Change Ups

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


Change Ups: Grant strengthens food standards

June 26, 2015
A Michigan Department of Health and Human Services $1.76 million grant that totals $440,000 a year for the next four years will be divided among six local organizations. Read More

Change Ups: Thompson Remodeling earns Chrysalis Award

June 19, 2015
Thompson Remodeling of Grand Rapids is a regional winner in the Chrysalis Awards’ Kitchen Remodel $75,000 to $100,000 and Basement Remodel categories of the annual awards competition. Read More

Change Ups: Rooks named Outstanding Entrepreneur

June 12, 2015
Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce has named Jon Rooks, owner of Parkland Properties of Michigan, Muskegon’s Outstanding Entrepreneur. Read More

Change Ups: Mullins appointed to lead GRCC Foundation

June 5, 2015
Kathryn Mullins recently was appointed vice president for college advancement and executive director of the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation. Read More

Change Ups: Koelzer wins national anthem vote

May 29, 2015
Northview High School senior Mikaela Koelzer amassed the most Facebook votes to sing the national anthem at the sixth annual Meijer States Games of Michigan national anthem contest. Read More

Change Ups: MTM taps VanKampen as executive director

May 22, 2015
Mel Trotter Ministries’ board of directors has appointed Dennis VanKampen as its new executive director and CEO. Read More

Change Ups: Walen declared Golden Apple recipient

May 15, 2015
Monica Walen, youth specialist at the East Grand Rapids branch of Kent District Library, received the 2015 Golden Apple Award from Kent Reading Council for her efforts and innovation in promoting literacy in Kent County. Read More

Change Ups: Humphries joins Compliance One Group

May 8, 2015
Compliance One Group of Kalamazoo expanded its team with the addition of Joe Humphries, project manager. Read More

Change Ups: UICA expands staff

May 1, 2015
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts has expanded its staff with Heather Duffy, exhibitions curator, and Katherine Williams, community programs coordinator. Read More

Change Ups: Schaafsma earns Tier 2 award

April 24, 2015
Schaafsma Heating & Cooling Inc. has earned the Tier 2 Medal of Excellence Award, and will go on to compete as one of the top 15 dealers in the nation in May. Read More