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Fellowship connects GROW, Costa Rica

Visitor hones her empowerment program for women in Grand Rapids.

November 27, 2015
If there’s one person who’s especially thankful Michigan’s weather stayed warm so late in the fall, it’s Selenia Rodríguez Vargas. Read More

New report touts region’s generosity

November 27, 2015
A new study indicates Kent County is one of the most generous counties in the state. Read More

Faith-based nonprofit names senior director of global programs

November 27, 2015
A woman who’s worked in children's welfare and rights in various countries is the new senior director of global programs at a faith-based nonprofit. Read More

West Michigan colleges open doors for international students

November 26, 2015
A report says there are thousands of international students on West Michigan college campuses — contributing to a top-10 ranking for the state — and several colleges' study-abroad programs are among the nation's most active. Read More

Furniture maker wins forestry Leadership Award

November 26, 2015
A furniture maker has been recognized as a “conservation champion” for its commitment to responsible forestry. Read More

Utility partners with food banks

November 26, 2015
A utility has teamed up with two food banks this holiday season to help people reduce their energy costs. Read More

Nonprofit releases salary report

November 25, 2015
A report detailing wages paid across industries in West Michigan reveals an increase of 3 percent in pay rates since 2014 and projects an increase of about 3 percent for 2016. Read More

CEO launches health care foundation for veterans

November 25, 2015
The president and CEO of a medical device distributor has launched a new foundation with the mission of helping to improve medical and mental health care for veterans. Read More

Event aims to attract talent home

Rethink West Michigan is taking advantage of holiday visits with family to connect with ex-pats.

November 20, 2015
If you left West Michigan, come back. If you are thinking about leaving, don’t. Read More

Inside Track: Caldwell makes transition from photography to philanthropy

Johnson Center’s executive director has global aspirations, but a community focus.

November 20, 2015
While at Lansing Community College in the 1980s, Kyle Caldwell spent a week riding with midnight ambulance shifts. Read More