Northpointe Bank appoints EVP of loan servicing

A locally based bank hired an executive to oversee the loan servicing department’s operations and strategy.

Health department concerned over decline in COVID-19 testing

The Kent County Health Department saw a sharp decline in the number of people seeking appointments and getting tested for COVID-19 at the department’s three testing sites and partner sites in recent weeks.
AP

Michigan Legislature approves automatic expungement bills

LANSING — Michigan would automatically expunge criminal records and ease the application process for those convicted of marijuana offenses under sweeping "clean slate" bills that received final legislative approval Thursday.

Wyoming hosts open houses for master planning process

To help residents learn more about the plan and have an opportunity to ask questions, the city is hosting eight open houses next week.

Promise Zone scholarships provide free GRCC education to 251 students

Grand Rapids students who received Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarships started their first semester at Grand Rapids Community College this fall.

Mel Trotter Ministries to premiere ‘One Life at a Time’ movie next month

The mission of Mel Trotter Ministries to fight homelessness will be played out on the big screen when the film “One Life at a Time” premieres Oct. 10, World Homelessness Day, at Celebration Cinema’s Studio Park.

WSI Workforce Strategies Inc. hosting Grand Rapids job fair

A local staffing and recruiting firm is looking to fill hundreds of jobs at an upcoming hiring event.

Gerber Products investing $36M in Fremont facility

Gerber Products will invest $36 million and add up to 50 jobs at its Fremont facility as it expands its snacks portfolio.

Syrian family opens Middle Eastern restaurant in Allendale

An entrepreneur on Monday opened Hummus & Falafel Middle Eastern Grille with an assist from his brother and sister-in-law.
AP

Michigan lawmakers unveil, approve $62.7B state budget

LANSING — Michigan lawmakers Wednesday swiftly proposed and passed a $62.7 billion budget that will keep spending flat thanks to a federal rescue and avoid major cuts that had been feared due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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After more than a year of interim leadership, SpartanNash appointed its next president and CEO.

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Grand Rapids is undergoing a creative, community-driven placemaking project through a new crowdfunding campaign.

Frederik Meijer Gardens’ fall chrysanthemums exhibition set to return

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park’s annual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums & More!, will take place Sept. 18-Nov. 1.