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Community response to what's happening locally.
In response to the question you posed at the end of your inspiring editorial in the July 14 Grand Rapids Business Journal honoring Peter Wege (“Who will stand as the next philanthropic pillars?”), may I suggest that each and every citizen who lives here must assume responsibility to stand together with others in our community to continue what leaders like Peter, Fred Meijer, Peter Cook, Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos and many others — women and minorities included — have initiated to make this such a great place to live, work and raise our families. Read More
This is a time when West Michigan needs to speak up. Read More
Your recent article “Trucking industry struggles with driver shortage” (Feb. 10) hit on many of the challenges we see the industry struggling with. New training programs and recruiting methods like the ones discussed are vital — but another key wicked problem at play here is driver retention. Read More
A judgment in favor of a plaintiff who is owed a debt is not a promise that the debtor will pay. This aspect of litigation is often misunderstood, and the possibility of never collecting on the debt should be a big part of an individual’s consideration of whether or not to file suit. Read More
The June 17, 2013, Grand Rapids Business Journal article “Has USGBC shifted its focus?” presents one opinion of the changes being implemented by the U.S. Green Building Council for being an Accredited Professional and the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system. Read More
In a recent article by Pat Evans (“Some advisors eschew the CFP, April 8), stockbroker Jaime Westenbarger was quoted as saying that he has not earned the Certified Financial Planner certification because “it doesn’t reflect what most people are looking for in a financial advisor.” Read More