Stalled roadwork resumes with end of lockout

LANSING — More than 150 stalled road projects across Michigan are set to resume after road builders agreed to end their lockout of a...

Nonprofit producing class on crowdfunding capital

A nonprofit focused on helping female entrepreneurs is hosting a workshop on crowdfunding this week.Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) will host Crowdfunding: Raising...

Foundation awards $2M to economic development agency

A foundation has given an economic development agency $2 million to help spur growth in the region.The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the funds...

Grocery chain raises $346K for food pantries

The foundation of a locally based grocery chain has granted more than 115 U.S. food pantries the funding to pay for 3.5 million meals...

Lakeshore businesses plan expansions

Employers in Allegan and Ottawa counties are planning to invest more and create more jobs than last year.According to the 2018 Business Intelligence Report...

Association names Best and Brightest in Wellness

A group of West Michigan employers have been recognized for their “quality” work promoting employee health and wellness.The Warren-based National Association of Business Resources,...

World Affairs Council producing fall speaker series

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan has named the lineup for its fall speaker series.The series is called Strategic Partnerships: Three Countries Important...

Partners launch drop-in center for homeless

A nonprofit and a church have opened a drop-in center to provide relief for people experiencing homelessness.First United Methodist Church of Holland and Community...

Guiding Light hosting annual luncheon

A nonprofit that serves people experiencing homelessness is hosting an annual luncheon soon.Guiding Light will host its annual Ministry Update Winter Luncheon at noon...

Feds award state $10M to integrate primary and behavioral health

LANSING — Michigan has received up to $10 million to promote the integration of primary and behavioral health care efforts.The Michigan Department of Health and...

Nonprofit producing Women in Healthcare Leadership

A nonprofit is hosting the half-day Women in Healthcare Leadership event downtown this month.The West Michigan chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association will host the third-annual...

Nonprofit producing Bark in the Dark

A local nonprofit is hosting a race in town this weekend to benefit animals in need.Tomorrow is the last day to register for the...

Partners producing Nonprofit Forum

A half-day summit to help nonprofit professionals understand tax planning and employment law best practices is taking place next week.The 2019 Nonprofit Forum will...

Family donates island land

DRUMMOND ISLAND — A conservation group has created a nature preserve on Drummond Island off the eastern Upper Peninsula, thanks to a gift.The Little Traverse...

LaughFest adds to event lineup

The lineup for an annual festival celebrating laughter in Grand Rapids is coming into focus.The 10th annual Gilda’s LaughFest, planned for March 5-15, 2020,...

Businesses leaving chamber after endorsement for governor

The Grand Rapids Chamber has received backlash from more than 100 businesses and leaders following its endorsement for governor.Several businesses, including Founders Brewing Co.,...

Better Drinking Culture partners with association of distillers

Grand Rapids-based Better Drinking Culture is teaming up with Kentucky distillers on a retail certification program.Better Drinking Culture, or BDC, and the Kentucky Distillers’...

Nonprofit producing workshop on universal design

A nonprofit serving people with disabilities is hosting a half-day workshop for architects, builders and designers.Grand Rapids-based Disability Advocates of Kent County will host...

Grand Rapids Chamber producing talent summit

The Grand Rapids Chamber is hosting a summit downtown this week focused on the talent shortage.The event, titled Leadership for Future Growth: Tools to...

Settlement bars LGBT discrimination in state adoptions

LANSING — Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or...

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