Free lunch funding change worries some school officials

LANSING — Michigan school officials are concerned about children going hungry or accumulating lunch debt after Congress recently ended federal funding for free meals for all students.

Company executives face sentencing for pollution violation

LANSING – An Ottawa County electroplating company and two of its top officers have pleaded guilty to violating the federal Clean Water Act by discharging wastewater with excessive amounts of zinc.

LifeCircles provides insight, training to local law enforcement

In an effort to broaden the skillsets of law enforcement officers, LifeCircles PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), a home-based elderly care organization, is taking part in a crisis intervention team training program to help teach officers how to effectively handle critical situations involving older people.

Holland Home pilots aging program for residents

Holland Home rolled out a new pilot program to help its residents.

Building momentum: Deck maker eyes $50M in sales

A local home improvement company is experiencing rapid growth while using an innovative construction material and creating opportunities for young people in the trades.

Inside Track: Ryzenga is building on lakeshore’s legacy of quality homebuilders

Brittany Ryzenga knows nudging young people to consider a career in the skilled trades doesn’t come by happenstance.

Today’s young professionals fuel tomorrow’s achievements

Taking on diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s requires innovation.

Who is to blame for an incompetent sales force?

People from outside the industry who move into a new position often comment, “I am accustomed to a much more professional sales force than what I currently have. Am I off base in expecting a professional group of salespeople, as opposed to the ‘nice guys’ that I inherited who don’t seem to take their professions seriously?”

COVID-era K-12 learning loss demands urgent response

For anyone concerned about the impact of the pandemic on schoolchildren, a pair of new reports has confirmed our worst fears.

Land banks prove their power — if used correctly

Land banks have proven to be a powerful economic development tool since the Michigan Legislature’s adoption of the Land Bank Fast Track Act nearly 20 years ago.

Change-Ups: Tucker joins Arbor Circle

Chelsea Tucker joined Holland-based Arbor Circle as its child welfare director.

Public Record

MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of Deeds1625 DIAMOND PROPERTIES LLC, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Grand Rapids, $1,197,840DEOL PROPERTIES LLC, Eaton Community Bank, Grandville, $6,750,000NEW HOPE HOMES LP, Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids,...









Fox Motors opens new Subaru facility

An automotive group has a new dealership in West Michigan.

King Milling undergoing $42M expansion

The oldest still operating business in Kent County is expanding to continue to serve existing and new customers.

Spectrum Health to close COVID-19 testing site

A COVID-19 testing site is closing after performing almost half a million tests. 

Village East underway in downtown Ada

A local developer broke ground on a new luxury apartment community.