Banking & Finance

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


Title agency expands out of state

May 4, 2015
A title agency is putting down roots in a major Midwest real estate market through an acquisition. Read More

What is reasonable compensation?

April 30, 2015
The IRS requires that a closely held business pay its owner/employee a “reasonable” level of compensation. But what is reasonable? Read More

Mobile shopping app secures $900K in funding

April 28, 2015
The startup behind a mobile shopping app has closed a $900,000 pre-Series A financing round that was led by a local early stage venture capital fund. Read More

Title insurance firm moves into downtown

April 27, 2015
A title insurance firm based on the state’s east side has expanded into downtown to meet the needs of a growing commercial real estate client base. Read More

Law firm ranks as No. 1 bond counsel in state

April 27, 2015
A law firm with a statewide presence has been recognized for its municipal law and financial practice work in 2014. Read More

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