Ascension Michigan has named Peter Bergmann as president of Ascension Borgess. Bergmann begins his role at Ascension Borgess on Feb. 11. He comes to Kalamazoo from Parma Medical Center, a part of the University Hospitals system in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as president for nearly two years. Bergmann previously served within the Ascension system for 11 years as president of Sisters of Charity Hospital and St. Joseph Campus, a two-campus hospital in Buffalo, N.Y.
Published: January 03, 2019
The Portage-based investor and developer of commercial real estate announced that it has purchased the Fifth Third Bank building at 136 E. Michigan Ave. According to a statement, Hinman Co. will oversee the management and leasing of the building, and Fifth Third Bank will continue to be a tenant, with the aim of keeping the building as a multi-tenant office building. Built in 1929, the art deco-style building was designed by Weary and Alford of Chicago, who later designed Kalamazoo City Hall at 241 W. South St.
Published: December 28, 2018
Culture trumps salary in the race for talent nowadays. That’s the shift Dave Smith has seen the last few years among employers in West Michigan as unemployment rates steadily declined and the labor market tightened. While a few years ago members of The Employers’ Association used pay as the main lure, today there’s more of a balance between wages, pay equity, and cultivating a workplace culture that attracts people and keeps them on the job.
Published: December 09, 2018
Metals and plastics recycling company Schupan & Sons Incorporated is expanding at two of its locations in Kalamazoo in moves that are expected to add a total of 80 jobs over the next three years. The expansions are proceeding with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The company produces complex components for the medical device, aerospace, and office furniture industries.
Published: November 12, 2018