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Chamber hosts Diversity and Inclusion Forum

How do West Michigan businesses set practical standards for attracting and retaining diverse talent?This question is at the heart of an upcoming Diversity and...

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.

Downtown hosting Asian-Pacific Festival

A festival celebrating Asian culture will return to downtown Grand Rapids next week.The second-annual Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival, presented by the West Michigan Asian...

College producing MLK Commemoration Week

A local college is hosting a week-long series of speakers honoring Martin Luther King Jr.Grand Valley State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration...

Downtown hosting Asian-Pacific Festival

The three-day Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival is around the corner.The free festival is a celebration of Asian and Pacific culture, and it is set...

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...

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.

Nonprofit producing Hispanic Festival downtown

The Hispanic Festival is taking place this weekend in downtown Grand Rapids.Hosted by the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, the festival will be from...

Theater screening Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival

The Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival is returning this weekend.The festival will be this Friday through Sunday at Wealthy Theatre.The event’s slogan is...

Hispanic chamber names award winners

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual awards.The awards were revealed at the organization's gala this week....

School hosting Latinos in West Michigan: A Look Forward

A school in the area is hosting an event to discuss the growth potential of Latinos in the workforce, economy and higher education.San Juan...

Chinese association hosting Lunar New Year Festival

The new year is almost here — the Lunar New Year, that is, and you can celebrate downtown.The Chinese Association of West Michigan is...

College producing Giant Awards

A college that hosts an annual awards ceremony recognizing African-American individuals and organizations has announced this year’s honorees.The 38th Annual Giant Awards, hosted by...

Partners producing The Shift Summit

A group of partners are hosting a summit this week on economic equity in the African-American community.Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses, or GRABB —...

Restaurant hosting Hispanic awards gala

A local Hispanic group will honor several leaders at an awards gala this week.The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez is hosting the 14th-annual...

College kicking off Diversity Lecture Series downtown

The first installment of a local college’s lecture series on diversity is next week.Organized by Grand Rapids Community College’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center...

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 Champions of Diversity

A chamber in the region has recognized its Champions of Diversity.The Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce this spring recognized Priya Gurumurthy as the Individual...

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses kicks off #30Days30Dollars Challenge

An African-American-focused economic development organization is challenging local shoppers to shift some of their spending to black-owned businesses this month.Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses,...

Partners producing Young Professionals of Color Conference

A conference aimed at helping develop the talents of minority business leaders will convene next month.Cascade Engineering — in partnership with Spectrum Health and...

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