Trivalent Group launches CompassionIT initiative

Michigan nonprofits will be receiving a technological makeover this holiday season, thanks to jolly old Saint Trivalent Group.The technology firm recently announced the birth...

Reducing risk factors in trusts and estates planning

Planning for your family’s future is one of the most important jobs you have. Unfortunately, the average person doesn’t know all the intricacies and...

New generation of family philanthropists stepping up

The winds of change are sending a generational transfer across the family philanthropies of West Michigan.The effects of this shift can be seen in...

VerDuin earns Lakeshore Athena Award

Patricia VerDuin, executive director of Ready for School, an initiative of the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation, is the 2012 Lakeshore Athena Award recipient.VerDuin, of Grand...

Industrial-strength fundraising

There are 100 years of history behind the Muskegon Museum of Art, and the organization is still making history as it prepares to spin...

Power women unite to gather more power

Women business owners are meeting in Novi this week with the intention of sharing the wealth — among themselves. Trust us, that’s not a...

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MORTGAGES Selected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsHAMMERSMITH PROPERTIES INC., Fifth Third Bank, Pell Add., Lot 1, $180,000SPENCER, Wesley et al, Mercantile Bank...

From thunder to enlightening: DeYoung’s reign comes to an end

Gordon DeYoung’s impressive 47-year career at Dan Vos Construction Co. has come to an end.As of Aug. 31, DeYoung, former DVCC president, is a...

Warehousing space has grown, albeit slowly

Of the roughly 94 million square feet of industrial space in the metro market, the amount dedicated to warehousing and distribution has varied over...

Collaboration is the new key to recovery

Sometimes, the logistics industry is saddled with the reputation of being “cutthroat,” so it might surprise some to learn that many of Michigan’s pieces...

1st Source Servall expands in Byron Center

Said to be the second largest home appliance parts distributor in the nation, 1st Source Servall has just opened a new distribution center in...

Food bank CEO’s path brings him back to earth

The pivotal moment in Ken Estelle’s private life occurred at some point in the late 1990s when he became a volunteer worker with the...

Walking a mile in the customers shoes

In the early hours of Thursday morning, a crowd of faithful, elderly customers stood outside Van Hoecks Shoes in downtown Grand Rapids, waiting for...

Crabb enjoys challenges of development work

Some 20-somethings willingly embrace the cocoon-like safety of their parents’ homes rather than getting on with their young adult lives. Then there’s Libby Crabb. Crabb...

Boomers find value later in life as senior caregivers

There are two colors that bubble to the surface as it relates to at-home senior adult care. The first: Graying baby boomers are averse...

County may merge two health clinics

Kent County has been looking for a location where it could consolidate the health department's clinics in Kentwood and Wyoming under a single roof....

Collaborative care strategy is a starting point

The Grand Rapids-based Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement intends to use a $1.7 million grant to fund a collaborative care management strategy whose...

Mobility for Madison

When Grand Valley State University engineering students Phil DeJonge and Jake Hall enrolled in a product design class last fall, they didn’t know they...

Tuuk follows the right path

Mary Tuuk sees her move from Cincinnati to Grand Rapids as another successful leg in an ongoing journey she defined as her life. Late...

Without integrity you have nothing to share

When Business Journal Editor Carole Valade accepted the 2012 Athena Award last week, she gave as much as she got. Those who know Carole know...

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