State opens business relief grant applications

Industries that experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic have a shot at relief funds in a program that now is taking applications.

Architects produce designTHUNK

A design, development and networking series is continuing tomorrow and over the next few months.The Grand Rapids chapter of the American Institute of Architects,...

West Michigan execs win national STEP awards

A trio of West Michigan women have won national STEP awards from a nonprofit working to develop talent in the manufacturing industry, where women...

Foundation hires executive director

A foundation focused on student advancement at Grand Rapids Public Schools has a new executive director.The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation said yesterday it...

Rockford serves Restaurant Week

A group of restaurants in Rockford is serving up deals this week to raise enough money to buy 3,600 meals for hungry people.Rockford Restaurant...

Report: 1M Michigan children lived in poverty in 2019

A new report provides a statistic on children growing up in financial hardship in Michigan.

WMEAC publishes Lower Grand River Water Trails Report

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) this week published a new report on water trail planning for portions of the Lower Grand River.

NIA Centre appoints executive director

A nonprofit working to establish an African American cultural center in Grand Rapids appointed a new executive director.

Literacy Center named a finalist for $750K national education challenge

The Literacy Center of West Michigan has moved to the second phase of a $750,000 U.S. Department of Education challenge to advance pre-apprenticeship programs for adults.

MSU med students gain insight

Michigan State University medical students were encouraged recently to consider another option upon graduation: practicing medicine in a rural environment.Michigan State University College of...

W.K. Kellogg Foundation launches $90M racial equity challenge

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is launching a challenge that will award $90 million over the next nine years to organizations that can build and scale actionable ideas for equitable institutional change.

Nonprofit launches ‘Humans of Manufacturing’

A Michigan nonprofit has launched a digital initiative to tell the stories of "everyday" manufacturing workers.The Dearborn-based Society of Manufacturing Engineers, or SME, said...

Ambrose at WMCAT acquires I Am West Side T-shirt brand

The custom screen-printing social enterprise of the West Michigan Arts + Technology Center acquired a T-shirt brand that supports afterschool education from the former Westside Collaborative.

Mel Trotter to host Thanksgiving meal at DeVos Place

Mel Trotter Ministries will host its Thanksgiving Community Meal at DeVos Place this year.

Chamber programs LGBT networking group

LGBT professionals have a new way to connect in Grand Rapids.OutProThe Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is launching the LGBT networking group OutPro...

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...

Association names Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

More than 100 West Michigan organizations are being recognized this year for their best practices in human resources.The Michigan Business & Professional Association in...

United Methodist Community House opening Fresh Market

A nonprofit that serves children, youth and families will host a grand opening this week for its new Fresh Market at UMCH.