Banking & Finance

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


Fifth Third acquires savings app

Dobot helps customers with personal savings goals through a ‘fun and engaging’ digital interface.

March 22, 2019
If you’re looking to save some dough, there’s a bot that can help you with that. Read More

Tool and die company files for bankruptcy

March 20, 2019
Another tool and die company in the area has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

Millennials’ values may come back to haunt them

Priorities of workforce’s largest generation may be hurting long-term wealth creation, expert says.

March 15, 2019
“Experiences over things” is a mantra many millennials embrace, but a local wealth manager sees it as a liability to their futures. Read More

Inside Track: Investor invests in ag industry

Chairperson of ACRE AgTech uses investment knowledge to guide agricultural entrepreneurs.

March 15, 2019
Tim Parker is the president of Grand Angels venture group, which provides financial investment, mentorship opportunities and network resources to startup companies to help them grow. Read More

Partners envision park plan

The Right Place helping Kent DPW with development of sustainability venture.

March 15, 2019
The Right Place and the Kent County Department of Public Works are partnering on planning and development of the future sustainable business park. Read More

State treasury waives estimated tax penalty for farmers, anglers

March 1 deadline extended to April 15 to help those follow new tax reform.

March 15, 2019
The Michigan Department of Treasury is following suit after the Internal Revenue Service announced its decision to waive the estimated tax penalty for some farmers and anglers who file their 2018 federal income tax return and pay any tax due by April 15. Read More

Tool and die company files for bankruptcy

March 11, 2019
A company in the area that supplies tooling, dies and related services to the auto industry has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

Five guys with a vision and a banker

March 11, 2019
2018 was a banner year for this team of five entrepreneurs. With a vision that started with one man 20 years ago and grew into a broader vision for five guys to live the lives they want to create and form a company where everyone is passionate and can accomplish their goals — ThinkBox evolved into TBX. Read More

Sandwich generation left holding the bag

Survey finds many 36- to 60-year-olds lack sufficient emergency and retirement savings.

March 8, 2019
A new report shows as the life spans of the elderly lengthen and adult children are living at home longer, the generation in the middle is being financially squeezed. Read More

VC fund invests in medical startup

March 5, 2019
A venture capital fund in the region is investing in a medical startup on the East Coast. Read More