Letter: Recent changes at Davenport University not reflected in story

The Feb. 17 article “What will you be making at 34?” created a very inaccurate portrait of Davenport University, one of the few institutions...

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...

An open letter to employers

As business leaders, we believe that being part of this community is a privilege that carries significant responsibility.

Letter: Health Pointe is ready to serve Grand Haven

Editor:The Grand Haven community has been the focal point of considerable discussion, deliberation and debate regarding the Health Pointe integrated health care center. With...

Letter: Climate change is a hoax

Editor:I am disappointed with the Guest Column by Todd R. Yarbrough “Why business should say yes to a carbon tax” (Business Journal, Aug. 22).Let...

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...

Take another look at the CFP designation

In a recent article by Pat Evans (“Some advisors eschew the CFP, April 8), stockbroker Jaime Westenbarger was quoted as saying that he has...

Is the health care arms race bankrupting families?

This is in reference to the $24 million planned to be spent on two new buildings at Spectrum Health and Pine Rest (“Spectrum Health...

Letter: Behavioral health care: We can do better than this

Editor:Imagine that your 19-year-old son is having an acute mental health crisis that requires hospitalization. He has thoughts of harming himself, or members of...

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: How many apartment buildings are too many?

Editor:“Is Grand Rapids in the midst of an apartment building bubble?” “Who is going to fill all of these units that are being built?”These...

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...

Judgments confirm debt, not payment

A judgment in favor of a plaintiff who is owed a debt is not a promise that the debtor will pay. This aspect of...

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...

A different way for the Kent County Land Bank

I’ve been reading with interest the discussion in the Business Journal regarding the Kent County Land Bank’s purchase of tax delinquent homes for renovation....

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: Let energy proposals go dark

Editor:Please contact your state legislators and inform them you “strongly suggest” they vote “no” on a package of energy bills (SB 437, SB 438)...

Letter: Downtown Grand Rapids is moving forward, not backward

Editor:A public discussion 18 months in the making moves to a climatic stage in December, as the Grand Rapids City Commission considers adopting a...

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...

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