Change Ups

Submit announcements concerning personnel changes, new businesses, changes of address, etc. to bjchangeups at grbj dot com.


Change Ups: Klohs earns leadership award

October 21, 2016
Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place Inc. recently received the International Economic Development Council’s Jeffrey A. Finkle Organizational Leadership Award for leading the economic development organization with integrity, tenacity and a philanthropic spirit that has resulted in significant long-term economic growth. Read More

Change Ups: Sixth annual Fork Fest to spur local economy

October 14, 2016
Attendees can connect directly with food entrepreneurs and learn how to shift their dollars to local sources Oct. 20, when Local First hosts its sixth annual Fork Fest from 5-9 p.m. at Romence Gardens. Read More

Change Ups: Anderson receives FPA Medal

October 7, 2016
Dixie Anderson, executive director of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, received the Foreign Policy Association Medal at the Harvard Club of New York for demonstrating responsible internationalism and expanding public knowledge of international affairs. Read More

Change Ups: McDonald’s recognizes SeyferthPR for 25-plus years of service

September 30, 2016
Representatives of McDonald's Corp. and more than 60 Michigan McDonald’s owners came to Grand Rapids recently to recognize SeyferthPR for 30 years of public relations service and leadership with the brand. Read More

Change Ups: Foundation awards GED program $7,500 grant

September 23, 2016
Heartside Ministry received $7,500 to spur its General Education Development program from Old National Bank’s philanthropic arm, the Old National Bank Foundation, which has awarded more than $10 million in grants to nonprofits the past 10 years. Read More

Change Ups: Reimer recognized as ‘best of the best’

September 16, 2016
Laurie Reimer was named one of the top 10 general managers in The Wendy’s Co.’s global restaurant system for 2016. Read More

Change Ups: Koops plans multimillion-dollar investment

September 9, 2016
Koops Inc. intends to invest nearly $4.9 million in construction, machinery and equipment in Holland, creating 60 new jobs. Read More

Change Ups: Spectrum dedicates renovated, expanded rehab center

September 2, 2016
Spectrum Health dedicated its expanded and renovated Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center, 4118 Kalamazoo Ave., originally built in 1964. Read More

Change Ups: Heritage Pointe draws medical service providers

August 26, 2016
First Companies recently finished construction of the Heritage Pointe complex, 2144 E. Paris Ave., a 42,792-square-foot Class A medical office building that is more than 75 percent leased to medical service providers. Read More

Change Ups: Irwin is Athena Award recipient

August 19, 2016
Shelley Irwin, host/producer of WGVU’s Morning Show and several local PBS shows, is the recipient of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Athena Award, in recognition of her leadership, mentorship and many contributions to the greater Grand Rapids community. Read More