Community response to what's happening locally.


Letter: Behavioral health care: We can do better than this

October 2, 2015
Editor: Imagine that your 19-year-old son is having an acute mental health crisis that requires hospitalization. Read More

Letter: Liquor license story paints inaccurate picture

September 25, 2015
Editor: I was deeply disappointed — and frankly dismayed — by the story “Liquor license quest overcomes challenges” (Business Journal, Sept. 11, 2015, page 1). Read More

Letter: The cost of untreated mental health issues

September 4, 2015
Editor: As a business leader, you’re in a unique position to make a significant impact in our community. Read More

Letter: Creating healthier schools for our students

September 4, 2015
Editor: We all want our children to live, learn and play in healthy environments. Read More

Letter: Power plan deserves support

September 4, 2015
Editor: In his Aug. 7 column for grbj.com (“State leaders should reject EPA’s carbon rule”), Christopher Douglas claims that President Obama’s Clean Power Plan will hurt Michigan’s communities of color. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read More

Letter: Editorial based on assumptions does not serve public interest

August 28, 2015
Editor: On Aug. 24, the Grand Rapids Business Journal issued an inaccurate, misleading editorial (“Kent County administrator’s request for tax increase should be scrubbed”) regarding the Kent County 2016 budget process and talk of a tax increase. I want to set the record straight. Read More

Letter: Focus on parking needs relative to businesses

July 10, 2015
Editor: Wow … your editorial (“City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion,” July 6) is even more “right on” than perhaps you know. Read More

Many savings options are available when it comes to roads

June 26, 2015
Editor: As a small business owner recently on a sales call in Battle Creek, I was amused to witness four Michigan State Police Suburbans parked outside a restaurant during the lunch hour left running while four state police officers dined on their chosen fare. Read More

Earmarks coming back

June 12, 2015
I read with interest the op-ed by Steve Carey in the May 26 Business Journal (Guest Column: “Restore Congressional control over direct spending”) bemoaning the loss of federal earmarks, blaming the Tea Party for their demise. Read More

State’s roads need support

March 20, 2015
Editor: I encourage everyone to register to vote and educate themselves on Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5, 2015, ballot. Read More