kalamazoo business

6:29 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Stryker reports solid sales and earnings growth for quarter and 2013

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Earnings up 3.6% over 2012
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -Stryker Corp. reports solid growth in sales and earnings for fourth-quarter and full-year 2013. For the fourth quarter, the period ended Dec. 31, the Kalamazoo-based medical technologies company reported net earnings of $386 million, a 43 percent increase over $270 million in reported net earnings during fourth-quarter 2012.
11:39 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

Kalamazoo businessman, philanthropist Bill Wright dies

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Wright's business interests included car dealerships and minor league baseball team
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Word has been received here of the death of well-known Kalamazoo car dealer Bill Wright. Wright, 54, apparently died sometime Friday or early Saturday in the Myers, Fla., area.
7:45 am
Tue December 10, 2013

New Sarkozy Bakery to open before end of January in downtown Kalaamazoo

Lead in text: 
Fire destroyed Sarkozy Bakery on Burdick Street in 2012
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Look for construction work on the new Sarkozy Bakery to be completed by early January inside the Columbia Plaza Building in downtown Kalamazoo. And look for the locally owned bread and pastries bakery to have a "soft" opening by the end of January.
7:03 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Garden Ridge store to move in to former Kmart location in Kalamazoo

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Houston-based company hopes to open store on Stadium Drive in late January
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The former Kmart store location at Stadium Drive and Drake Road will become the home of a Garden Ridge store by early next year. The Texas-based home-d├ęcor and accessories chain has signed a long-term lease for the 87,000-square-foot space in the University Commons retail center and started interior renovation work more than a week ago, according to property owner Treystar development company.
6:14 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Biggs-Gilmore acquired by Kansas City-based ad firm

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Top executives from Biggs-Gilmore will assume roles on executive leadership team
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo-based digital advertising firm Biggs|Gilmore will become part of global marketing and advertising agency VML. Kansas City-based VML is a 21-year-old company that has offices in 23 locations on six continents. It announced its acquisition of Biggs|Gilmore but terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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