MSU Black Alumni Association launches Grand Rapids chapter

The greater Grand Rapids chapter of the Michigan State University Black Alumni Association will officially launch with a party this week.The chapter said last...

Santa Parade marches downtown

Santa is coming to town tomorrow.The Art Van Santa Parade will begin at 9 a.m. and wind through downtown Grand Rapids — from Monroe...

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...

West Side development plans revealed

A Grand Rapids construction company and nonprofit partner have announced the full details of a proposed development on Grand Rapids’ West Side.Rockford Construction and...

David Lockington to become music director laureate

Following the close of the 2014-15 Grand Rapids Symphony season, Music Director David Lockington will step down from the podium.Lockington will segue into the...

Foundation awards $354K for summer youth employment programs

A foundation is helping West Michigan's youth have a more productive summer.The Grand Rapids Community Foundation said yesterday that it has awarded $354,600 in...

Downtown hosts Festival of the Arts

A downtown arts festival begins today — with free outdoor entertainment and street food for sale.The 48th-annual Festival of the Arts celebration runs today...

Fair receives $2.5M grant for new fairgrounds

An annual fair in the area has received a $2.5-million grant from the state that will support its efforts to relocate.The Kent County Youth...

YWCA names Tribute winners

West Michigan is full of amazing women who can be celebrated.Fewer organizations are voicing that truth louder than the YWCA, which yesterday announced the...

Health center receives $110K donation for dental care

A public health center for teenagers has added dental care to its portfolio of services.The Hackley Community Care Oakridge Teen Center in Muskegon High...

Construction firm matches employees’ generosity

A construction firm in the area has completed a successful year of giving.At a companywide meeting in January 2019, Kentwood-based Wolverine Building Group presidents...

AdFed honoring exec with Silver Medal Award

The West Michigan chapter of the American Advertising Federation will honor the president of a local advertising agency this week for his contributions to...

Metallica’s foundation awards grant to college

The foundation started by the heavy metal band Metallica is giving a job-training grant to a local college.The All Within My Hands Foundation, created...

Nonprofit producing Think Green career fair

A nonprofit that helps urban students connect to technology careers will host a sustainability-focused career fair next week.The Midwest Tech Project will host the...

Ex-chef creates cancer nonprofit for ‘art of living’

A former chef is dedicating his life to his new educational nonprofit focused on helping cancer survivors with its holistic and evidence-based “art of...

Staffing firm hosting Refresh Leadership Simulcast

A staffing firm is hosting a leadership simulcast this week that will benefit a local nonprofit.Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids will host the...

ArtPrize opening neighborhood hubs

ArtPrize is opening seven new neighborhood hubs across town for this fall’s competition.Similar to its central hub downtown, at 41 Sheldon Blvd. SE, the...

Residents grade Grand Rapids

Grand Rapidians let their voices be heard in an annual survey by a local university.This morning, the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley...

New generation of family philanthropists stepping up

The winds of change are sending a generational transfer across the family philanthropies of West Michigan.The effects of this shift can be seen in...

Food truck owners roll out association

The area’s food truck industry now has support from a newly formed association.The Grand Rapids Food Truck Association, or GRFTA, said this week that...

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