Preserve the past while preparing for the future

Sam Cummings’s essay, "Together, Grand Rapids Can Be No. 1" (page 16, Aug. 24 Business Journal), is brilliant.

LTE: Column, cartoon were off the mark

Editor:Thank you for your work in keeping the community informed and engaged. Your publication is clearly devoted to helping our West Michigan communities thrive and grow.

Letter: City needs to scrutinize cannabis zoning procedures

Is there any chance for the city of Grand Rapids to move sideways or backwards on cannabis zoning? Is there a voice for the side not in favor of all this cannabis?

Group Five apartment property management is unresponsive

Editor:I have been a resident in good standing of Walnut Hills Apartments in Grand Rapids (managed by Group Five Management Company) for the last...

Letter: Headline was misleading

Editor:On March 11, I was disappointed to see these pages print a highly misleading headline, “Environmental organizations nix ‘zero coal’ plan,” about Consumers Energy’s...

Letter: Boating is big business

Editor:From the Great Lakes to our more than 11,000 inland waterways, boating has long been a cherished pastime for many families across Michigan.Yet, while...

Letter: Pay more attention to early learners

Editor:As an educator with more than 25 years in public school teaching and administration, your recent editorial (“Thinking outside the box is essential to...

Letter: The voice of reason

Editor:I just wanted to send a quick note thanking Lou Glazer for his ongoing editorial in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, especially his most...

Longstanding companies shape lakeshore region

In 1968, Chicago native Pat Thompson put down roots in Holland where he embarked on a new entrepreneurial vision: deep-draw business. He was 27...

Letter: Current redistricting system is broken

Editor:As a longtime Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce member, I was disheartened to learn the GR Chamber is opposing the proposal to create...

Letter: Legislation is weakening nation

Editor:I am sickened by continuing proposed legislation that rewards the rich and is devastating to the “common man” and the poor.After voting Republican my...

Letter: We must keep our pension promises to public employees

Editor:As the chief administrative officer and manager of the city of Port Huron, I oversee 52 police and 33 firefighters, as well as 220...

Letter: A way forward against sexual harassment

Editor:This is an open invitation and joint statement to our community from the YWCA West Central Michigan, Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Women’s...

Letter: WBCs have profound impact on economy

Editor:October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a perfect time to highlight the many accomplishments of women entrepreneurs and small business owners across the...

Letter: Federal budget cuts reveal strong disconnect

Editor:Last month, I had the privilege of attending the 2018 state budget signing at the Kent Intermediate School District’s Career Tech Center. The state...

Letter: Well-managed pipelines best way to move energy

Editor:We are a small, family-owned energy producer employing great people in West Michigan for the last 40 years.We operate several hundred oil and gas...

Letter: Paris Agreement withdrawal draws concerns

Editor:As an architect, one of my key goals is designing sustainable buildings for current and future generations who will live and work in the...

Letter: State of the City focuses on racial equity, promises future outcomes

Editor:Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’ second State of the City address, delivered March 2, provided ample proof the mayor intends to continue to make...

Letter: Lack of parking limits retail space

It is true that each parking space in front of a retail store is worth about $600,000 in retail sales.With that simple idea, we...

Letter: National construction concerns also felt in West Michigan

We know there is a nationwide shortage of buildable lots and skilled labor for the housing market. This also holds true for us in...

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