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Emilee Syrewicze

Q&A: Emilee Syrewicze

Emilee Syrewicze is the executive director of Opera Grand Rapids. Read More

GRPD female police officers

GRPD hosting recruitment event for women

The Grand Rapids Police Department wants more women to protect and serve its community. Read More


Food entrepreneurs are ready to leave the nest

A couple’s 4-year-old food business is expanding into a permanent facility that will eventually allow it to produce 20,000 pounds of plant-based meat alternative products per day. Read More

Donna Murray-Brown

Partners producing Nonprofit Forum

A half-day summit to help nonprofit professionals understand tax planning and employment law best practices is taking place tomorrow. Read More

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REI opening store on 28th Street

The first West Michigan store by the outdoor retailer REI is opening on 28th Street. Read More

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New event space opens downtown

A former roller rink downtown has been transformed into an event space. Read More

Holly Cole

Foundation appoints VPs

A community foundation in the region has named a pair of new vice presidents. Read More

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What I learned about progress from a tiny bathroom

Around Thanksgiving last year, I finally put my money where my mouth is and launched a new business: RiverCity Homes, a house-flipping gig. Read More


Local family debuts mobile events business

A pair of Calvin College grads and their kids have moved back to West Michigan with an Airstream trailer and a vision in tow. Read More

App raises mental health awareness

Mental health help may be as close as your fingertips. Read More

Clark's dementia

Clark’s dementia care makes international connection

A speech therapist recently returned to her home country of Singapore after spending eight weeks studying the dementia program at Clark Retirement Communities in Grand Rapids. Read More


Server forms recovery nonprofit

For someone committed to getting sober, working in a restaurant or bar with the sights and smells of beer all day can be tough. Read More

Women Board

Women in Finance group hosts primer on board service

Citing Inforum’s 2017 report on women in Michigan’s public companies — which showed only 15% of board members and 13% of executive officers are female — a local association hosted a recent event to help change that. Read More

BL2END hosts workforce barriers presentation

Women of color face much more resistance in their careers than is represented by the decades-old term “glass ceiling,” according to a local educator. Read More

New rules for transferring business real property without uncapping

Will transferring business real property from one family entity to another trigger higher property taxes? Read More

Anastasia Wiese

Does the inverted yield curve signal an economic recession?

You might have heard that on March 22, the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury note dipped below the yield on the three-month Treasury bill. This trend is called an inverted yield curve, the first since mid 2007, and it has left many investors wondering if it signals that the U.S. economy is slowing down and a recession is imminent. Read More

Stephanie Fekkes

Law firm expands footprint

A local law firm has extended its reach in West Michigan. Read More

Hospital closing maternity ward

MANISTEE — A hospital is closing its maternity ward at the end of May due to low demand. Read More

Cindy Todd

Professor receives national award

A local art professor has received a national award from her peers. Read More