Items Tagged with 'Diversity'


To keep growing, West Michigan must reduce barriers to opportunity

August 31, 2018
Communities across the United States, both large and small, are undergoing revitalization. Restaurants, cafés and grocery stores are moving into neighborhoods, and new businesses are filling in long-vacant properties. Unemployment rates are at or near all-time lows, and many employers have open positions to fill. While this is good news for the local economy, it also brings a number of challenges for traditionally marginalized communities. As our cities evolve, we must ask ourselves: How do we ensure everyone can benefit from growth? Read More

Kellogg releases diversity and inclusion report

December 22, 2017
A food maker in the region has released a report on its “progress” toward diversity and inclusion. Read More

College hires director for Center of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

December 7, 2017
A local college has named its new diversity director. Read More

Participants in a world of passengers: sometimes the two are confused

February 3, 2017
It would seem an appropriate time to opine on the effectiveness of all armchair quarterbacks. Read More

Street Talk: Boards: Only white males need apply

Cleaning up.

August 19, 2016
A little diversity can go a long way. Apparently, it has to. Read More

Discussion of diversity in business is only the first step

June 24, 2016
If “a little black child from Muskegon Heights or Grand Rapids can look at me and see an opportunity to do something they didn’t know was possible, that is something for which I am eternally grateful,” said 22-year-old George Walker in an interview with the Business Journal published this week. Read More

Furniture maker’s diversity program turns 25

Herman Miller now works with more than 375 certified diverse businesses.

October 23, 2015
When Herman Miller first launched its supplier diversity program 25 years ago, there were very few certified Minority Business Enterprises or Women’s Business Enterprises. Read More

Kellogg report reveals company-wide engagement drives diversity

Company is challenging itself to grow its ‘cultural intelligence.’

August 29, 2014
Kellogg Co., the Battle Creek cereal maker, has released its fifth annual diversity report, putting the spotlight on company-wide efforts to bring everyone to the table. Read More

Small business outreach could be a model to replicate

April 4, 2014
The city of Holland has an often unappreciated richness of diversity that likely could hold some type of “best of” rank, especially for the creative class generation of millennials. Read More

Universities accept national award for 'excellence in diversity'

November 29, 2013
Two West Michigan universities are demonstrating an award-winning commitment to diversity. Read More