Pete Daly was a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who most recently covered small business, banking and finance, food service and agriculture and county government.
Michigan SBDC says it’s just in time, as small business is booming again.
September 11, 2015
Congress has passed and President Barack Obama recently signed legislation ensuring the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) main lending program will be able to meet the increasing demand in the waning months of the current federal fiscal year. Read More
Keeki Pure & Simple’s KPS Essentials will double employment at the small company.
It’s not rocket science, but the formula of Renu Face Cream does hint at the high-tech background of the man involved with its development. Read More
Professionals say the U.S. economy is OK, despite stock market turbulence.
A major bank’s economist, a wealth management professional and a local long-term observer of the stock market all advise investors not to panic and join the sell-off. Read More
Regional group touts key industrial locations, including Wyoming’s former GM site.
Kent County commissioners got an update from The Right Place Inc. on the just-launched Greenlightwm.com to market some vacant high-profile municipal and county-owned properties in Kent and Muskegon counties for business development. Read More
Jim Paparella, the new head of D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s, says Kent is not like any other county in Michigan.
Jim Paparella, the new president/CEO of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s since May, had a pretty good thing going in Lansing when he saw the job opening at DABSJ, one of Michigan’s largest child/youth welfare agencies. Read More
At issue is Michigan’s launch of Internet lottery sales a year ago.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is planning staff cuts after the tribal owners of Gun Lake Casino stopped paying the state a portion of its slot machine gambling profits, as was stipulated in the compact made with the state. Read More
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has begun studying a proposed 2016 budget, reflecting departmental requests that would put the total $7.04 million higher than the 2015 budget, just to maintain existing programs and personnel. Read More
His name is Chef Gerry Ludwig, and his job is knowing what America wants to eat.
August 14, 2015
Food trends and fads come and go on a broad scale, so for a major business in the North American food industry, it pays to know what people want on the menu in the near future. Read More