Family Outreach Center digitizes files with $278K grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Family Outreach Center is making its files digital, thanks to a $278,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.The local nonprofit aimed at promoting...

Newsmaker: LINC connects neighborhoods to change

Editor’s note: The Business Journal is recognizing 10 nominees for its 2012 Newsmaker of the Year Award, based on their long-term economic impact on...

Inside Track: United Way’s Noe pushes the bar for a better today

Maureen Noe was adding accomplishments and pushing herself to find ways to help others achieve better lives for themselves long before she became the...

LaughFest closes curtain on ticket packages today

Today is the last day to purchase LaughFest’s ticket packages.The annual event offers three premium packages, a build-your-own package and several pre-built packages.Premium ticket...

Advertising industry submits best work for ADDY Awards

It's time for the advertising community to stand up and be recognized.Once again, the American Advertising Federation West Michigan will host the local ADDY...

LaughFest recruits talent for community showcases

Organizers of Gilda's LaughFest are looking for talent to come forward and fill slots for a variety of free community showcases. Individuals of all ages...

Stephen Duren abstract landscape wins Meijer Gardens’ 2-D art competition

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announced that landscape painter Stephen Duren is the winner of the 2012 Ray and Nancy Loeschner Annual Art...

Meijer sells students’ artwork as greeting cards to raise money for classrooms

Meijer is teaming up with schools throughout the Midwest to create greeting cards from students' artwork — and raise funds for classrooms in the...

PBS station WGVU TV looks back at 40 years on the air

Grand Rapids' very own PBS station, WGVU, turned 40 this month. The station started operating on Dec. 17, 1972, for four hours a day from...

Accounting firm EHTC seeks nominations for fundraiser beneficiary

Ada Township accounting firm Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co. held its 26th Annual Chipping for Charity golf outing at Scott Lake Country Club this...

Program aims to engage students in environmental science

Earlier this year, as the leaves began to change color and autumn slowly transitioned into winter, a group of 25 students clad in Wellington...

DDA doubles award to Gilda’s Club

For the second time this year, members of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority handed out some funny money, and this time it was...

Ford Foundation auctions family items

DALLAS –– Gerald Ford's golf clubs sold for about $26,000 at an auction Tuesday of items donated by the late president's family to raise...

Women now lead nation’s three largest attorney organizations

The times certainly are changing. With the election of Grand Rapids native Mary Massaron Ross –– partner with Bloomfield Hills-based Plunkett & Cooney ––...

Local governments call for timeout on tax cut for businesses

The Grand Valley Metro Council joined a growing list of public entities that are calling for state House lawmakers to take a deep breath,...

Dog Story Theater takes bow as downtown’s ‘best kept secret’

Five years ago, a small group of Grand Rapids actors was searching for an intimate, affordable black-box-type space to produce their original works, and...

Goodwill cuts disposal costs 63 percent by tapping global markets

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids expects to see an influx of donations during December as people rush to make the last of their...

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,...

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