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Leslie King

Leslie King saves women from streets

Leslie King is a true unsung hero and a survivor of what she calls “modern-day slavery.” Read More

Jennifer Jurgens

Jennifer Jurgens shares passionate message

Jennifer Jurgens combines her professional experience and personal passion in her position as the leader of Susan G. Komen West Michigan, the local affiliate covering Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa counties. Read More


Inside Track: Walker chief marks 40 years in law enforcement this year

Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom stands as a much-needed example of how law enforcement can be an accepting and viable career path for women and members of minority communities. Read More

Christina Freese-Decker

Health system names president of hospital group

A health system has appointed a veteran executive to lead its hospital group in the region. Read More

Mia Henry

Kalamazoo College names executive director of social justice center

The new executive director of Kalamazoo College’s Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership wants the center to be a social justice model for the higher education industry. Read More

Everyone needs to do their share when it comes to philanthropy

In response to the question you posed at the end of your inspiring editorial in the July 14 Grand Rapids Business Journal honoring Peter Wege (“Who will stand as the next philanthropic pillars?”), may I suggest that each and every citizen who lives here must assume responsibility to stand together with others in our community to continue what leaders like Peter, Fred Meijer, Peter Cook, Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos and many others — women and minorities included — have initiated to make this such a great place to live, work and raise our families. Read More

Danielle Mason Anderson

Law firm names office director

A Michigan-based law firm has named the new resident director of an office in the region. Read More

For the Kidz

Gymnastics center builds gym

A gymnastics center is building a bigger home that will allow it to accommodate more students. Read More

Health care evolution: A new era of taxes

As the evolution of the new era of health care continues, it’s critical for us to evaluate the complexity of these new laws from a variety of tax perspectives: the insurance industry, small business, health care providers, employers and, of course, the consumer. Read More