- change ups
A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.
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
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s latest quarterly small business survey finds that Washington policies continue to hamper hiring and growth, with over a quarter of small businesses saying they have lost employees in the last year. Read More
Strength in numbers.
Pointing to extensive research from more than a decade of experience with the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For program, National Association for Business Resources CEO Jennifer Kluge is criticizing Yahoo and Best Buy for recently reversing their policies that allow employees to work from home. Read More
For politicians, it’s the busy season, which became earnest as U.S. Senator Carl Levin announced his pending retirement. Read More