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Merrell and Stormy Kromer capsule collection

Clothing brands partner on collection

A pair of Michigan outdoor clothing brands are collaborating on a new collection. Read More

Joshua Hulst, left, and Mark Johnson

Tech firm plans to double staff

A technology firm in the area is planning to expand its office and double its staff. Read More

HAY furniture couch

Furniture maker buying stake in Danish company for $78M

A furniture maker in the area is spending $78 million to acquire a stake in a global ancillary furnishings brand, making it the company’s majority owner. Read More

Mary Free Bed SpartanNash YMCA sports performance lab

Hospital opens sports performance lab

A local hospital has opened its first lab that uses technology to help athletes achieve peak performance. Read More

Tric Tool exterior partial Holland Township

Manufacturer expanding operation

A company that makes manufacturing systems is expanding in the region. Read More

Wise Men Distillery rum bottles

Spirit makers medal at international competition

Several West Michigan spirit makers made a name for themselves in New York. Read More

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Brewery releasing limited-edition ale

A Grand Rapids brewery is releasing a breakfast-themed beer. Read More

Bekim Protopapa

Tech company hires president and CEO

A tech company in the area has named a new leader. Read More

Square Roots

GFS opens year-round, indoor farm

A local food service distributor now is a part of an evolving farming industry. Read More

Powder coating

Partners launch sustainable venture

Although powder coating overspray currently is considered by U.S. regulators to be a safe substance to dispose of, Dwayne Behrens and Brian Spicer calculated 320 million pounds of it are sent to landfills each year, a volume they believe is unacceptable. Read More

Returning citizens offer employers ‘untapped talent’

Is your company experiencing a talent shortage? If so, you are not alone. Read More

State says 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed

State regulators say 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed, three years after just a small portion was grown on land that had sediment from a Kalamazoo River Superfund site. Read More

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Private equity fund invests in medical company

The capital management arm of a local investment banking firm has made its first portfolio company investment from a mezzanine fund it set up earlier this year. Read More

Grand Ventures McKeel Hagerty left and Tim Streit

Venture capital firm raises $28M fund

A Grand Rapids venture capital firm has closed its $28 million, Midwest-focused “flagship” fund. Read More


Tax reporting company acquires software provider

A local supplier of wage and income tax reporting products and services has acquired a similar company on the East Coast. Read More

Fiat Chrysler to pay $40M fine for overstating sales numbers

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is paying $40 million to settle with U.S. securities regulators who say the automaker misled investors by overstating its monthly sales numbers over a five-year period. Read More

Winsome Kirton

Inside Track: Dad’s advice spurs business

Winsome Kirton is her own boss. The 30-year-old is the co-founder of Pack Elephant, a business-to-business gifting platform that allows artisans and entrepreneurs to sell and market their products to different businesses. Read More

Materials MKT

State touts new recycling marketplace

The market for hard-to-recycle post-industrial and post-consumer products just got a little bigger, thanks to a new online tool. Read More

Opening doors so students can discover manufacturing

What do you want to be when you grow up? Read More

Mercedes sues in dispute with artists

DETROIT — Mercedes-Benz USA is asking a judge to protect it from legal action over its use of images of outdoor murals in Detroit in social media posts. Read More