Banking & Finance

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Credit union names sales director

February 25, 2020
A credit union in the region hired a new director of secondary sales. Read More

Senior tax breaks do more harm than good, national report says

Organization claims rules cost state 14% in income tax revenue in 2017.

February 21, 2020
Seniors in Michigan pay less than half the taxes that residents under 65 — and who have similar incomes — pay, according to a recent national report. Read More

Retirement changes take into account longer life span

SECURE Act also pushes back age for required minimum distribution.

February 21, 2020
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) There is another twist to retirement planning for employers and employees following passage of a new law. Read More

Kentwood sustains construction boom

City records second consecutive year of more than $100M in private projects.

February 21, 2020
Kentwood officials believe the city is on the rise, based on year-end construction data. Read More

Report shows continued 'expansionary' trend

Citizens Business Conditions Index rises in Q4 on trade optimism, consumer spending.

February 21, 2020
Easing trade tensions with China, increased consumer spending and a more stable interest rate environment helped improve U.S. business sentiment in the fourth quarter, according to the latest Citizens Business Conditions Index. Read More

Credit union opens second Grand Rapids-area location

February 19, 2020
A credit union in the region is continuing its expansion into greater Grand Rapids with the opening of a new branch. Read More

VAI co-funding $4.5M for Parkinson’s research

February 14, 2020
The Van Andel Institute has joined a $4.5 million funding agreement for Parkinson’s research. Read More

Survey: State’s growth will trail nation’s

Just 6% of employers expect a strengthened Michigan economy, according to Business Leaders for Michigan report.

February 14, 2020
Michigan’s largest employers anticipate the state’s economic growth will continue to lag compared to the nation’s. Read More

Acrisure donates $15M to downtown hospital

February 13, 2020
An insurance broker pledged $15 million to advance children’s health care programs. Read More

Credit union appoints marketing executive

February 13, 2020
A credit union in the region hired a new senior vice president of marketing. Read More