Items Tagged with 'Peter Secchia'


Couple gives $5M to university

November 1, 2019
A local couple has donated $5 million toward a university building downtown. Read More

Philanthropist donates downtown sculpture

October 15, 2019
A new sculpture downtown depicts the three Grand Rapids women who helped develop the whooping cough vaccine. Read More

DeVos family unveils statue of philanthropist

July 24, 2019
The DeVos family and Kent County have unveiled a statue honoring the local philanthropist who was a driving force behind creating West Michigan’s largest urban park. Read More

Economic Club names award winners

May 23, 2019
The Economic Club of Grand Rapids has selected the winners of its annual awards. Read More

Rich DeVos leaves a legacy of 'stewardship'

Family, community leaders say Amway co-founder used his wealth and knowledge for the betterment of Grand Rapids.

September 7, 2018
It would be hard to make it through a day in West Michigan without seeing evidence of Richard M. DeVos’ presence. Read More

Street Talk: Parking lot party

High note.

June 30, 2017
As John Wheeler embarked on what likely will become a signature project on his résumé of developments that have changed Grand Rapids, a whole load of people showed up at the groundbreaking last week. Read More

30-mile trail project nears completion

Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission hopes to complete $41-million plan linking Grand Haven to Grand Rapids in five years.

May 19, 2017
In a few short years, West Michigan residents and visitors will be able to bike from Grand Haven to Grand Rapids making pit stops at parks and swim spots along the way. Read More

Another ‘crazy’ idea from Secchia; another win for the power of partnerships

May 19, 2017
To say that Kent County’s Millennium Park is connected to Lake Michigan might be considered a stretch of imagination or fantasy, or require proofs of the Grand River’s meandering path to the mouth of the Big Lake. Read More

Street Talk: Stage presence

Research hub.

January 27, 2017
One of the fun things about awards ceremonies where the winners are revealed at the event is the unscripted “acceptance” speeches from the honorees. Read More

Downtown welcomes statue of pioneering businesswoman

July 22, 2016
A historic businesswoman has been honored with a seven-foot statue in her image. Read More