LaughFest tries to break Guinness World Record — for fake mustaches

LaughFest will stick with tradition when it attempts to break an existing Guinness World Record next month: the most people wearing fake mustaches.The fake-mustache-wearing...

Muskegon Museum of Art beholds last phase of $7.5M capital campaign

As the Muskegon Museum of Art celebrated its 100th year last year, it also kicked off a $7.5 million capital campaign to help it...

From cookies to future CEOs

What do Lucille Ball, Katie Couric, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Sally Ride and Condoleezza Rice have in common? They were all Girl Scouts.The list of successful...

Advertising industry turns out for ADDY Awards

The American Advertising Federation West Michigan hosted the local ADDY awards at the Grand Rapids Art Museum this week, handing out nearly 110 awards...

Children’s Leukemia Foundation sets up regional base in downtown Grand Rapids

West Michigan residents suffering with leukemia will have a place to turn this spring.On April 1, the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan will be...

Inside Track: Courage, determination define new Komen executive director

Breast cancer has touched Jennifer Jurgens’ life more than once. The first time was when her mother died of the disease in 1984 when...

Inside Track: Product of sex trade returns to right some wrongs

Nicholas Popma is a slave-born slave liberator.Popma, a Grand Valley State University senior, is the founder of Save India’s Youth, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit...

Mercantile Bank and AT&T give $120K to Upward Bound programs

It’s been a rewarding winter for Upward Bound.The federal growth program aimed at helping high school students learn the skills to succeed through high...

GVSU engineering project can save lives in Africa

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) There’s no substitute for experience, and three graduate students in Grand Valley State University’s School of Engineering have...

Report paints promising philanthropic picture

The predicted philanthropic impact of the upcoming generation could be so huge that its legacy might have Tom Brokaw hailing it as the greatest...

Business students go head-to-head at Davenport University

Davenport University will feel like an educational cross between The Hunger Games and a J.K. Rowling-like wizarding tournament this weekend.More than 200 college students...

ArtPrize creates incentive to erase $3.8M debt

ArtPrize officials announced that the annual competition should become financially self-sufficient this year as it tackles the $3.8-million debt it's accrued over the last...

Mel Trotter Ministries earns LEED Silver certification

Mel Trotter Ministries has been awarded a LEED Silver certificate by the U.S. Green Building Council for its fourth-floor renovation, which serves as a...

Community Legal Services fills pro bono gap with Cooley Law School

Where does someone with little money turn for legal services?In West Michigan, there are a few places offering no-cost services, but as economic strain...

Local First names LocalMotion winners

Local First handed out six LocalMotion awards Tuesday night at the Goei Center.The awards recognize businesses and individuals that made a positive and significant...

Comprenew turns on electronics recycling event

On Saturday, Jan. 26, individuals and businesses will be able to get rid of most unwanted electronic gadgets for free and, at the same...

Arena District celebrates Asian culture at JW Marriott

The Arena District is bringing a bit of Asia to downtown next week as its opening offering in its yearly cultural celebration.On Jan. 29...

Leadership author Lance Secretan challenges Grand Rapids to find ‘one dream’

What is Grand Rapids’ dream?This was the question Lance Secretan, inspirational author and teacher, urged the city to find an answer to, when he...

Amway’s One by One campaign reaches 10 million children

Over the past decade, Amway has helped 10 million children around the world.That’s the milestone Amway’s One by One campaign announced it has reached...

Hiring Our Heroes job fair puts out call for veterans and their spouses

Veterans and their spouses will have the opportunity to meet with employers from more than 40 companies at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair...

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