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Tami VandenBerg

Tami VandenBerg activates community

Tami VandenBerg is a business woman, a community leader and an activist willing to take enormous risks, blending a love for community, event organizing, the arts and helping vulnerable people. Read More

Raquel Salas

Raquel Salas builds law firm

A well-rounded attorney and a co-founding partner of Avanti Law Group, Raquel Salas is a self-described business-savvy Dominican immigrant with a knack for client development and negotiation. Read More

GR Bagel

Bagel supplier acquires food startup incubator

A supplier of bagels across the region has acquired the food incubator where it first launched. Read More

Suzanne Jonkman and Amy Johnson

Kendall College grad wins American Advertising Award

A recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design has won a national American Advertising Award — formerly known as an ADDY — from the American Advertising Federation for her work telling the story of a World War II soldier and his brother. Read More


Inside Track: Earned confidence drives OST president to be a leader

Even from an early age, Meredith Bronk told herself that no matter what profession she chose, she would become a success. Read More

Subleasing has pitfalls for the unwary

As the local economy continues to improve, we’re seeing industrial, office and retail spaces being snapped up as soon as they hit the market. Read More

Woman pleads no contest in Ponzi scheme

A woman has pleaded no contest for her role in a Ponzi scheme that bilked millions of dollars from senior citizen investors. Read More

Heart of West Michigan United Way board

Heart of West Michigan United Way names board

The Heart of West Michigan United Way has named its board of directors for 2014-2015. Read More

Tamaryn Tobian

Marketing firm awards service grants

An integrated marketing firm has named the recipients of its first matching service grants. Read More

Jean Nagelkerk

Cherry Street Services will test new health care model

Michigan’s largest federally qualified health center may be welcoming a pilot program this fall where students from different health care backgrounds and academic institutions will work as a team at the clinic. Read More

Made in Michigan: Case produces fruitful holding for business owners

As the material participation debate continues to ripen, taxpayers and tax professionals are provided with the sweet taste of clarity surrounding the question of whether a trust may materially participate in a trade or business. Read More