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JA of the Michigan Great Lakes Hosts Inaugural Pitch Competition for High School Students to Compete for Over $3,000 in Scholarship Awards to Grand Rapids Community College

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 05-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Last week, Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes hosted its inaugural JA Pitch Day event, held at Consumers Energy’s John. G. Russell Leadership Center, where two teams shared the top honors of the following awards: Best Business...

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City Connection - Business Development with AJ Hills

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-01-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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Junior Achievement is helping to change the problem of women in STEM

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 01-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) readiness research shows that nearly 1/4 of all job in the United States require a high level of STEM knowledge. Growth in these positions is set to considerably outpace non-STEM jobs in the future....

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Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes Helps Fourth Graders Run School Wide Flea Market

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 12-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Fourth grade students at Wealthy Elementary put on a school wide Flea Market to sell their homemade goods. Students have been learning about economics in their Social Studies classes, along with Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers coming to the...

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Grand Rapids brothers create local social app to strengthen community

by (Mikayla Balk)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The founders of Grand Rapids social app Yote seek to not only bring more technology companies to GR following their new artificial intelligence, but they also have another vision in mind. They see loneliness as a widespread force of unhappiness that...

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Downtown Market to host upcoming Flight Friday featuring a selection of bite-sized cuisine

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

On April 27, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host Flight Friday, a food and drink small bites event, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. What is a flight, you ask? In a nutshell, a flight is a number of small bites of food or drink, for the purpose of...

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Equity issues: Entrepreneur Adriane Johnson speaks out

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-10-2017 under OPINION

Part 4 During a recent roundtable discussion with local small business owners, hosted by MiBiz, the all-white panel brought up the large economic gap between people of color and whites in Grand Rapids. As I continue the conversation in...

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Equity issues: The role of mentoring

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-05-2017 under OPINION

Part 3 of 4 During a recent roundtable discussion with local small business owners, hosted by MiBiz, some on the all-white panel brought up the large economic gap between people of color and whites in Grand Rapids. As I researched the issue,...

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Equity issues: West Michigan businesses should measure progress

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-04-2017 under OPINION

Part 2 During a recent roundtable discussion with local small business owners, hosted by MiBiz, the all-white panel brought up the large economic gap between people of color and white people in Grand Rapids. In Part 2, I talk with one of the...

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Shared leadership enhances trust, utilizes skills

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 12-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Shared leadership is an innovative, modern twist on traditional organizational structure that turns a strict hierarchy on its end. Co-Executive Directors Emma Garcia and Christina Swiney recently shared how their nonprofit Access of West Michigan...

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