Change Ups: Stanton to hoist anchor from WZZM 13

Lauren Stanton is fulfilling her maritime dream. The WZZM 13 morning news co-anchor will leave the station in May after 18 years to follow...

Change Ups: Two-story building planned for Ada Village

Ada First LLC has selected First Companies to construct a two-story building at 523 Ada Drive SE in the new Ada Village. The building...

Change Ups: Spectrum dedicates renovated, expanded rehab center

Spectrum Health dedicated its expanded and renovated Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center, 4118 Kalamazoo Ave., originally built in 1964. The facility includes the...

Change-Ups: Acosta joins Independent Bank as digital marketing manager

Frank Acosta Jr. is Independent Bank’s new digital marketing manager. He will focus on management of the bank’s website and social media platforms, as well as search engine optimization and search engine marketing.

Change-Ups: Grooters joins Bradley Company

Kyle Grooters has joined Bradley Company as an adviser within the brokerage department. Grooters brings several years of sales experience to the team. Prior to joining Bradley Company, Grooters worked with Robert Grooters Development Co. where he focused on leasing and land acquisitions among several clients generating millions in lease and sales transactions.

Change Ups: Spectrum Health to open new campus

Spectrum Health has started construction of its newest integrated-care campus. The 10,000-square-foot facility will be in front of the Meijer store at 2770 S....

Change-Ups: First Tee hires its first coordinator

Benjamin Elenbaas has been hired as First Tee-West Michigan’s first full-time administrative and accounting coordinator. Elenbaas’ work experience includes two years at Everett’s Landscape and two years at the Christian Athletic Complex, serving in accounting and programming roles.

Change Ups: Plante Moran promotes within

Plante Moran recently promoted four staff members in its Grand Rapids office. Clockwise from top left: Cameron Kleinheksel was promoted to associate and specializes...

Change-Ups: County administrator announces retirement

Kent County Administrator/Controller Wayman P. Britt announced his intent to retire from the county effective July 2021. He has held top administrative positions with Kent County since March 2004 and was appointed to his current post in January 2018.

Change Ups: Law firm marks fifth anniversary

Hilger Hammond PC recently celebrated its five-year anniversary as a law firm. What started in 2008 as a solo practice quickly grew as founding...

Change Ups: Green Well rebranded as Rockford Riverside Grille

Essence Restaurant Group rebranded its Green Well Rockford location into a more family-friendly concept called Rockford Riverside Grille, at 8 E. Bridge St. NE. The...

Change-Ups: Clark earns executive certification

Jane Clark, Holland-based Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce president, has been designated a Certified Chamber Executive by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Change Ups: Historic downtown building renamed

Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design have renamed the historic Federal Building the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building. Ferris President Dr....

Goodwill recognizes area companies

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids has recognized five local companies for their efforts in supporting Goodwill’s job training and placement services. Porter Hills...

Change Ups: GR CityFlats Hotel achieves LEED Gold

The CityFlats Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification. The Grand Rapids hotel and its sister...

Change Ups: Jonker, Mulder new owners of Wolverine Building Group

Aaron Jonker and Curt Mulder are Wolverine Building Group’s new owners. Jonker joined Wolverine in 2007 as a project manager, became vice president in...

Change Ups: Cooley Law School recipient of volunteer award

Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus was awarded the 2014 United Way Volunteer Award at the first United Way Community Awards. The...

Change-Ups: Wightman wins Michigan Concrete Association Award

Consulting firm Wightman recently was honored by Michigan Concrete Association with the organization’s Michigan Awards of Excellence in the Structural – Transportation category for its work on the Halbert Road Culvert replacement project.

Change-Ups: Feeding America West Michigan receives $10,000 grant

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have donated $10,000 to Feeding America West Michigan, a nonprofit organization dedicated to gathering and distributing food to relieve hunger and increase food security in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Change Ups: Manns appointed to health council

Bill Manns, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Grand Rapids president, was appointed to Gov. Rick Snyder’s recently established Public Health Advisory Council. He is one...