Banking & Finance

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


Cost-recovery firm expands to new HQ

July 16, 2019
A cost-recovery firm has expanded into a 31,000-square-foot headquarters in the area. Read More

Insurance brokerage plans $300M senior notes offering

July 16, 2019
An insurance brokerage in the area is planning a major offering of senior notes. Read More

Bank appoints president and CEO

July 16, 2019
A locally based bank has named its new leader. Read More

Private equity firm buying manufacturer for $170M

July 15, 2019
An East Coast private equity firm is acquiring a local business unit of a global medical technology company for $170 million. Read More

State approves $15M to help farmers

July 15, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses, because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops. Read More

‘I was able to … have someone see me’

Turned away by traditional banks, Dominican salon secures expansion loan through private capital fund.

July 12, 2019
A salon that has been quietly operating on a busy corridor in Grand Rapids for 15 years will get its long-awaited expansion thanks to a local racial equity lending firm. Read More

Workforce initiative secures $20K

City of Grand Rapids and Huntington Bank are each giving $10K to SAFE Task Force pitch winner.

July 12, 2019
The city of Grand Rapids and Huntington Bank are partnering on a workforce development initiative as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to reduce violence in neighborhoods. Read More

Dental practice spreads joy with community outreach

Program has arranged for dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction and scholarships.

July 12, 2019
It’s been more than five months since Lisa Weller woke up with a new set of teeth. Read More

Chamber focuses on minority contractors

With almost $1B in construction on the books in GR, organization wants to ensure everyone is represented.

July 12, 2019
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce has been ramping up its focus on helping minority-owned contractor businesses succeed. Read More

Survey reveals immigrant challenges

Results will help community leaders establish ways for better immigrant inclusion in Kent County.

July 12, 2019
A group of community leaders is taking the next step for better immigrant inclusion in Kent County. Read More