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Health care auditor lands national contract

October 21, 2019
A local health care cost recovery company has been offered an accounts payable audit and recovery contract with a national company. Read More

Bank hires VP of commercial banking

October 21, 2019
A bank in the area has named a 30-year veteran of the industry its next vice president of commercial banking. Read More

Lender receives $500K to help small businesses

Northern Initiatives will use grant to expand portal and technical assistance for customers.

October 18, 2019
Diverse small business loan customers in West Michigan will get a leg up from their lender this year, thanks to a $500,000 grant. Read More

Muskegon Heights seeks to enhance business community

Newly formed Muskegon Heights Business Association initially will focus on promoting job opportunities.

October 18, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A new business association formed in the city of Muskegon Heights. Read More

Kent expanding HIV/AIDS program

Health department will create two full-time positions covered by Ryan White grant.

October 18, 2019
The Kent County Health Department is planning to expand a program that serves people with HIV and AIDS. Read More

State, unions reach tentative deals to boost worker pay

October 18, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration and seven unions have tentatively agreed to two-year deals that will boost state employees' pay by 6%. Read More

Suit challenges Michigan regulator over $250K benefit cap

October 17, 2019
LANSING — The administrator of a plan that covers the medical expenses of uninsured non-drivers who are injured in car crashes is suing the state of Michigan, alleging that a regulator's recent orders conflict with the state's new auto insurance overhaul. Read More

Bank opens downtown retail loan office

October 17, 2019
A locally based bank has opened a retail loan office in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

State ends pension contract over CEO's comments

October 15, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — The state of Michigan's retirement systems have ended a contract with an investment company that managed more than $600 million in pension funds after the CEO made "completely unacceptable" comments at a conference. Read More

Foster care program at risk after budget cuts

Gov. Whitmer cut $2M from West Michigan Partnership for Children, the organization’s administrative budget.

October 11, 2019
An organization formed in a pilot program to oversee foster care in Kent County is at risk of closing after state budget cuts. Read More