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CAA eyes $40M venue

Amphitheater plan originally was proposed back in 2007, but economic downturn forced officials to table idea.

January 18, 2019
Grand Rapids community leaders are considering building a new amphitheater that could cost $40 million. Read More

Huntington extends digital banking experience

The Hub connects customers’ bank accounts to five tools designed to help them spend responsibly.

January 18, 2019
Long gone are the days of paper bill calendars and check registers for most people. In their place, more banks are debuting cutting-edge digital options. Read More

Economic forecast contains ‘two stories’

Top Comerica analyst says the weather is fine today, but storm clouds are gathering on the horizon.

January 18, 2019
One of the nation’s top economists told a recent gathering of local business executives that economic conditions still are looking positive for 2019, but risk factors are “piling up” for a mild recession. Read More

Bank appoints CEO and CFO

January 18, 2019
A bank with a West Michigan presence is shuffling its executive team as its current CEO retires. Read More

West Michigan banks assisting federal employees during shutdown

January 17, 2019
As the partial government shutdown nears the month mark, many West Michigan banks are taking action to help federal employees meet their obligations. Read More

Bank announces promotions

January 16, 2019
A West Michigan bank has promoted several senior members of its team. Read More

616 Lofts files for bankruptcy

January 14, 2019
A local developer has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

A guide to the new QBI deduction

January 14, 2019
The qualified business income (QBI) deduction was created by the federal tax overhaul, which was signed into law in December 2017. It's a strong tool in reducing your tax liability, but calculating the deduction can be tricky. Regardless, it's important to consider when deciding to operate your business as a C corporation or pass-through entity. Read More

New farm bill brings added protection

Whole Farm Revenue Protection allows farmers to buy insurance policy to cover whole farm, not individual crops.

January 11, 2019
After being engulfed in a trade war between the U.S., Mexico, Canada and China, farmers now have some positives to look forward to this year. Read More

Declining confidence prompts stock dip

Analyst says trade war, predictions of 2019 economic slowdown stoked investors’ fears in 2018.

January 11, 2019
West Michigan’s public stocks saw an average decline of 8.4 percent last year amid what Wall Street is calling the worst dip since the Great Recession. Read More