Letters

Community response to what's happening locally.

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Letter: Pay more attention to early learners

August 31, 2018
Editor: As an educator with more than 25 years in public school teaching and administration, your recent editorial (“Thinking outside the box is essential to solving worker shortage,” Aug. 20) gave me pause. Read More

Letter: The voice of reason

August 10, 2018
Editor: I just wanted to send a quick note thanking Lou Glazer for his ongoing editorial in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, especially his most recent, “Economic well-being starts with education” (Aug. 6, 2018). Read More

Longstanding companies shape lakeshore region

June 22, 2018
In 1968, Chicago native Pat Thompson put down roots in Holland where he embarked on a new entrepreneurial vision: deep-draw business. Read More

Letter: Current redistricting system is broken

May 25, 2018
Editor: As a longtime Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce member, I was disheartened to learn the GR Chamber is opposing the proposal to create a citizens commission to draw future voting districts in Michigan. Read More

Letter: Legislation is weakening nation

February 23, 2018
I am sickened by continuing proposed legislation that rewards the rich and is devastating to the “common man” and the poor. Read More

Letter: We must keep our pension promises to public employees

December 8, 2017
As the chief administrative officer and manager of the city of Port Huron, I oversee 52 police and 33 firefighters, as well as 220 full-time public employees and 369 pension beneficiaries. That’s why I’m concerned about Michigan’s unfunded pension liabilities. Read More

Letter: A way forward against sexual harassment

November 17, 2017
This is an open invitation and joint statement to our community from the YWCA West Central Michigan, Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Women’s Resource Center. Read More

Letter: WBCs have profound impact on economy

October 20, 2017
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a perfect time to highlight the many accomplishments of women entrepreneurs and small business owners across the nation. Read More

Letter: Federal budget cuts reveal strong disconnect

August 18, 2017
Last month, I had the privilege of attending the 2018 state budget signing at the Kent Intermediate School District’s Career Tech Center. Read More

Letter: Well-managed pipelines best way to move energy

August 4, 2017
We are a small, family-owned energy producer employing great people in West Michigan for the last 40 years. Read More