Chamber names Leadership Grand Rapids class

The Grand Rapids Chamber has announced the 2019 class of Leadership Grand Rapids.The chamber program provides intensive day-long classes occurring monthly for nine months...

Restaurant serves soul food

A new restaurant is opening to help revitalize a neighborhood.Grand Rapids’ Madison Square neighborhood will see a new restaurant open on Monday, thanks to...

Grand Rapids Chamber assembles West Michigan CEO Council

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce convened a council of CEOs and business leaders from various industries who are committing to “a thriving and prosperous West Michigan for all.”

Camp building $1.2M lodge

A West Michigan camp is breaking ground on a $1.2-million lodge, the third phase in its $2.2-million expansion.Camp Newaygo, at 5333 Centerline Rd. in...

Boston Square developers receive rezoning approval

The Grand Rapids City Commission granted approval to a trio of nonprofits seeking to rezone a site in the Boston Square neighborhood to boost equitable opportunities for residents.

Women’s City Club vacates Heritage Hill

Following a long legacy of engaging and celebrating women in the Grand Rapids community, the Women’s City Club has vacated its home in the...

Nonprofit launches $6M fundraising campaign for new HQ

A local nonprofit has launched a $6-million fundraising campaign to support the construction of a new headquarters on 14 acres of farmland in town.Grand...

Family Promise makes structural and leadership changes

A faith-based nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness elevated its top leaders to new roles to meet the organization’s growing needs.

Developer plans $15M urban housing project

A developer is planning a $15-million project in Grand Rapids with several types of housing and commercial space.Eastern VillageLINC Community Revitalization, a neighborhood revitalization...

GROW hires Milinda Ysasi as its next CEO

Milinda Ysasi will take the reins of Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women next week.

Commissioner charged with felonies over cemetery plots

A Kent County commissioner was arrested and charged with embezzlement and false pretenses — in connection with his job selling cemetery plots for the...

Leader of housing nonprofit resigns

The executive director of a local nonprofit working to end homelessness has announced she is resigning.Tami VandenBerg, who’s led Grand Rapids-based Well House since...

Nonprofit buying 177 properties for affordable housing

A Grand Rapids affordable housing nonprofit is under contract to buy 177 properties.Inner City Christian Federation, or ICCF, said today it is buying the...

Board shuts down Alliance for Health

After failing to find alternative funding options despite embarking on a new strategic plan, a community health coalition’s board of directors voted last night...

Food distributor wins World Trader of the Year award

A food distributor in the area is being honored for the business it does abroad.The West Michigan World Trade Association has named Wyoming-based Gordon...

Soul food restaurant closes doors

A soul food restaurant in Grand Rapids has closed.LINC UP Soul Food Café, at 1167 Madison Ave. SE, permanently shuttered its doors Monday after four...

West Michigan companies earn ‘perfect’ scores for LGBT equality

Five West Michigan companies have received 100-percent scores for their LGBT-friendly workplace policies.The annual Corporate Equality Index, or CEI, by the Human Rights Campaign,...

Camp builds $2.7M center

The legacy of disability advocate Kate Pew Wolters will live on in a camp she once attended.Wolters, who sits on the Steelcase Board of...

Junior Achievement breaks ground on Grand Rapids center

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes is set to break ground on a new $12.9 million Free Enterprise Center.

ICCF renovates school building into income-based housing

The Inner City Christian Federation recently completed renovations at the former Eastern Elementary school building, creating a mixed-use space with 50 income-based housing units and nonprofit office space.