Items Tagged with 'Kentwood'


Kentwood kicks off anniversary celebrations

City to hold ceremonial meeting, two-day street festival to celebrate 50th anniversary of being incorporated.

February 24, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Kentwood City Commission held its first meeting in the halls of Bowen Elementary School on Feb. 27, 1967. On Feb. 27, 2017, the city is coming full circle. Read More

Letter: Liquor license story paints inaccurate picture

September 25, 2015
Editor: I was deeply disappointed — and frankly dismayed — by the story “Liquor license quest overcomes challenges” (Business Journal, Sept. 11, 2015, page 1). Read More

Kentwood construction group finally finds its own space

September 4, 2014
It’s been a busy three years for Troy Yarbrough. Read More

Mother Nature has insurance and restoration companies hopping

The Kentwood tornado adds to winter ice damage still being repaired.

July 11, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Like many other insurance agents in the Grand Rapids region, Mike Brouwers’ phone was ringing off the hook a week ago, a result of the tornado that ripped through the densely populated suburb of Kentwood Sunday evening. Read More

Three industrial roofs collapse in West Michigan

The snow is piling up, but roofs here are designed to take it.

January 31, 2014
Two industrial facility roofs near the lakeshore and one in Kentwood suffered partial collapse recently as the snow kept piling up, but a structural engineer and an architect, both with many years of experience in large construction projects, say roof collapse is still a fairly rare occurrence. Read More

Auto parts maker plans $16.3M expansion, 150 jobs

November 13, 2013
A maker of automotive lighting parts is planning a $16.3-million expansion that will create 150 jobs in the area. Read More

Lacks Enterprises opening on-site employee health care clinics

Five years in the making, the project has nothing to do with Obamacare.

November 8, 2013
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While some employers in West Michigan in recent years closed their on-site health care clinics for employees, Lacks Enterprises in Kentwood is moving in the other direction. Read More

Guiding Light Mission opens new housing in Kentwood

July 26, 2013
Tuesday morning was an emotional one for Kevin Bouwens. Read More

Health clinic consolidation decision coming soon

County isn’t buying iPads for commissioners right now.

June 7, 2013
Kent County should know relatively soon whether it can merge the two health department clinics in Wyoming and Kentwood into a single one located in Kentwood, an endeavor the county has been working on since last September. Read More

Video camera maker focuses on law transit markets

August 31, 2012

Product lines and sales territory have expanded since Steve and Liz Peacock launched Pro-Vision Video Systems Inc. in their basement in Kentwood in 2003, but the pillars of the operation remain intact: reliability, simplicity and affordability.

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