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Shelley Irwin

Shelley Irwin is the voice of Grand Rapids

Shelley Irwin is a woman about town and well-known as the voice and face of Grand Rapids’ public broadcasting at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center. Read More


Mary K. Hoodhood’s vision eases childhood hunger

No one questions the vision Mary K. Hoodhood brought to the table when she founded Kids’ Food Basket in 2001. Read More

Birgit Klohs

State appoints exec to international bridge board

A local economic development leader has been appointed to the board that will oversee the $2 billion New International Trade Crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Read More

Wendy Morrow

The Stow Company names VP of finance

A maker of custom home storage and organizational products has promoted a long-time employee to vice president of finance. Read More

The ROI of small business philanthropy

The concept of corporate philanthropy is nothing new. Companies from around the world have long been partnering with charitable organizations to engage employees in corporate giving campaigns. Read More


Adult day care chain builds on East Beltline

A national chain of adult day care centers is expanding its presence in the area by building a location at a popular shopping center. Read More

Felicia DeHaney

Foundation names directors

A foundation has named three new directors to its team. Read More

Downtown Market Market Grove Community Campaign

Downtown Market wins gold

The Downtown Market is now one of the first urban markets in the country to be LEED certified. Read More

H&S Companies

Accounting firm makes acquisition

An accounting firm has expanded to 10 locations across the region after making a local acquisition. Read More

Mizu Sushi

Sushi bar serves lakeshore

A new sushi bar is planning to fill a culinary void in the heart of a lakeshore town. Read More

Consortium earns cancer designation and grant

Hospitals and health care organizations in a West Michigan cancer research consortium now will be able to provide high-quality adult and pediatric clinical trials for patients in their communities. Read More

Rules change allows nonprofits to secure tax-exempt status more easily

The IRS has just made it faster, easier and less expensive for small charities to apply for tax-exempt status. Read More

Linda Otterbridge

Inside Track: Keeping aspiring entrepreneurs on track

First-time entrepreneurs are a lot of fun to work with, according to Linda Johnson Otterbridge, because “you never know what they’re going to come up with.” Read More

lowell digester

More anaerobic digesters installed in West Michigan

Consumers Energy is planning to buy more renewable energy generated at four farms in West Michigan, while the city of Lowell soon will begin to tap into electricity derived from waste from a farm and a major food-processing plant there. Read More

EEOC updates guidelines related to pregnant employees

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated guidelines on pregnancy discrimination. Read More

HOM reaches out to Hispanic community

Hospice of Michigan is looking to bring awareness and education to better serve the end-of-life needs of the Hispanic community. Read More