- change ups
A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.
Benteler Automotive is announcing plans to close its manufacturing plant located at 320 Hall Street in Grand Rapids. Read More
A reader in Oceana County mentioned a couple of months ago that Chinese investors were rumored to be buying Peterson Farms in Shelby. Read More
Six storytellers took to the Wealthy Street Theatre stage recently and poured their hearts out to 400 people during the first-ever Failure-Lab. Read More
A new study conducted by the Center for Leadership Development and Research at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and The Miles Group reveals boardrooms are giving poor grades to CEOs for their mentoring skills and board engagement — but still prioritize financial performance above all else. Read More
Add Chinese consumers as friends.
The growing number of consumers in China is a good thing for manufacturing centers like West Michigan, according to Brad Haverkamp. Read More
A tipster said last week that Metro Health may make a big announcement very soon regarding its choice of a new partner. Read More
Chamber leaders and members from Grand Rapids, Ottawa, Muskegon and Allegan counties used the waning days of April for a jam-packed, two-day visit to Washington, D.C., led by Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce President Rick Baker and Vice President of Government and Corporate Affairs Andy Johnston. Read More
Last week’s unprecedented 1,500-volunteer sandbag effort in support of the city of Grand Rapids’ Environmental Services Department was essentially organized over the course of a one-story stair climb following Mayor George Heartwell’s first emergency press conference at City Hall, and later deployed from the back of a speaker hall. Read More
Winds of change.
This is gonna be EPIC! Read More