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2012-05-21 23:01:13

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend celebrations, residents of the Kentwood community near Grand Rapids are invited to the grand opening of Jake´s Fireworks with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony marks Jake´s Firework´s emerging presence as the top fireworks provider in the state of Michigan since a new law was signed into effect January 1, 2012 lifting the state´s ban on the use and sales of consumer grade fireworks. KENTWOOD, MI (PRWEB)...

2012-05-21 10:22:34

Charles Zhang of Grand Rapids, MI has been honored with a recognition by Grand Rapids Business Journal in its selection of "Top Area Certified Financial Planners." GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the April 2012 issue of Grand Rapids Business Journal published by Gemini Publications, Charles Zhang was selected for the following honor: "Top Area Certified Financial Planners" (Photo:...

2012-05-03 10:24:30

HUDSONVILLE, Mich., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to being named an Elite winner in West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For annual awards competition, only a select few fit the bill. The 2012 Elite winners were announced today by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), which presents the awards, at a luncheon honoring all of the West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for. This is the 10th year that the MBPA has...

2012-05-01 06:24:49

DETROIT, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Meijer Foundation has announced a $500,000 grant to be paid over five years to support the Made in Michigan Writers Series, published by Wayne State University Press. The series was founded with the conviction that Michigan's literary talent deserved a wider readership, and that there was an audience for works by Michigan writers whether or not the subject matter was specific to the region. Since 2006, 24 books have been published in...

2012-04-26 02:33:57

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After weeks of speculation, Rick DeVos' Pomegranate Studios, creator of ArtPrize, Momentum and 5x5 Night, today introduced its latest initiative before a crowd of Michigan business leaders. Called Start Garden, it is a new venture capital fund that will invest $5,000 in two ideas each week, then continue to invest incrementally as they gain momentum. The fund is backed by a $15 million dollar commitment from the DeVos family. The Start...

2012-04-23 23:02:03

TerraTrike, the worlds largest manufacturer of recumbent trikes for adults is expanding into a new state of the art facility to handle their unprecedented growth. Beginning 16 years ago from a sketch on a cocktail napkin, they are an American entrepreneurial success story who have posted over 40% growth in each of the last 3 years - even in a climate of layoffs, closings, high fuel costs and recession. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 TerraTrike, the worlds largest manufacturer of...

2012-03-29 06:23:21

WARREN, Mich., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being green has become a standard of good business strategy in Michigan and the companies that have demonstrated the sharpest focus on inspiring sustainability and showing leadership in Green initiatives will be among the first to be named a 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies(TM). The 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies awards program honors companies from all industries that are focused on being more sustainable,...

2012-03-26 10:23:08

Die Tech & Engineering Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI has been honored with a recognition by Grand Rapids Business Journal in its selection of "Top Area Tool And Die Manufacturers." GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the February, 2012 issue of Grand Rapids Business Journal published by Gemini Publications. Die Tech & Engineering Inc. was selected for the following honor: "Top Area Tool And Die...

2012-03-25 22:20:42

DEARBORN, Mich., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth is the latest Metro Detroit property to be awarded AAA's prestigious Four-Diamond rating for hospitality industry excellence. A total 14 hotels and six restaurants across Michigan earned the AAA Four-Diamond Award for 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/CL67889LOGO ) Five Detroit properties received the designation. They include The Westin Book Cadillac; the MotorCity Casino Hotel and...

2012-03-16 09:04:19

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Steelcase today launches a year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary, and its reinvention as a globally integrated enterprise, focused on the future of work. Known as the long-time leader of the office furniture industry, the company has thrived for a century not only because of its products and manufacturing strength, but because of its core commitment to people at work and its human-centered approach to innovation and design. To...