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

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...

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: 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...

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: 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...

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.

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...

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: 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: Legislation lays out blueprint for Michigan’s energy future

Editor:A recent editorial from the Grand Rapids Business Journal about the state legislature’s work to update Michigan’s energy law (“State energy ‘choice’ legislation designed...

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...

TWOB event was inspiring

I was surprised and honored to receive the Top Women Owned Business award. It is very gratifying to know that my hard work and...

Everyone needs to do their share when it comes to philanthropy

Editor:In response to the question you posed at the end of your inspiring editorial in the July 14 Grand Rapids Business Journal honoring Peter...

Letter: Will state lawmakers act before gun violence hits home?

Editor:Orlando, Newtown, San Bernardino — who among us really hasn’t considered that Grand Rapids could be the next on the list? Who among us,...

Lakeshore deserves more ‘Influential’ representation

This is a time when West Michigan needs to speak up. All of us who have an interest in moving our communities in a...

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: 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: Tax vote impacts revenue sharing

Editor:The Michigan House of Representatives narrowly defeated a proposal to cut the state income tax.The process unfolded much like those of us responsible for...

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