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Amanda Winn

Q&A: Amanda Winn

As executive director of the Children’s Healing Center, Amanda Winn said she’s not one to “wait for others to tackle the big stuff” — she “jumps out front” and strives to lead with “passion and graceful determination.” Read More

Distel Wolfe

The hunt for employee bonding

At a time when many companies are looking for ways to build teams between departments and generations of employees, one Grand Rapids startup has a two-word answer: scavenger hunts. Read More

Leslie Fiorenzo

Inside Track: Fiorenzo helps employees do more than just survive

Leslie Fiorenzo’s goal is simple — she wants to make Mondays more popular. Read More

Billie Tsien, left, and Tod Williams

Meijer Gardens hires architecture firm for re-envisioning and expansion

After an international search that began a year ago with more than 60 firms, Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has hired an architecture firm to “re-envision” and expand its facilities. Read More

Nathalie Davis

Faith-based nonprofit names VP of HR

A long-time human resources professional is the new vice president of HR at a local faith-based nonprofit. Read More

U.S. Department of Labor seal logo

Food distributor pays $1.85M in gender discrimination settlement

A local food distributor has agreed to pay $1.85 million to female applicants as part of a settlement agreement with the federal government over charges of gender discrimination. Read More

Meredith Bronk rooftop

EY names regional Entrepreneur of the Year finalists

A number of entrepreneurs in West Michigan have been named finalists for the regional 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Read More

Amy Deprez

Economic development nonprofit names VP

A woman with more than 15 years of experience in economic development at the local and state levels is a new vice president at an economic development nonprofit in the region. Read More

MSU Grand Rapids Research Center

Couples give $15M to MSU for downtown research center

The Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center project in downtown has received a $15-million injection from a pair of local couples. Read More

WMPRSA 2016 PRoof Awards

PR industry names PRoof Award winners

The year’s best public relations work from West Michigan was recognized recently during the PRoof Awards. Read More

College terminates contract with president

The board of a college in the region has voted to terminate the contract of the school's new president. Read More

Mary Free Bed Susan Ford Bales center pink Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Center dedication

Hospital dedicates cancer rehab program and produces conference

Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford, was in town recently for the official dedication of the Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program, named in honor of her mother and grandmother — and ahead of the program’s first conference. Read More

Meijer LPGA Classic

LPGA tournament opens retail ticket sales

Tickets for a major golf tournament in the area are now on sale. Read More

Courtney Quist

Bar association presents Law Day awards

The Grand Rapids Bar Association, in partnership with Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, held its annual Law Day luncheon recently and recognized a handful of individuals for their contributions to the legal profession. Read More