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equity issues

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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Equity issues: Concern for West Michigan businesses

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-03-2017 under OPINION

Part 1 of 4 Nine white people looked out at us from the computer screen. Seven were men. All were small business owners. For many, the photo was the first thing they saw, and it told a story often typical of West Michigan. The photo accompanied an...

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Voting for Kent County Clerk: Chris Reader focuses on accessibility

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-03-2016 under NEWS

The Kent County Clerk works with city and township clerks to manage elections and monitor campaign finance law. The Clerk's office also maintains vital records (birth, death, and marriage) as well as Circuit Court files and property deeds. After...

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Voting for Kent County Clerk: Lisa Posthumus Lyons focuses on efficiency

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-03-2016 under NEWS

The Kent County Clerk works with city and township clerks to manage elections and monitor campaign finance law. The Clerk's office also maintains vital records (birth, death, and marriage) as well as Circuit Court files and property...

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