January 2010 News

Cascade Engineering, DeVos’ Windquest Group revive water filter project for use in developing world

Cascade Engineering, DeVos’ Windquest Group revive water filter project for use in developing world Distribution and sales of a gravity-powered water filter are poised for a rebirth with the sale of the product rights from a charitable organization in financial distress to two private Grand Rapids area firms. Windquest Group, a private investment fund led by former gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos, is teaming with Cascade Engineering Inc. to ramp up production and distribution of the HydrAid BioSand device.

Capital firm ready for 2nd fund

Capital firm ready for 2nd fund

In another sign of the transformation under way in Michigan’s economy, RPM Ventures, an Ann Arbor venture capital firm, plans to announce today that it has raised $60 million from investors for its second venture capital fund.

Of right mind, Clippers center Chris Kaman is prospering

Of right mind, Clippers center Chris Kaman is prospering

Treated with Ritalin for attention deficit disorder (ADD) since early childhood, Kaman learned three years ago he was misdiagnosed…Doctors at Neurocore — a group which uses neuro-feedback “to make positive changes to the way your brain operates” — told Kaman he had high anxiety in his brain and Ritalin made it worse. “I felt like I was crawling out of my skin,” he said. “I was also forgetting plays and coverages.”