ARTICLES

Thomas Takes Care Of Business

April 16, 2007
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Kimberly Thomas chose to return to her West Michigan roots after graduating from Notre Dame Law School.

GRAND RAPIDS — Although not a traditional entrepreneur, Kimberly L. Thomas has plenty of entrepreneurial experience to offer her corporate business clients as a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
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Supply Chains Viable

March 30, 2007
GRAND RAPIDS — Pieces are starting to connect for the $15 million Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development grant, also known as WIRED, that the West Michigan Strategic Alliance received just over a year ago from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Accelerated Course Pumps Out Nurses

March 27, 2007

Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of Nursing is doing its best to provide the area with much-needed nurses through an accelerated course that puts nurses in the work force in a year instead of the traditional five-semester time frame.

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Holland Hospital's $45.7M Project

March 27, 2007

Patient care and comfort are the driving forces behind Holland Hospital’s $45.7 million renovation and construction planned for completion in September.

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New Wrinkles In Skin Treatment

March 27, 2007

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Vicki Bennett, owner of Vasaio Life Spa, gets a Botox injection from spa staffer Becky Kremer. Bennett and others agree that Botox injections should be administered by trained people with the right skills, talent and artistry for optimal results.

Television programs such as “The Swan,” “Extreme Makeover,” “Dr. 90210” and “Nip/Tuck” exhibit how mainstream and socially acceptable plastic surgery and other “beauty” enhancements have become. But beyond surgical tummy tucks and facelifts, there is also a growing market for simpler enhancements that can be done outside a hospital or even a dermatologist’s office.

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Charrettes Sharpen Focus

March 23, 2007

WEST MICHIGAN — The American Institute of Architects Grand Valley Chapter is celebrating the national organization's 150th anniversary by helping make West Michigan more sustainable.

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Division Draws Cities Together

March 23, 2007

KENTWOOD — Division Avenue has seen its share of development and decline.

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Muskegons New Adventure

March 23, 2007

MUSKEGON — A highway, an amusement park and five townships are the focus of the Sustainable North-Central Muskegon County Charrette.

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Hollands Second Time Around

March 23, 2007
HOLLAND — After participating in one charrette in 2005, the city of Holland and Holland Township are giving one area another look.
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Chamber Launches DBE Center

March 23, 2007

GRAND RAPIDS — With the help of Bing Goei and Eastern Floral and Gifts, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is hoping to provide tools for minorities and women in business through the new International Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence to be housed at the planned Eastern Floral headquarters.

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