Grand Rapids chamber creates group for African-American women

Black Women Connect GR is planning to do exactly what its name says.The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce said yesterday that it has...

What do we know about immigrants in Michigan and the U.S.?

Editor’s note: Salas prepared the position paper below as part of the Hispanic community’s immigration outreach to the Michigan legislature. The paper is based...

Hispanic chamber names nominees for awards gala

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting an awards gala soon downtown.The Hispanic chamber is presenting its 2018 Annual Awards Gala from...

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses produces Black Market

The two-day Black Market is returning this weekend.Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses, or GRABB, an organization that seeks to connect and empower African-American-owned businesses,...

Do immigration barriers stifle entrepreneurship and our vital STEM workforce?

Immigration is now the talk of top politicians in D.C. — and for good reason. Our current immigration system is broken. And while we...

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses producing food showcase

An African-American-focused economic development organization is setting the table for a cultural food experience.Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses, or GRAAB, will host GRAAB Eats:...

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses hosting pop-up market

A mixer and pop-up market this week will feature members of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses.GRABB’s Sankofa Mixer & Pop-up Marketplace is this Thursday...

Chamber honors minority business leaders

Three minority business leaders have been honored by a chamber of commerce in the region.The Holland-based Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce presented this...

Celebrating women in construction, Rockford calls for workforce diversity

Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Rockford Construction would have been participating in a number of activities and luncheons throughout West Michigan and across the state in observance of Women in Construction week.

Hispanic chamber honors award winners

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its annual awards last night.The chamber honored the winners at its 2018 Annual Awards Gala...

The links between racism, health inequities, COVID-19 and the civil unrest across the world

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others are forcing America to revisit its historical pandemics of injustice.

How can we make Grand Rapids an international hub?

A group of Grand Rapids professionals — both long-time residents and more recent transplants, from varying backgrounds, races and ethnicities — joined together at...

Grand Rapids chamber names inaugural Elevate class

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has named the inaugural class for a program designed to grow minority-owned businesses.Five local entrepreneurs have been...

State names West Michiganders as ‘top 25’ Latinxs

A governor-appointed commission has named nine West Michiganders among the Top 25 Latinxs in Michigan.The Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan, or HLCOM, announced yesterday...

GRCC names Giants award honorees

The Woodrick Diversity Learning Center at Grand Rapids Community College has named the honorees for its annual Giants Awards, which recognize African-American individuals or...

Our differences unite us

It is with great anticipation, and some fear, that I begin this journey with all of you in discussing one of our greatest assets...

’30 Days $30 Challenge’ spotlights African-American businesses

Consumers are being asked to make a difference in the health of African-American businesses, as well as the overall economic empowerment of the African-American...

College honoring African-American leaders

A local college is honoring 12 African-American leaders for their "exceptional contributions" to the quality of life in Grand Rapids.The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick...

Grand Rapids chamber produces Insights on Standing Up for LGBT Equality

A former Republican state representative is helping the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce in its effort to establish rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual...

The Black Market spotlights minority businesses

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses and LINC Community Revitalization share a similar vision: the economic flourishing of Grand Rapids’ minorities.It would be fitting, then,...

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