Man pleads no contest in nonprofit embezzlement case

The former president of a motorcycle club who was accused of stealing money from a fundraiser for a fallen police officer is awaiting sentencing...

Retailer donates up to $400K of toy sales

A retailer has committed to give up to $400,000 from its toy sales this holiday season to children’s gift-giving charities.Meijer in Grand Rapids said...

Anti-violence group to hold next pitch night

The Safe Alliances For Everyone (SAFE) Task Force is looking to donate funds to individuals and organizations for their ideas to reduce crime in the Grand Rapids community. 

Grand Rapids Chamber hires VP of business, talent development

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce hired the former co-director of SpringGR as vice president of business and talent development.

Community foundation president retires

It’s been a financially and charitably productive eight years for the retiring president of a lakeshore community foundation.Since Janet DeYoung joined the Community Foundation...

Commercial realtors name annual award winners

A commercial real estate organization has honored the top professionals of the past year at its annual awards ceremony.The 15th-annual Awards Reception by the...

Home is where the heart is

There are about 22,000 vulnerable West Michigan homeowners whom Dave Jacobs took care of under his watch as executive director of Home Repair Services.And...
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Foundation launches restaurant and lodging employee relief fund

A statewide hospitality industry-focused foundation is launching a fund that will offer $500 grants to employees in the restaurant and lodging industries.

Nonprofit CEO steps down after 34-year run

The long-time CEO and president of a housing nonprofit will step down later this year.The Inner City Christian Federation in Grand Rapids, or ICCF,...

Nonprofit hires membership manager

A sustainability-focused nonprofit has hired a membership and campaigns manager.Grand Rapids-based West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum hired Rose Spickler for the role, the nonprofit...

Inside Track: Moving up the ladder

After watching a news broadcast of two planes crashing into the World Trade Center, Mike Mitchell was moved to do something meaningful in response.He...

Hispanic chamber produces golf tournament

A Hispanic chamber is hosting a golf tournament in town next week.Registration is open through Friday for the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's...

Ford airport greets therapy dogs

Ford airport has introduced a new program that’s sure to bring some smiles to harried travelers: therapy dogs.The airport said that it hopes the...

Lions & Rabbits relaunches as nonprofit

Lions & Rabbits officially reinvented itself as the Lions & Rabbits Center for the Arts, a nonprofit organization focused on arts and public activations in the Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids.

Foundation appoints board president

The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation has appointed a partner from a local law firm and Grand Rapids Public Schools alum as president of...

LIMA launches candle fundraiser for mental health nonprofit

The owners of a handmade candle company in Grand Rapids are now selling a special limited-edition product to raise funds for i understand, a mental health nonprofit.

Local nonprofit secures NEA funding

A Grand Rapids nonprofit has received $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support an arts program for teens.West Michigan Center for...

Convention books $4.2M impact on Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is going to host a seven-day convention, which is expected to generate $4,268,561 in total business sales for the community.Experience Grand Rapids...

Grant promotes equitable access to Girl Scouts in Kent County

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore (GSMISTS) is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the Steelcase Foundation.

Hope Network hires physician, enhances addiction and recovery services

A Grand Rapids nonprofit appointed a physician to help address the growing demand for addiction and recovery services in West Michigan.