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...

Harmony Brewing wins top honor at neighborhood business awards

It was a gala family affair last night as brothers Barry and Jackson Van Dyke and their sister, Heather Van Dyke-Titus, won the prestigious...

State business group CEO urges steady economic vision, weighs in on ballots

This season of voting could bring a turnaround to Michigan’s economic plan.At least, Doug Rothwell hopes so.The president and CEO of Business Leaders for...

Bank gives cardholders free pass to museums

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit or debit cardholders can do more than watch their money — now they can save some while...

Kellogg donates $500K to support Sandy relief

Kellogg Co. is continuing West Michigan’s spirit of support for Hurricane Sandy relief.The giant cereal maker, based in Battle Creek, has committed $500,000 to...

Frederik Meijer Gardens opens Bernar Venet steel-sculpture exhibit

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has the honor of hosting five large-scale works by internationally renowned French artist Bernar Venet.The exhibit opened to...

West Michigan sends volunteers for ‘Sandy’ relief

It has been hailed as the perfect storm.Superstorm Sandy, at nearly twice the size of Texas, blew record books away Monday night by becoming...

LINC connects entrepreneurs with support system

It only took one year for Kristian Grant, who had no business background, to research, start and own an independent, successful business.What’s her secret?Last...

WYCE celebrates 25 years of bringing eclectic mix to West Michigan

As Kevin Murphy began preparations for the 25th anniversary celebration of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center’s radio station, he came across the following...

FoodCircles app receives microloan funding

Jonathan Kumar had a vision for tasty charity.The recent University of Michigan grad wanted to create a business that blended impoverished children’s mouth-watering need...

Family Promise wins new Toyota truck

A new chariot has arrived in West Michigan to aid in the fight against homelessness.One brand new Toyota Tundra was awarded Thursday to Family...

Kellogg Foundation invests millions into Happy Family

West Michigan buyers of organic children’s food could see a larger number of products coming their way.The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced Tuesday that it...

Health heroes cover the spectrum

Half a dozen professionals in various health care professions are being honored by the Alliance for Health as “heroes” within the West Michigan community.AFH...

GRCF hands out five grants

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $350,000 worth of grants to a quintet of nonprofits.Those receiving grants include the Gerald R. Ford Presidential...

Kandu starts work on combat bandages for U.S. Army

Kandu, a Holland nonprofit organization that provides training and work for people with barriers to employment, celebrated the start last week of a three-year...

Sports commission close to realizing major accomplishment

Even though the West Michigan Sports Commission has hosted dozens of successful events and recorded significant growth over the last several years, the nonprofit...

VAI expands biorepository for Saint Mary’s, Mercy Health patients

Van Andel Institute and two West Michigan hospital systems, Saint Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids and Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon, have signed...

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