Our network

Business

My Town: West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

My Town: West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Looking for a job?  The list of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is out.

The businesses are nominated by staff or community members.  Judges then whittle down the pool to 101 winners, based on communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and other categories.    This year’s winners are:

My Town: Dozens competing in West Michigan Battle of the Buildings

My Town: Dozens competing in West Michigan Battle of the Buildings

UPDATE: Three more buildings have joined the competition.

Organizers say the MATS administration office, Community Mental Health and the Hall of Justice, all in Muskegon County are now involved in the Battle of the Buildings, bringing the total square footage to more than 9 million.  The new goal is 10 million square feet by the registration deadline of March 31.

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—More than three dozen local businesses are competing in cutting down energy in the West Michigan Battle of the Buildings.

The owners of 45 buildings representing nearly 9 million square feet of space have signed up to take part in the inaugural competition, organized by the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter. The organization is teaming up with Consumers Energy and Hurst Mechanical to provide workshops on building improvements, optimizing operations and maintance and engaging building occupants to curb energy use.

My Town Kentwood: New rehabilitation center opens

My Town Kentwood: New rehabilitation center opens

KENTWOOD, Mich.—A new rehabilitation center is set to open in My Town Kentwood this month.

Generation Care’s third facility will be located at 4095 Park East Court SE.  The Generation Care Performance Center will provide physical therapy and rehabilitation programs by experts, therapists and specialists.  Generation Care also offers “Inspire 180”, a medical fitness program for adults wanting a healthier lifestyle.  The program utilizes wellness coaching, physical therapy and exercise specialists.

The Generation Care Performance Center will host a community open house Wednesday, March 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information about the facility and its services, visit the business’ website here.

My Town: Arnie's on 28th Street is moving

My Town: Arnie's on 28th Street is moving

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)-Arnie's Bakery on 28th Street is relocating next month to a new location on the East Beltline.

Arnie's says the construction around the old CenterPointe mall is the main reason for their move. 

The restaurant will move across the street from the to a location just north of 28th Street, at 2650 East Beltine Ave. SE.

The current restaurant is scheduled to close March 30th. The new restaurant will open in late April. Most of the 100 employees at Arnie's will keep their jobs during the transition.

Arnie's has three other locations in Rockford, Grand Rapids, and Wyoming.

 

My Town Kentwood: Steelcase among 'World's Most Admired Companies'

My Town Kentwood: Steelcase among 'World's Most Admired Companies'

KENTWOOD, Mich.—West Michigan is home to one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, according to Fortune Magazine.

Steelcase Inc. made the cut in the home equipment and furnishings industry sector, along with Whirlpool, Tupperware Brands and Stanley Black & Decker.

The rankings are based on nine criteria: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, long-term investment, financial soundness, quality of products and services and global competitiveness. Steelcase’s highest scores came in the innovation, social responsibility, quality of management and quality of products/services categories. 

"We are honored to be recognized alongside such innovative and respected global organizations. To be considered among them as one of the "Most Admired" really reflects on the creativity and dedication of our employees around the world," said Jim Keane, President and CEO of Steelcase Inc

My Town: Zondervan parent company helps the homeless

My Town: Zondervan parent company helps the homeless

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The parent company of Zondervan publishing backing an organization helping homeless families in Grand Rapids.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing will award Family Promise of Grand Rapids a $25,000 grant this July.  The publisher plans to donate $75,000 total to Family Promise over three years.

“This grant is a huge blessing. It will be used to support homeless families in need of emergency shelter and housing services.  We have seen this need grow considerably over the past four years and it continues to grow in Grand Rapids,” commented Cheryl Schuch, executive director at Family Promise of Grand Rapids.  “Given changes in various programs as well as the rising cost of everyday necessities such as housing, food and gas, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of families losing their home and struggling to make ends meet in our community.”

My Town: Ford Airport to unveil newly redesigned visitor area

My Town: Ford Airport to unveil newly redesigned visitor area

KENTWOOD, Mich.—  Gerald R. Ford International Airport will soon open a new hub for visitors.

The airport will unveil its newly redesigned visitor information area this Friday, March 14.  Ford Airport teamed up with global furniture manufacturer Steelcase and Experience Grand Rapids to create the new center, which features new furniture and technology.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:45 a.m. Friday.