12:02 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Michigan public companies still mostly run by men

Lead in text: 
Grand Rapids-based Steelcase one example of progress in state
It's still a man's world in the boardrooms and corner offices of Michigan's top public companies, with the rate of change toward gender parity glacially slow. Of the 850 board seats, women hold just 98, and for women of color, the number is only 12, according to a study from Inforum, the state's premier business group for women executives and entrepreneurs, and from the Wayne State University School of Business Administration.
7:12 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Report finds business activity flat in Southwest Michigan during August

Lead in text: 
Economist Brian Long says slightly lower numbers are "not cause for concern"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Business activity slowed in the Kalamazoo area and in much of West Michigan, according to data collected in late August by economist Brian Long. "Basically in Kalamazoo we're back to pretty much flat," Brian Long said of economic growth. "That is largely because of some anecdotal things that have happened.
12:46 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Kalamazoo company says drug shows potential for treating Alzheimer's Disease

Lead in text: 
Results of clinical trial being presented Monday in New jersey
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A drug developed to treat diabetes also shows potential for treating Alzheimer's disease, a Kalamazoo company announced Monday, Sept. 9. Metabolic Solutions Development Co. tested the insulin sensitizer on Alzheimer's patients and found it maintained glucose metabolism in key regions of the brain affected by cognitive decline.
8:55 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Forecast shows promise for office furniture industry

Lead in text: 
New outlook has lower expectations for 2014
An updated office furniture industry outlook shows business picking up. The quarterly outlook from the Business and Institutional Manufacturers Association in Grand Rapids now projects North American shipments to grow 4.1 percent in 2013 to $9.6 billion. That's an upgrade from the previous quarterly outlook issued in June that forecast shipment growth of 2.1 percent for the year.
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7:19 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Governor Snyder's office "disappointed" Perrigo to become Irish company

Lead in text: 
Perrigo announced acquisition of Ireland's Elan Pharmaceuticals on Monday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALLEGAN, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder's office is disappointed Perrigo Co. will become an Irish company but is not ignoring company plans to continue investing in West Michigan.