September 2

Barbecue restaurant heats up downtown

A restaurant is planning to bring the tastes and smells of the South downtown. Read More

Marina anchors used-boat sale

As the summer season comes to a close, a lakeshore pier is preparing to host a used-boat sale before owners store their vessels for the winter. Read More

EPA is stirring up the waters

This spring, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule under the Clean Water Act that would redefine what can be regulated by the U.S. government as a “water of the United States.” Read More

Craft spirits maker expands classes

A craft spirits maker is expanding its education program for students of the industry. Read More

GVSU names director of energy incubator

The manager of operations of GVSU’s Pew Campus and regional centers is returning to his hometown to lead the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center. Read More

Study: 40 percent of working households don't make ends meet

A new study has found that 40 percent of Michigan households with at least one worker don't make enough money to meet basic survival needs. Read More

Court approves suit over veteran's death

A court has ruled that the state can be sued over the death of a World War II vet at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Read More

Make-A-Wish names Leaders in Joy

Several organizations and people across the region have been named Leaders in Joy by Make-A-Wish Michigan. Read More

RibStock smokes at racetrack

Thousands in prize money and plenty of barbeque samples are up for grabs at RibStock this Saturday. Read More

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State should take environmental clues from GR

Unaddressed environmental issues are heating up politics and firing up sustainability groups, especially in West Michigan.

Put a compensation policy in place to avoid headaches

When we do compensation consulting, we usually start with asking about the organization’s compensation philosophy.

Good leaders accomplish more with (rather than through) others

Great leaders develop practices and communicate expectations that allow them to manage fairly and consistently as they motivate people to contribute their proportionate share toward the success of the team or the stability of relationships.
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