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Nonprofits explore non-traditional leadership structures to avoid burnout, grow diversity
Nonprofit organizations are increasingly turning to alternative leadership structures with shared responsibilities to help combat burnout as well as open doors for more diverse executives.
GVSU partners with private sector to tackle labor shortage
A Q&A with Philomena Mantella, president of Grand Valley State University
New financing tools available as developers, investors contend with housing challenges
While local housing officials expect last year’s spike in housing prices and interest rates to cool off in 2023, high demand and low inventory are still creating difficulties for renters and homebuyers.
West Michigan makes pitch to lure laid off tech workers
The massive tech industry downsizing across the U.S. offers opportunities for regions such as West Michigan to pursue highly coveted talent.
GVSU partners with 5 companies on talent training program
ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University is partnering with five major West Michigan employers on a new training program that will place students at companies for two years before and after graduation.
GVSU report finds West Michigan’s mental health crisis worsened during pandemic
In the first year of the pandemic, 13.3 percent of people on Medicaid who went to a hospital emergency department had a mental health issue as their primary diagnosis.
Younger demographics play in GR’s favor with 2023 economic outlook
GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids area’s relatively large number of young people, steady automotive sector and resilient housing market could all help the region avoid a potential recession looming over the nation this year.
West Mich. industrial activity ended 2022 on downward trend, survey finds
West Michigan’s industrial economy ended 2022 in a downward trend.
Pandemic fundraising and new beginnings: The 10 most-read nonprofit stories of 2022
After nearly two years of contending with a pandemic that brought fundraising uncertainty and growing community needs, West Michigan nonprofits spent 2022 finding new ways to serve and capturing much-needed federal relief funding.
Improving auto sales should prop up Michigan economy, hold employment steady
The auto industry that historically led Michigan’s economy to fall further than the U.S. in national recessions may actually aid the state during a national economic downturn that many economists predict for 2023.
‘HONEST CONVERSATIONS’: Report spotlights racial gap in Michigan nonprofit leadership
A major statewide survey of nonprofit organizations highlights significant and persistent racial gaps in the sector as roughly three-quarters of Michigan nonprofits remain white-led.
University of Michigan Health-West, GRCC take on nursing shortage with new partnership
University of Michigan Health-West will help nursing students at Grand Rapids Community College pay for their training through a new partnership designed to address an acute nursing shortage.
Rende Progress Capital addresses wealth gap, access to capital for minority borrowers
Eric Foster credits a 2015 report from Forbes.com that ranked Grand Rapids as 51st out of 52 markets in the U.S. economically for African Americans for helping to cement his idea to create Rende Progress Capital.
People in the news: Nov. 21, 2022
Here are the staffing announcements from the Nov. 21, 2022 print edition.
More foundations, more giving: Johnson Center report offers 30-year retrospective on philanthropy
Since Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy was founded 30 years ago, the nonprofit industry has seen seismic shifts in the amount of charitable giving, nonprofits’ assets, and the overall number of nonprofit organizations.
Key metrics on West Michigan industrial activity trending downward, survey finds
Key metrics in a monthly report on West Michigan’s industrial economy trended downward last month into negative territory, reflecting a slowing economy.
Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence endowment confronts inflation, stimulus funding
KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence plans to cut spending on annual “aspirational” projects by more than half in 2023 to protect the endowment from economic headwinds and allow the city’s federal stimulus funding to potentially fill in gaps.
Steinman steps down as GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute director to pursue research
MUSKEGON — Alan Steinman, who helped grow Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute in size and prominence within the Great Lakes region during his 21 years as director, recently stepped down to focus on research full time.
‘Opportunities are unbelievable’: Summit highlights economic development in tribal communities
GRAND RAPIDS — Tribal leaders gathered Thursday in Grand Rapids to share the “unbelievable” amount of opportunities to diversify revenue streams and launch new investments for the benefit of tribal citizens.
Great Lakes report highlights land use pressures, natural solutions
Land use changes driven by population growth and habitat loss and degradation continue to stress the health of the Great Lakes, according to a recent report jointly issued by federal environmental agencies in the U.S. and Canada.
Despite price increases, Steelcase records $11.4M quarterly loss amid high inflation, fuel costs
GRAND RAPIDS — High inflation led Steelcase Inc. to record a loss in the most recent quarter despite strong double-digit sales growth and multiple price increases.
Compensation report shows fast rise in West Michigan starting, industrial wages
The number of various West Michigan job positions paying $15 to $17 an hour has spiked since early 2020, illustrating how fast employers operating in a tight and fiercely competitive labor market have had to raise wages to attract workers.
People in the News: June 6, 2022
Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for June 6, 2022
Two Grand Rapids PR veterans pursue new opportunities
Two longtime Grand Rapids-area communications professionals are on the move.
Muskegon Lake cleanup milestone paves way for federal delisting as contaminated area
MUSKEGON — Local, state and federal officials gathered today to celebrate a recent environmental cleanup milestone at Muskegon Lake, clearing the way for the body of water to be removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Area of Concern list.
People in the News: May 23, 2022
Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for May 23, 2022
People in the News: April 25, 2022
Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for April 25, 2022
Small biz experts, owners stress smooth transition efforts with ownership changes
After sharply declining at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of small business deals is nearing 2019 levels again as owners find reasons to exit and sellers see companies that have weathered a two-year storm.
‘BOLD STEP FORWARD’: $19M nursing scholarship program leading to more partnerships to bolster health care staffing
Anew partnership between Grand Valley State University and BHSH System to increase the talent pipeline for nurses could lead to a series of similar efforts as health care and higher education officials seek to resolve an urgent staffing crisis.
BHSH System, GVSU launch $19M scholarship program to combat nursing shortage
GRAND RAPIDS — BHSH System will put $19 million toward increasing the talent pipeline for nurses who earn their degree at Grand Valley State University, officials announced today.