Foundation receives $160K grant

Kent County poets got a big show of support and a major poetry program has a second breath of life from an area nonprofit.The...

Chamber adds minority business program manager

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce hired a new member of its business services team.

West Michigan Policy Forum convenes heavyweights

When regional leaders convene Sunday and Monday for the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum, much of the talk will center on workforce talent.But not...

Nonprofit produces racial equity workshop

An event promoting honest discussions about racial equity is coming to the lakeshore.Dimensions of racismThe Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance is hosting a one-day Racial...

Hispanic Center earns digital skills training grant

A nonprofit membership and advocacy organization will expand its programming thanks to a recent grant.

Grand Rapids Pride Center producing health care event

The Grand Rapids Pride Center is hosting its Proud To Be Healthy event this weekend.The nonprofit’s event will enable physicians and service providers to...

Grand Rapids Griffins score $60K for Youth Foundation

The 19th Annual Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation Golf Classic at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada raised an estimated $60,000 for the team’s...

LGBTQ community center hires first director

A nonprofit LGBTQ community center has hired its first director.Out On The Lakeshore, host of the Holland Pride Festival, has selected Jeffrey Sorensen for...

Inside Track: Brady is a lawyer by trade, but a volunteer by choice

If you ask Jim Brady about his community involvement, be ready for a long list. He’s been volunteering his time with professional and community...

Hospitality group raising funds for cancer research

Greenleaf Hospitality Group is partnering with Hockey For Life to raise funds for cancer research and to provide services to those currently fighting the disease.

Developer eyes community soccer complex for Roosevelt Park

At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Scott Dane learned about the Fédération Internationale de Football’s Centers for Hope.The 20 facilities spread across...

Sunset Retirement names CEO

A nonprofit that runs senior living communities across the region has a new leader.Sunset Retirement Communities & Services in Jenison said yesterday that Steve...

Harvard Kennedy School picks Michigan for ‘pay-for-success’ social program

LANSING — Michigan plans to enlist private investors to finance a public social program, becoming the latest state government to try an experimental "pay-for-success"...

Association produces conference for real estate investors

A conference for real estate investors will hit downtown Grand Rapids this week.The Michigan Landlord & Real Estate Investor Conference & Expo begins Thursday...

Commission wins bid for State Games of America

A regional nonprofit sports commission has reached one of its goals.State Games of AmericaThe West Michigan Sports Commission said today that Grand Rapids has...

Nonprofit hires director of lending programs

A local nonprofit focused on business opportunities for women has named its new director of lending programs.Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, or GROW, said...

LaughFest announces first round of shows

A local comedy festival has announced the first round of performers and shows for its seventh-annual event.Gilda’s LaughFest, set for March 9-19, announced today...

Association producing workshop on nonprofit board training

An association is running a three-part training workshop for nonprofit board members.April 10 is the last day to register for the course by the...

Hospitality industry names WAVE Award winners

Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Hospitality Association have named the winners of the 10th-annual WAVE Awards.Six hospitality employees were chosen as WAVE Award...

Local First honoring Good for Grand Rapids winners

A local economic development nonprofit is celebrating a group of employers during an inaugural awards reception next month.Local First announced the recipients of the...

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