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: Clean air necessary

Editor:I was pleased to see the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s recent article on the new EPA limits on ozone pollution (“Air quality remains hot...

Letter: Peters’ support is appreciated

Editor:Landmark legislation to update the Women’s Business Centers program and increase business assistance to the nation’s 10 million women entrepreneurs passed the Senate Small...

Letter: Students need reading tools

Editor:As a Michigan business leader, I see the direct effect of illiteracy in the workplace and our talent pool, and it is a roadblock...

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...

Letter: Liquor license story paints inaccurate picture

Editor:I was deeply disappointed — and frankly dismayed — by the story “Liquor license quest overcomes challenges” (Business Journal, Sept. 11, 2015, page 1)....

Letter: The cost of untreated mental health issues

Editor:As a business leader, you’re in a unique position to make a significant impact in our community. That is why I would like to...

Letter: Power plan deserves support

Editor:In his Aug. 7 column for grbj.com (“State leaders should reject EPA’s carbon rule”), Christopher Douglas claims that President Obama’s Clean Power Plan will...

Letter: Creating healthier schools for our students

Editor:We all want our children to live, learn and play in healthy environments. Because they spend much of their days in the classroom, it’s...

Letter: Editorial based on assumptions does not serve public interest

Editor:On Aug. 24, the Grand Rapids Business Journal issued an inaccurate, misleading editorial (“Kent County administrator’s request for tax increase should be scrubbed”) regarding...

Letter: Focus on parking needs relative to businesses

Editor:Wow … your editorial (“City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion,” July 6) is even more “right on” than perhaps you...

Many savings options are available when it comes to roads

Editor:As a small business owner recently on a sales call in Battle Creek, I was amused to witness four Michigan State Police Suburbans parked...

Earmarks coming back

I read with interest the op-ed by Steve Carey in the May 26 Business Journal (Guest Column: “Restore Congressional control over direct spending”) bemoaning...

State’s roads need support

Editor:I encourage everyone to register to vote and educate themselves on Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5, 2015, ballot.The Michigan roads,...

Why I support the FCC and Net Neutrality, and why you should, too

Imagine you own a small lumberyard. Your major competitor is Home Depot, which also sells lumber, among other things.You can compete with them because...

Thanks for the Newsmaker nod

Editor:Thank you for selecting me/Agility Health as one of the nominees, in the health care division, for this year’s Newsmaker of the Year.I appreciate...

Teacher pension plan is shortsighted

Editor:Sen. Mark Jansen is proposing a further way to degrade the ability of public school employees to make a secure life for themselves and...

Medicare Part D works for seniors

Editor,A recent op-ed (Guest Column, “Support patient choice, Michigan small business,” Sept. 22) shows how the independent drugstore lobby wants to eliminate Medicare Part...

Letter: GVSU charter schools deliver results

Editor: This fall nearly 32,000 students across Michigan are beginning their school year in a Grand Valley State University chartered school, and another 7,700 students...

Another young man of color is dead

The events in Ferguson, Mo., have been on my mind and heart and I am deeply saddened.The thing that stands out in my mind...

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