Items Tagged with 'Dick DeVos'

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No heirs apparent for Grand Action 2.0

As co-chairs retire, committee waits for next generation of leaders to emerge with a new focus for Grand Rapids.

September 15, 2017
The thing about vision is, it can dim over time. And the retiring co-chairs of Grand Action Committee are waiting for younger eyes to take over with a fresh plan for the city. Read More

Grand Action leaders shut it down

September 15, 2017
Grand Action Committee co-chairs John Canepa, Dick DeVos and David Frey are retiring from their roles within the organization at the end of the year, effectively sidelining the business-based nonprofit that has been the catalyst for more than $3.5 billion in downtown economic development and was instrumental in Grand Rapids’ growth over the past 25 years. Read More

Dick DeVos: 'Mission accomplished'

September 15, 2017
For Dick DeVos, the Grand Action retrospective starts with a clear, concise two-word phrase. Read More

‘High value on people’ is solution to recruitment, retention

May 5, 2017
The battle for employers to recruit and retain is a now too familiar refrain in West Michigan, and competition for employees throughout the country (and the world) has been of immense concern to local business owners. Read More

Health system names board officers

October 7, 2015
A health system’s board of directors has elected new officers and added two new members. Read More

Street Talk: Funny things happened at the Forum

Beer cart.

October 3, 2014
The West Michigan Policy Forum had a major cause for joy when it convened this year: Since the last Forum two years ago, the state government enacted right-to-work legislation in Michigan. Read More

Street Talk: Dick DeVos airs it out on proposed airport authority

Best for West.

August 8, 2014
In recent years, Dick DeVos has done a great deal for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More

DeVos identifies culture as area's 'secret sauce'

The best way to grow a city is from the center out.

September 13, 2013
Dick DeVos has been busy for the last 30 years. Read More