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The survey says social media builds solid relationships

September 24, 2010

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Voters can cast their selections for their favorite ArtPrize projects through social media.

Grandma updates her Facebook status on a semi-regular basis. It’s how she stays up to date with her grandchildren. Tim suggests staying current with contacts via LinkedIn. There’s always an interesting photo on Flickr and YouTube can be a black hole of video information — or wasted time. And of course, one Twitter post can update almost all of them. Social media is relevant whether it is for personal use or part of a company’s marketing strategy and everywhere in between.

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Living design as a part of everyday life

August 2, 2010

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John O’Neil graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design and turned his college freelance work into a business.
Even when he was a young boy, John O’Neil knew he wanted to be an artist, but not just any kind of artist.

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Office furniture industry showing better numbers

July 30, 2010
The results for the 25th edition of the MADA/OFI Trends Survey recently reported some good news. The survey is conducted quarterly by Michael A. Dunlap & Associates and measures the current business activity of the office furniture industry and its suppliers. Read More

Inspiration for collaboration guides izzy marketing plan

July 30, 2010
NeoCon may be done for this year, but that doesn’t mean the furniture industry has stopped showcasing products. Read More

Contract jobs offer opportunities to unemployed

July 21, 2010
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The good news for unemployment numbers is that they are not getting worse. Jason Palmer, economicanalyst for the West Michigan sector of the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth, broke down the May statistics for West Michigan. Read More

MI Raza has double role

July 19, 2010

Although MI Raza Association for Commerce was formed officially four months ago, it has been around for decades — and that’s what makes this West Michigan Hispanic business organization unique.

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Parade of Senior Living Services set

July 12, 2010

The Grand Rapids Business Journal’s fifth annual Parade of Senior Living and Services takes place July 15-17. The event is free and open to anyone interested.

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Honesty is sustainable

July 2, 2010

First, it was the Pony Express; now it’s the Internet: News travels increasingly fast. The Internet and social media have perpetuated the need to know it all — right now.

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Calvaruso combines the best of two worlds

June 9, 2010

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Joseph Calvaruso worked for banks in Kalamazoo and South Haven before joining the campaign trail full time for Vice President Cheney and President Bush.

In 1977, President Gerald R. Ford came to Albion College to announce the establishment of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service. It was the first institute in the country to train undergraduates for careers in public service.

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Finding whats new at Nucraft Furniture Co

June 7, 2010

Nucraft Furniture Co. will introduce five new products at NeoCon: Arena, Ativa, Fleet, Talis and the Mobile Monitor Stand.

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