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...

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...

Grand Rapids should be more welcoming

I enjoy the Comment & Opinion section as it gives me a perspective and insight into what other people think and experience.Here’s my two...

Trucking industry can do better job

Your recent article “Trucking industry struggles with driver shortage” (Feb. 10) hit on many of the challenges we see the industry struggling with. New...

State needs renewable energy

Editor:Thank you for this opportunity to comment on Michigan's energy future. As a nurse I know that people's lives depend on clean air.As citizens...

Women need opportunities

Editor:The statistics in your recent editorial, “Ignoring women leaders fouls the region’s economy” (Dec. 16), are unfortunately the grim reality of women leadership across...

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...

USGBC focus shift refuted

The June 17, 2013, Grand Rapids Business Journal article “Has USGBC shifted its focus?” presents one opinion of the changes being implemented by the...

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...

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...

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....

Proposal 4 puts unions in the middle of home care

To the Editor:As a handicapped person, I'm very concerned about Proposal 4.This constitutional amendment is being portrayed by certain “special interest groups” as something...

Vote for insurance supporters

Editor: Every time you get in a vehicle, you are at risk of getting in an accident. Luckily, Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system means...

Health care not immune to free market principles

Editor:I read with particular interest the article in the Oct. 9 Business Journal about the choice young doctors will face in whether to join...

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