Inside Track: Putting trust back in policing

Police Chief Eric Payne said he wants to make Grand Rapids the safest midsized city with the most trusted police department in the country, but the department has to overcome the same obstacles as in any other city.

Street Talk: In support of reform

Prison Fellowship, a Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners and their families, is joining with other faith leaders in Michigan in supporting criminal justice reform.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsNIEMEYER TRUST, Mercantile Bank, Lowell, $285,000TOOLEY, Thomas et al, Northpointe Bank, Cascade Twp., $279,000BLOWER, Thomas M....

Inside Track: Almallah finds empathy key to leadership

Shorouq Almallah takes entrepreneurship seriously in all its stages.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsREAME, Brandon J. et al, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Parcel: 411432483014, $322,700NICELY, Kyle et al, Lake...

Street Talk: In good hands

One local company believes plenty of good things are still happening in West Michigan even during the pandemic.

Inside Track: Personal experience guides attorney’s career

The backbone of Kimberly Clarke’s legal career was what she calls her advantageous rural upbringing on a 500-acre family farm in Conklin in Ottawa County.

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MORTGAGES Selected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of Deeds QUINN, Lauren M. et al, Independent Bank, Byron Twp., $394,155 ERLANDSON, Seth A. et al, Lake Michigan...

Street Talk: The trickle-down effect

Approximately one of every three bottles of alcohol shipped into Michigan from January through March of 2019 was done so illegally, according to data compiled by the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association (MB&WWA).

Street Talk: Business as usual

Michigan captured eight of the top 10 spots on Business Facilities’ 16th annual Rankings Report for 2020, including once again taking the No. 1 ranking for in the Automotive Manufacturing Strength category.

Inside Track: Price wants leaders to get clear about vision

Born and raised in Lansing, Rodger Price said West Michigan is geographically close by, but culturally it’s worlds apart. As a leadership coach and former engineer, he believes it is fertile ground to be a hotbed for leadership development.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsFOSTER, Brady A. et al, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Caledonia, $282,000FLEETWOOD, Linda, Lake Michigan Credit Union,...

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BANKRUPTCY20-00982 – HERMAN, Denise E., 4222 Lamdale Court SE, Nicholas S. Laue (Ch. 7)20-00983 – COOPER, Jeffrey S., 14319 Harvard, Cedar Springs, pro se...

Inside Track: Otis works to ‘enable people to prosper’

Mike Otis started his company Double O — christened after his last name and his wife’s previous surname, O’Brien — as a way to provide opportunity for his eight children and stepchildren, and now the business has grown into a catalyst for community growth.

Street Talk: Follow the money

A new report shows Michigan has eight billionaires who collectively saw their wealth increase by $2.8 billion, or 9.1%, during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic as the economy was reeling and joblessness was at record highs.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsBICKLEY, Scott, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Parcel: 411907202009, $392,000WENZEL, Trenton et al, Lake Michigan Credit Union,...

Inside Track: Lively helps musicians strive for greatness

Music always has played an integral role in Elle Lively’s life, and she is using her experience to help others.

Street Talk: Boost for manufacturing

Thanks to a bipartisan group of lawmakers, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center will receive a $2,118,000 federal grant to help small and medium-sized manufacturers in Michigan respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inside Track: Bocanegra climbs legal ranks

Juanita Bocanegra prides herself in having experienced both the defense and prosecutor’s sides of the courtroom.

Street Talk: Bills, bills and more bills

The Michigan House of Representatives has unanimously passed legislation geared toward helping businesses in West Michigan and statewide survive the COVID-19 crisis.