Entrepreneurship growth slows amid economic challenges

After a year that saw unprecedented growth in new small businesses in the state, that growth is being hampered by a series of economic anomalies this year.

Blackford Capital sells Grand Equipment Company

Blackford Capital has completed another portfolio exit.

ChoiceOne Bank appoints three loan officers

A Sparta-based bank is expanding its commercial and mortgage lending teams in southeast and West Michigan.

Meijer shopper charged $1,500 for a $68 purchase

GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan shopper likes her new planter but not enough to pay the price 23 times.

Rehmann appoints new COO

A financial services firm chose the successor for its current COO, who is moving into the role of CEO in January.

Acrisure closes $725M in equity funding

A locally based global insurance brokerage and fintech company secured $725 million to fuel its ongoing expansions.

Blackford Capital hires CFO

A local middle market private equity firm appointed a chief financial officer.

Black Wallstreet Grand Rapids secures fiduciary partner

A southeast Grand Rapids economic development startup has chosen the fiduciary partner for its $100 million capital campaign that will launch Monday.

Partners launch TikTok film challenge for students

Submissions are open for a money-themed mobile short film contest for high school and college students.

Michigan Rise makes 50th startup investment

A 2-year-old fund started by the Michigan State University Foundation now has invested nearly $6 million in startups across the Mitten state.

Young Money Finances to host summer camps

A trio of three-week camps this summer will teach young people about money management, investing and entrepreneurship.

Clean Team acquires janitorial division of Century Flooring & Cleaning

A Toledo, Ohio-based company acquired the janitorial division of a local business.

Skyline releases Q4 earnings snapshot

TROY — Skyline Corp. (SKY) on Monday reported profit of $86.8 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.

BMO Financial Group opens Grand Rapids commercial banking office

A Toronto-based financial institution now has a downtown Grand Rapids location.

Acrisure appoints EVP, head of insurance strategy and execution

A locally based global insurance brokerage and fintech firm recently added a new member to its executive leadership team.

ChoiceOne Bank opens remodeled Fremont branch

ChoiceOne Bank held a grand reopening for its renovated branch office in Fremont.

Sleeping Giant Capital closes $10M funding round

A West Michigan investment firm has closed a $10 million funding round as it seeks to expand services to women professionals looking to acquire and grow businesses.