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Vivian TerMaat

Q&A: Vivian TerMaat

Vivian TerMaat is the chief advancement officer at Wedgwood Christian Services, where she leads a team that is committed to advancing the organization’s mission through fundraising and marketing. Read More

Veurink RV

Veurink’s RV Center grows from humble beginnings

Grand Rapids-based Veurink’s RV Center is celebrating 65 years of being a family-owned RV dealership. Read More

Fry Nation

Entrepreneurs open to-go ware branding shop

The founders of a local fry stand have moved into a new line of work, thanks to demand from fellow entrepreneurs for the personalized to-go ware they had created for their business. Read More

Holland Home ArtPrize

Senior residents collaborate with ArtPrize artist

About 400 senior residents from two assisted and independent living campuses recently displayed their artistic talents. Read More

Task force aims to get more women in sports

The state of Michigan is committed to providing more opportunities for girls and women in sports. Read More

Ladies Literary Club building downtown Grand Rapids

Historic downtown building becoming event space

A group of investors is transforming a historic building downtown into an event space. Read More

Trudy Ender

Nonprofit hires executive director

The state affiliate of a national organization that funds breast cancer research has named a new executive director. Read More

Robert Allen Home & Garden urban bucket with handles with strawberries

Manufacturer relocating after acquisition

A manufacturing holding company has acquired a local maker of home and garden supplies and is moving it out of Michigan. Read More

Women in Finance speaker examines credibility

A local consultant recently shared three steps to building credibility, one of the top attributes of an effective leader. Read More

Valerie Chen

Essay contest offers growth experience for health students

Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine recently launched a new contest. Read More

1 Bold Step office

Marketing firm opens West Side office

A local marketing firm has moved into a new office. Read More

Metro Health hospital

Study measures hospitals’ maternity care

A recent report shows seven hospitals in West Michigan are among nine in the state that fully meet standards for maternity care. Read More

Sandy Williams

Chamber hires executive director

A chamber of commerce in the area has a new executive director. Read More

River North Public House interior partial

Former tiki bar reopens as 'family-friendly' pub

A local restaurant that closed last fall is reopening under a new concept to appeal to a wider demographic. Read More

Mai's Thai

Thai restaurant changes hands, rebrands

A local Thai takeout place has undergone a rebranding after changing hands within a family of restaurateurs. Read More

Allison Benczkowski

Grocery leaders rank as ‘Top Women’ in industry

A trade publication has included several local women on a national list of the top female leaders in the grocery industry. Read More

overflowing beer

Couple planning lakeshore brewery

A husband-and-wife team plan to open a brewery at the lakeshore. Read More

Carla Fleischmann Gubernick, left, Kim Price-Capen, Darlene Wozny and Michele Jacobs.Rehmann of Rehmann

Companies rate among 'Best CPA Firms for Women'

A professional growth organization for women in finance has rated two companies with West Michigan locations among the “Best CPA Firms for Women.” Read More

Thomas Haas

Economic Club names board members

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids has a new board chair and group of board members. Read More

West Michigan Dermatology Grand Rapids office East Beltline

Dermatology practice makes acquisition

A dermatology practice in the region has acquired a similar practice in town. Read More