Foundation awards $2.4M grant to racial equity initiative

DETROIT — An initiative promoting racial equity and justice in the Detroit area is boosting its work with a $2.4-million grant from a West...

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.

Entrepreneur crowdfunding mentorship program for young men

A local entrepreneur is planning to offer a new mentorship program for young men from fatherless homes.Chris Sain Jr., an entrepreneur, public speaker and...

Chamber producing West Michigan CEO Summit

The Grand Rapids Chamber is hosting a summit for business leaders.The West Michigan CEO Summit, geared toward top executives and managers, is meant to...

Nonprofit tags thrift store

A local general contractor has completed a project for a brand new retail outlet in Kentwood — and the goal of the spacious store...

Distinguished Alumnus follows his own path to success

Dante Villarreal said the phone call informing him he’d been chosen as this year’s 40 Under 40 Distinguished Alum came as quite a surprise. It...

Ford foundation honors Jimmy Carter

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation has selected former President Jimmy Carter as the recipient of an award recognizing his distinguished service to the...

Q&A: Vivian TerMaat

Editor’s note: Each Q&A in the Influential Women enewsletter will feature a woman from the region who’s influential, a rising face in her industry...

Nonprofit honors supporters at Night of Gratitude

A local nonprofit honored three organizations during its Night of Gratitude event.White Feather Flights, Keller Williams Grand Rapids and Junior League of Grand Rapids...

Engineering association names award winners

A number of engineering firms and projects with West Michigan ties were recently honored at an awards ceremony downtown.The American Council of Engineering Companies...

Chamber honors ATHENA winners

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner of its ATHENA Young Professional Award and the recipients of five scholarships.At a...

World Renew names US director

A Grand Rapids-based nonprofit that supports disaster response ministries across the globe has a new U.S. director.World Renew, which also has an office in...

Amway’s One by One campaign reaches 10 million children

Over the past decade, Amway has helped 10 million children around the world.That’s the milestone Amway’s One by One campaign announced it has reached...

Filling a ‘critical’ need for child care

A program Bethany Christian Services launched three years ago is aiming to meet the region’s growing need for child care while giving refugees the chance to launch their own home-based businesses.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation names CEO

Growing up in a family of 10 children in inner-city Detroit, the new CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation knows first-hand the “day-to-day challenges”...

Athletic conference approves sanctions against college

An athletic conference has announced sanctions against the athletic programs of a college in the region.The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, or MIAA, Presidents' Council...

The Danceoff takes the floor

A charitable dance contest wants to know who’s the best dancer in Grand Rapids.The DanceoffBack for its second year, The Danceoff is looking to...

Local First ad campaign targets 200M impressions

For the first time ever, the nonprofit Local First is buying ads on billboards and online all over West Michigan.Regional reachStories will be at...

College bans fraternity

A local college has banned a fraternity chapter from campus for at least five years.Grand Valley State University said the decision came after an...

Retailer raises $3.5M for food banks

A locally based retailer’s hunger-relief program generated over $3.5 million in giving this spring.Meijer’s spring Simply Give campaign set a record for donations for...

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