Nonprofits target ‘payday loan’ rates

Ron Leeball said he learned an expensive lesson when he took out a $2,400 payday loan in 2010 that went toward traveling and legal...

ATHENA Young Professional winner at Herman Miller believes in ‘bringing others with you’

Networking with professionals and getting along with co-workers serve a larger purpose than advancing a career and getting a bump in salary, said the...

Inside Track: Creating a culture of opportunity for students

The tentacles of fear have a way of stymieing a person’s potential. It’s for that reason Kim Dabbs recently jumped out of an airplane,...

Start Garden, Design West Michigan forge connection

The venture seed fund and the economic building-block nonprofit are partnering for a night of friendly interaction.John Berry, executive director of Design West Michigan,...

The Y opens for pre-emptive Thanksgiving day workouts

“I feel like I gained 10 pounds today” is a common comment heard after the Thanksgiving meal has been gobbled up.Most of us tend...

‘Like-minded’ group acquires Family Christian from private equity firm

Jesus of Nazareth said man cannot serve two masters, God and money, and the three new owners of Family Christian Stores plan to follow...

Titanic artifacts set course for Grand Rapids

More than 150 artifacts from the Titanic will be on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, beginning on Feb. 9, 2013.“Titanic: The Artifact...

Bissell zooms in on Pinterest to help shelter animals

It’s a rare breed that doesn’t enjoy cute photos of pets — thankfully, Bissell isn’t part of that mix. The Walker-based company, well known...

Downtown Alliance praises 13 award winners for investments

The Downtown Alliance named Derek Coppess as its Emerging Entrepreneur at its annual meeting Thursday.Coppess was one of 13 winners in the organization’s Making...

‘Encore!’ recipe book offers taste of the arts community

Just in time for the holidays, the Grand Rapids Symphony Women’s Committee is releasing "Encore!" –– a 200 page, full color coffee table and...

Brewery Vivant, Cherie Inn and Flo’s Pizzeria donating proceeds to food bank

All in favor of heading out to eat and avoiding the lackluster what’s-for-dinner question — read on. Several local restaurants have partnered with Feeding...

Get ready to laugh: Gilda’s LaughFest announces 2013 lineup

Decked out in yellow boas and bow ties and surrounded by the signature LaughFest smile, a crowd gathered within the Grand Rapids Art Museum...

Frederik Meijer Gardens shares plans for the holidays

Frederik Meijer Gardens' “Christmas and Holiday Traditions from Around the World” is back at for the holiday season. On display from Nov. 20-Jan. 6, the...

Trace Adkins places TV spotlight on nonprofit ‘Heroes’

Three area nonprofits will be in the spotlight on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as part of musician Trace Adkins’ television show “Great American Heroes.”Paws With...

Ford Foundation kicks off $15 million museum expansion

Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation revealed they have already received pledges totaling $10 million toward their $15 million goal of building a...

Meijer commits to double donations for food pantries

For many living in West Michigan, Meijer is the go-to place for getting food in the fridge and on the table. Now, Meijer is...

Bethany Christian Services uses Facebook to find homes for teens

Most Bieber-lovin’, sports-playin’ teens share photos and thoughts on their own Facebook profiles, but Bethany Christian Services is sharing on behalf of many teens this...

Give Camp heaps tech support on nonprofits

Imagine the factory space at 38 W. Fulton St. in Grand Rapids turned into a ceaseless flurry of nonprofits and technicians collaborating on technology...

Inside Track: After retirement, a sudden plunge into career No. 2

After 32 years as an employee of the court system, Pat VerDuin thought 2008 was the right time to retire as director of the...

Hairstylists show off avant-garde style for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Hairstylists in Grand Rapids don’t often get the opportunity to show off all they can do creatively, which is why The B.O.B. started the...

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