Change Ups

Submit announcements concerning personnel changes, new businesses, changes of address, etc. to bjchangeups at grbj dot com.


Change Ups: Bauer earns Trailblazer Award

December 2, 2016
Zeeland-based Gentex Corp. chairman and CEO Fred Bauer recently received the Innovation Trailblazer Award during Lakeshore Advantage’s annual meeting that celebrated innovation in West Michigan. Read More

Change Ups: ITC earns green award

November 25, 2016
Novi-based ITC Michigan’s rain garden project at its Wayland warehouse earned the Green Infrastructure Project Award from the Wildlife Habitat Council. Read More

Change Ups: Van Til receives APA’s PTSD certification

November 18, 2016
The American Psychotherapy Association bestowed Holland resident Rick Van Til, Sr. the Board Certified Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinician for demonstrating dedication to counseling and a willingness to devote time and energy to advancing the field. Read More

Change Ups: TowerPinkster earns Best Firm to Work for in the Nation Award

November 11, 2016
TowerPinkster received the Best Firm to Work for in the Nation Award at the recent Zweig Group 2016 Hot Firm & A/E Awards Conference. Read More

Change Ups: Aquinas College named Sustainable Business of the Year

November 4, 2016
Aquinas College was recognized as the West Michigan Sustainable Business of the Year by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum. Read More

Change Ups: Restaurant Week generates $16,000 for SICE

October 28, 2016
Sixty-plus restaurants donated $1 each from meals sold during the recent 12-day Restaurant Week Grand Rapids, which will help make a difference with area culinary students’ education. Read More

Change Ups: Klohs earns leadership award

October 21, 2016
Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place Inc. recently received the International Economic Development Council’s Jeffrey A. Finkle Organizational Leadership Award for leading the economic development organization with integrity, tenacity and a philanthropic spirit that has resulted in significant long-term economic growth. Read More

Change Ups: Sixth annual Fork Fest to spur local economy

October 14, 2016
Attendees can connect directly with food entrepreneurs and learn how to shift their dollars to local sources Oct. 20, when Local First hosts its sixth annual Fork Fest from 5-9 p.m. at Romence Gardens. Read More

Change Ups: Anderson receives FPA Medal

October 7, 2016
Dixie Anderson, executive director of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, received the Foreign Policy Association Medal at the Harvard Club of New York for demonstrating responsible internationalism and expanding public knowledge of international affairs. Read More

Change Ups: McDonald’s recognizes SeyferthPR for 25-plus years of service

September 30, 2016
Representatives of McDonald's Corp. and more than 60 Michigan McDonald’s owners came to Grand Rapids recently to recognize SeyferthPR for 30 years of public relations service and leadership with the brand. Read More