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Cyberattack Triggered Global shutdowns For Steelcase, Potential To Delayed Shipments

GRAND RAPIDS — A recent cyberattack caused global operations for office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. to shut down for two weeks, according to new information the company submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Steelcase’s latest Form 8-K filed today highlights the devastation that ensued after the company reported the attack on Oct. 22. In that

By |2020-11-13T17:47:56-05:00November 13th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

GR Software Developer Blue Medora Now observIQ

GRAND RAPIDS - Software developer Blue Medora has rebranded and relaunched its retained business. The company, which now goes by the name observIQ, announced Tuesday morning the name change and its intentions on disrupting the observability space. The first step in those efforts comes with the launch of its new open source log agent, which

By |2020-07-22T10:36:59-04:00July 22nd, 2020|New Products / Contracts, Software|

Backed By $5 Million Investment, UV Angel Advances New Technology

GRAND HAVEN — A $5 million private equity investment supports UV Angel’s move toward the marketplace with a new product that cleans the air in hospitals and other facilities. Coming to market this spring, UV Angel Air uses the Grand Haven-based company’s ultraviolet light technology in ceiling light fixtures. Air goes in one side of the fixtures,

By |2020-03-01T11:22:07-05:00February 28th, 2020|Cyber Defense, New Products / Contracts|

Michigan Retailers Begin 2020 With Stronger Activity Index

LANSING - A monthly activity index compiled by the Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch registered 72.5 for January, a sizable increase from the 42.1 a year earlier, and a sign that the retail environment is improving. The increase was attributed to the weather and high consumer confidence. January’s reading also

By |2020-02-27T10:40:46-05:00February 27th, 2020|Entrepreneurs|

Telecom Provider Quantum Leap Buys IT Services Provider Dykstra IT

GRAND RAPIDS - Dykstra IT LLC, which provides managed information technology services, merged into Quantum Leap Inc., a telecommunications provider, MIBiz Reports. Staff from Dykstra IT moved into Quantum Leap’s facility on 44th Street in Grand Rapids and founder Drew Dykstra became a partner. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Quantum Leap often used Dykstra

By |2020-02-27T10:40:46-05:00February 27th, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

Lambert & Co. Buys New York Investor Relations, PR Company

GRAND RAPIDS — Lambert & Co. closed on its second acquisition in two months with a deal for New York-based Casteel Schoenborn Investor Relations & Corporate Communications. For the Grand Rapids-based public relations and investor relations firm Lambert & Co., the deal accelerates the company’s growth strategy and boosts its investor relations and financial services expertise, according to

By |2020-01-16T11:54:29-05:00January 16th, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

State Allocates $7 Million To Back Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

GRAND RAPIDS - An assortment of state-backed capital funds and initiatives to support business startups, innovation and entrepreneurs recently earned renewal in Lansing. The Michigan Strategic Fund Board last month allocated more than $7 million that will go to back entrepreneurs working to bring innovations to market. Half of the money will go to the Grand Rapids-based Michigan

By |2020-01-03T16:45:49-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Grand Ventures Leads Investment Round In California Fintech Firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Ventures led an investment round in CRE Simple Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based fintech firm focused on commercial real estate. The Grand Rapids venture capital firm led the round with Fin Venture Capital in San Francisco. Two Chicago-based firms, Darkknight Ventures and Sandalphon Capital, along with Durham, N.C.-based Duke Angel Network and other private investors

By |2019-10-18T15:39:05-04:00October 18th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Consumers Energy Settlement Could Lead To Huge Boost In Solar Power For Grid

LANSING - A proposed settlement between Consumers Energy and independent power producers could lead to hundreds of megawatts of solar power being built within the next four years. On Thursday, the utility filed the proposed settlement with the Michigan Public Service Commission hoping to resolve a more than year-long dispute with solar developers looking to sell power to Consumers.

By |2019-08-12T06:51:04-04:00August 12th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics/Government|