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September 23, 2010 – Business Review West Michigan Business Review West Michigan named the new Michigan Accelerator Fund I the 2010 Deal of the Year in West Michigan. Randy Thelen, president of Lakeshore Advantage in Holland-Zeeland has been named the Dealmaker of the Year for the region. Both will be honored at the black-tie event …

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August 16, 2010 – Mlive The formation of a $10 million venture fund in Grand Rapids reflects a united push to fill a critical void in local economic development efforts. Organizers of Michigan Accelerator Fund I have a solid roster of supporters and partners from across the Grand Rapids business community who pledged both money and …

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March 4, 2010 – Business Review West Michigan A group of West Michigan-based investors will likely submit a proposal to a fund the state is forming to support startup businesses and spur a new generation of home-grown venture capitalists. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. hopes the so-called “accelerator funds” can begin to address the pressing …

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January 22, 2010 – Mlive Grand Rapids-based mergers and acquisitions firm The Charter Group has opened an office in Mishawaka, Indiana. The new location enables The Charter Group to better serve the northern Indiana and southern Michigan markets — areas where the firm says it’s seeing growth. They also are markets that Managing Director John …

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