Street Talk: United Way drives BIPOC initiative

As part of Heart of West Michigan United Way’s ongoing commitment to fund programs that invest in diverse populations and communities, United Way partnered with 15 local BIPOC-founded/led nonprofit agencies to support their work in the community with more than $300,000 in grants.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsBIRCH TREE INVESTMENTS LLC, Mercantile Bank, Cannon Twp., $3,570,000GRAYSTONE HOMES LLC, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Plainfield...

Inside Track: Grumm’s vision takes off during pandemic

Growing up with a father and grandfather who were mechanical engineers for the aerospace industry, Dennis Grumm has always had an interest in design and engineering — but his passion led him to a different application.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsGRAND RAPIDS MULTIFAMLY, DST., Parkway Bank & Trust Co., Walker, $27,500,000KRAEMER, Scott W. et al, Ruoff...

Street Talk: Being good neighbors

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is on the receiving end of $150,000 in grant funding from Bank of America.

Inside Track: Caddy’s life of service

The Salvation Army is central to providing social services to people around the world, and Major Glen Caddy has spent over four decades leading some of those efforts.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsSTERLING GREENFIELD LLC, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, Grand Rapids City, $17,200,000TEG HIDDEN VALLEY LLC, Capital One,...

Street Talk: The human connection

Panelists at a Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business event this month said as pandemic restrictions continue to cause shifts at traditional workplaces, businesses and corporations that intentionally create a sense of belonging will thrive, as will their employees.

Inside Track: Pattee restores faith in process

Fire is central to Clay Pattee’s business and personal life.

Street Talk: Tribes, WMU band together

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians collectively are offering a new pathway for tribal members and partners to develop skills in tribal administration with the addition of a tribally endorsed course to Western Michigan University’s MPA program. 

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsANDREWS, Mark P. et al, United Wholesale Mortgage Group, Grattan Twp., $508,000DONOVAN, Robert W. et al,...

Inside Track: Brown spreads passion for personal finance

Dondreá Brown might never have journeyed down his current path if not for his lack of access to personal finance concepts in his early years.

Street Talk: A new day in the sun

Michigan’s two largest energy providers came together last week to launch a program dubbed “MI Community Solar,” a first-in-the-nation education campaign to promote the efforts of large and diverse communities of Michiganders going solar together.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsEAST PARIS SHOPPES LP, Voya Investment Management LLC, Parcel: 411811476008, $34,265,000MCDERMOTT, Terrence et al, Keller Mortgage,...

Inside Track: Hagedorn brings art to the party

Whether it’s fashion, entrepreneurship, painting or cooking, Cynthia Hagedorn has done it all and continues to do so for the benefit of her community.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsSHAWN HOSPITALITY INC., United Bank, Cascade Twp., $2,000,0005695 WEST RIVER DR HCB LLC, Mercantile Bank, Parcel:...

Street Talk: Healing hearts and minds

The Biblical phrase (Luke 4:23), “Physician, heal thyself,” often is quoted in reference to doctors, nurses and other medical personnel suffering from burnout.

Inside Track: Mall owner strikes a balance

Baked into Nancy Quero Ramirez’s retail store and online business is the hope that fostering an appreciation and understanding of Mexican culture will arise.

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsSTOREY, Ryan et al, Northpointe Bank, Parcel: 4121033150039, $444,000BRAMEIJER, Michael T., Flagstar Bank, Parcel: 411904476033, $361,500DEBRIE,...

Street Talk: Wyoming puts parks, public safety on the ballot

The Wyoming City Council recently took action to place two proposals on the May 2022 ballot that, if approved, would provide future funding to support public safety and parks needs, make the city more financially sustainable and minimize the overall tax burden of residents.

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