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Scrap value of plastic reflects fluctuations in global oil prices.
March 7, 2014
Kent County residents were recycling more than ever in 2013, with the county’s Recycling and Education Center, 977 Wealthy St. SW, Grand Rapids, taking in a record amount of waste in a single stream composed of paper, plastics, glass, cardboard and corrugated paper. Read More
March 7, 2014
A Grand Rapids group with ties to Americans for Prosperity says the city missed the deadline for its street tax ballot proposal, making the special election invalid. Read More
Sparta Elevator makes feed for real Big Birds, as well as conventional farm critters.
When Ron and Norma Schantz of Sparta Elevator Co. decided to buy Dykstra’s Elevator in Conklin, it kept alive a longtime landmark in this small northeastern Ottawa County town, more widely known for Fenian’s Irish Pub and its live Irish music. Read More
The Whitecaps need an extra dose of it this winter.
Eddie O’Connor, a sport psychologist and founder of the Performance Excellence Center at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, has made 300 presentations to groups and media on mental toughness — the kind that helps both athletes and business executives overcome the slumps and challenges that can lead to failure. Read More
The Small Business Association of Michigan has come out in wholehearted support of the Snyder Administration’s proposed legislation that would guarantee a 100 percent replacement of the funding the personal property tax on business equipment provided to local governments. Read More
The investor group plans to invest in 10 new deals worth $2.3 million.
Grand Angels, a Holland-based investment group, made five more funding commitments to small businesses in Michigan in late 2013, including Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing in Grand Rapids, plus Ablative Solutions, ProNAi Therapeutics and Vestaron Corp. in the Kalamazoo area. Read More
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has a $33,730 grant from the state to fund a pilot program to determine if earlier involvement by court-appointed attorneys helps speed cases through the system and enhances their services for defendants. Read More
Clancy Lofts would be very close to the planned GVSU health services campus.
February 21, 2014
The Grand Rapids City Commission this week will consider a rezoning request in the Belknap Lookout neighborhood to allow a new apartment complex kitty-corner from Grand Valley State University’s planned 11-acre health campus expansion on the north side of the Ford Freeway near the Medical Mile. Read More