GVSU Economist: Slow Start To West Michigan Economy In 2019

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan economy flattened in January, signaling a slow start to 2019 a new report from Grand Valley State University contends. Brian G. Long,  director of Supply Management Research in GVSU's Seidman College of Business, surveyed local business leaders. His findings below are based on data collected during the last two

By |2019-02-12T19:59:23+00:00February 6th, 2019|News|

Detroit Chinese Business Association New Year’s Celebration Update

ROYAL OAK - Milan Stevanovich from the Detroit China Business Association joins Matt and Mike to talk about his organization's Chinese New Year Gala on Feb. 23 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. If you want to do business with China, this is the event you want to attend. Milan Stevanovich  To listen, click

By |2019-02-06T15:56:00+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, News, Podcasts|

GVSU Economist Predicts Slower Growth For 2019; Shallow Recession In Late 2019, Early 2020

GRAND RAPIDS — Despite slower growth for the local economy in 2019, West Michigan business owners expect a profitable year with increased sales and hiring, according to a Grand Valley State University economics professor. Paul Isely, professor of economics and associate dean in the Seidman College of Business, unveiled his benchmark survey of the regional

By |2019-02-06T15:56:43+00:00January 31st, 2019|News|

BullsEye New CEO Tisko Focuses On Upgrading Workforce Tech Talents, Custom Tech Support

SOUTHFIELD – On January 1, long-time BullsEye Telecom chief operating officer Tom Tisko assumed his new role as chief executive officer of the company, which provides national multi-location communications solutions. He replaced co-founder Bill Oberlin, who will continue to serve as chairman of BullsEye’s Board of Directors. “I am so proud of the company that

By |2019-02-04T07:51:50+00:00January 25th, 2019|IoT, News|

Grand Valley State University Names First Woman President

ALLENDALE - Philomena V. Mantella was named Tuesday as Grand Valley State University’s fifth president and the first woman appointed president in Grand Valley’s nearly 60-year history. Mantella is currently the senior vice president and chief executive officer of the Lifelong Learning Network at Northeastern University, a private research university in Boston. Mantella will remain

By |2019-01-23T09:00:31+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Featured, News|

IoT TechConnect Focus On Michigan Technology, Supporting Michigan Science Center

DETROIT - How would your company like to participate in an Internet of Things event this spring that will focus on Michigan technologies and also benefit the Michigan Science Center? Well you can. It’s called IoT Tech Connect and it will be held at the Michigan Science Center on Monday April 29. Fifteen percent of

By |2019-01-13T22:11:43+00:00January 13th, 2019|IoT, News|

Survey: Investment, Employment Stay Same Or Increase At Most Michigan Large Companies

DETROIT— More than 80 percent of Michigan’s largest companies forecast their employment and investment in Michigan will stay the same or increase in the next 6 to 12 months.   Their positive outlook notwithstanding, 90 percent of these same leaders believe the state and U.S. economies will stay the same or worsen during that time.

By |2019-01-12T17:00:05+00:00January 12th, 2019|News|

Detroit Regional Partnership Up And Running

DETROIT - The newly-named Detroit Regional Partnership charged with creating a world-class marketing and attraction economic development arm for the 11-county region is now operational and led by CEO Barry Matherly. The group kicked off a 30-day listening tour with stakeholders across the 11-county region to learn more about each community's economic development programs and priorities.

By |2019-01-10T17:25:05+00:00January 10th, 2019|News|

West Michigan Business Executive Named SBDC State Director

GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan business executive and Amway alumni J.D. Collins has been named state director of the Small Business Development Center, an SBA-backed one-stop-shop for business advice and training aimed at entrepreneurs and small business. Collins began his new role December 17 leading the SBDC, a 90-person organization that serves more than 5,500 companies statewide. He

By |2018-12-20T17:35:40+00:00December 19th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, News|

Techtonic Names Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm To Board

BOULDER, Co. – Techtonic announced this week that it has appointed Jennifer Granholm, two-time Governor and former Attorney General of Michigan as the fifth member of its Board. In addition to two successful terms as Governor of Michigan, Granholm brings extensive relevant expertise to her new role at Techtonic. Currently, she leads RIDGE-LANE LP’s sustainability

By |2018-12-14T15:13:53+00:00December 14th, 2018|News|