about election outcomes.

June 1, 2018
Michigan business leaders’ confidence levels in the state’s economic growth have dropped from earlier this year, according to a second-quarter survey by Business Leaders for Michigan. Read More

What's next for business owners after liquidity?

May 31, 2018
Successful business owners often are those whose life is their business — their business defines them and is a large part of who they are. Read More

Bank elects real estate exec to board

May 24, 2018
A West Michigan bank has elected the owner of a local real estate firm as a board member. Read More