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ChoiceOne Bank to update website domain for enhanced security

A Sparta-based bank plans to make a change to enhance its digital security.

Trucking companies navigate their way through risks

No one is immune to risk; however, the level of risk differs, especially across professions in all industries.

Rehmann Foundation donates to GR nonprofit, various organizations

A nonprofit in Grand Rapids was the recipient of a grant from a financial services and advisory firm.

Acrisure acquires Scotland-based insurance broker

A Grand Rapids-based fintech leader made a new acquisition in the U.K. market.

Old National Bank launches wealth management division

A commercial bank with a West Michigan presence has debuted its new wealth management division.

Calder Capital assists GR buyer in Pro Mold and Die acquisition

A local mergers and acquisitions firm led the sale of an Illinois-based manufacturer to a buyer in the region.

ChoiceOne adds new leader, promotes three employees

A local bank recently welcomed a new leader in Holland and made some promotions among other offices.

Rehmann makes promotions, begins 2023 under new CEO

A financial services and advisory firm entered the new year with multiple leadership and personnel changes.

LMCU workers win union election

Workers at a local credit union branch have won their union election.

Union Bank names new EVP, COO

A bank in the region has filled a leadership role.

New law eases M&A registration restrictions

New legislation will bring some clarity to the mergers and acquisitions process for transactions with private companies.

Union Bank EVP, COO retires

A leader at Union Bank has transitioned to retirement.

Amerifirst Home Mortgage to lay off 59 near Kalamazoo

A Kalamazoo-area mortgage lender plans to cut several dozen positions in the new year.

Expert warns small businesses of cybersecurity threats

As cyberattacks have been gaining momentum in recent years, one local expert cautions small businesses in particular to keep a close eye on digital operations.

‘Most anticipated recession’ might still be far off

Heading into 2023, there are plenty of unknowns about the broader economy, but one West Michigan financial adviser sees signs to remain optimistic.

Calder Capital leads sale of Corporate Clean Services

A commercial cleaning services company was sold to a local investor with assistance from a mergers and acquisitions firm.

Acrisure updates insurance leadership team

A local fintech leader reorganized its insurance leadership team.

LMCU branch workers seek to form union

Workers at a credit union branch in the region are forming a union.

Grand Ventures invests in automotive financing platform

A local venture capital firm participated in a $12.8 million seed round for an automotive fintech company.

Macatawa Bank invests $2M in affordable housing

A bank in the region recently made an investment in a community fund focused on affordable housing.

Calder Capital assists sale of Control Electric

An electrical contracting company was sold to a local investor with assistance from a mergers and acquisitions firm.

Inside Track: From childhood to today, Davis remains resourceful

Not many people know what career they want to pursue during their childhood. But Lauren Davis knew from a young age she had a passion for banking.

Blackford Capital acquires Artificial Turf Supply

A local private equity firm added a company to its new patio consolidation portfolio.

KeyBank expands into West Michigan market

A national bank with a nearly 200-year history is positioning itself for continued success, this time in a new market.

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