Foundations, grants and services


Retailer raises $8.5M for food pantries

February 19, 2018
A locally based retailer raised $8.5 million for food pantries last year. Read More

Lakeshore Advantage supports $90M in private investment

The economic development agency supported 49 business expansion projects in 2017 that resulted in more than 650 new jobs.

February 16, 2018
Last year’s numbers are in for Lakeshore Advantage, the nonprofit economic development organization serving employers in Ottawa and northern Allegan counties. Read More

Association producing conference for real estate investors

February 16, 2018
A local association of landlords is hosting a conference downtown. Read More

Owners sell fundraising company

February 13, 2018
A local gift card-based fundraising company has been sold to an out-of-state buyer. Read More

Software firm earns B Corp certification

February 13, 2018
A local software firm has been certified as a B Corp. Read More

Does XFL have a future in Grand Rapids?

Nonprofit organization reaches out to league in regard to hosting team.

February 9, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Could a professional football team re-emerge in Grand Rapids? Read More

Architectural foundation names president

February 8, 2018
A local architect is the new president of a statewide architectural foundation. Read More

College wins $1M grant for career training

February 6, 2018
A local college has received a $1-million grant for a project that connects vulnerable populations with careers in public works and health care. Read More

Inside Track: Striving for inclusion

Executive director of Grand Rapids Pride Center uses leadership skills learned from first job to empower LGBTQ community.

February 2, 2018
Thomas Pierce learned his first lessons in work and leadership during his college job at Walmart. Read More

Chamber receives makeover

GR organization’s office is rebranding this year to a clean, simple and modern feel.

February 2, 2018
This is the year of change for the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Read More