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Passion for fashion benefits human trafficking causes

February 5, 2016
The local and worldwide fight to end human trafficking has found new allies in two West Michigan women entrepreneurs. Read More

Food distributer enjoys third year of breaking records

Feeding America West Michigan doled out 27.6 million pounds of food last year.

February 5, 2016
For the last three years, the work of Feeding America West Michigan has been off the charts. Read More

Chamber rolls out development program for minority businesses

January 29, 2016
A program tailored to accelerate the growth of local minority-owned businesses is inching closer toward launch. Read More

Firm uses technology to reach troubled students

Success Virtual Learning Centers partners with schools to complete graduation requirements.

January 29, 2016
Students who have left high school before graduating now have a new option to complete their learning in a virtual setting. Read More

Inside Track: A championing voice for the aging population

As associate state director of community outreach with AARP, Jennifer Muñoz advocates for senior initiatives.

January 29, 2016
While Jennifer Muñoz may not have set out to work with seniors, after spending seven years in the industry in various capacities, Munoz said she absolutely loves it. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion winners

January 29, 2016
A nonprofit focused on the growth of local businesses has handed out some hardware. Read More

Commission kicks off Winter Games

January 29, 2016
An annual sporting event could contribute more than $500,000 to the local economy in the next month. Read More

Sports commission reports $39M impact

January 28, 2016
Sports are bringing more people and money to the region. Read More

Speaker shows the future to chamber event attendees

Acclaimed tech strategist foresees driverless cars, solar energy — and elimination of lying.

January 22, 2016
Listening to Salim Ismail talk is like having someone from a Star Trek-like future step out of a time machine, reach out his hand and offer you a ride. Read More

Bethany creates in-country foster program to benefit Haiti’s children

Country still hasn’t recovered from earthquake six years ago.

January 22, 2016
Six years ago this month, Haiti became ground zero to one of the deadliest natural disasters of the 21st century. Read More