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2014-03-26 08:26:12

Designer Todd Oldham will Offer Keynote at Symposium that Hails Michigan's Role in American Modernism LANSING, Mich., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World renowned designer Todd Oldham will deliver the keynote address as the "Michigan Modern(TM): Design that Shaped America" symposium moves from Cranbrook Educational Community to Grand Rapids this summer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/MM85741LOGO Oldham, best known for his fashion lines, interior design, books and...

2014-03-07 23:00:43

Visitors to several garden shows in the Great Lakes Region will escape the cold to living walls of lush green plants. The vertical gardens, courtesy of LiveWall, LLC of Spring Lake, Mich., are currently on display at several home and garden shows. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Grand Rapids, MI | Lansing, MI | Kalamazoo, MI | Visitors to several garden shows in the Great Lakes Region will escape the cold to walls of lush green plants. The living wall displays, courtesy of LiveWall,...

2014-01-29 23:03:22

The new Electromagnetic Compatibility Center (EMC) at Grand Valley State University, which pairs students with local companies, is the first of its kind in West Michigan. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 A new center at Grand Valley State University is working with West Michigan companies to develop and test new electrical products entering the marketplace. The Electromagnetic Compatibility Center (EMC), which pairs students with local companies, is the first of its kind in West...

2013-12-17 23:20:06

West Michigan dog and cat owners reached a humane community milestone in 2013, with the 100,000th surgery at C-SNIP, the area's local non-profit spay/neuter clinic. Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 C-SNIP’s 100,000th animal, Bella, was the product of an accidental litter of kittens. She repeated this cycle with two litters of her own before coming to C-SNIP. “When it comes to breeding, cats are 45 times as prolific as humans,” notes C-SNIP Medical Director,...

2013-12-12 23:22:10

League Championship to Be Held at Grandville Robotics & Engineering Center on Saturday, December 14th Grandville, MI (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The West Michigan VEX Robotics League will cap its 2013 season with the League Championship this Saturday, December 14th, at Grandville Public School’s Robotics & Engineering Center. The West Michigan VEX Robotics League, in its second year, is one of the first leagues in the country to successfully build inter-school robotics competition...

2013-12-11 23:02:53

Industrial Services Group, Inc. local manufacturing presence increasing from 7 to 57 employees. Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and Vergennes Township announced the approval of a Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant for South Carolina-based Industrial Services Group, Inc. who is expanding their Compositech manufacturing operations. The grant...

2013-12-10 23:29:01

Komen West Michigan’s I'm Alive campaign raises awareness and funds to provide local organizations helping underserved area populations with grants for preventive resources. Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Susan G. Komen West Michigan’s I’m Alive campaign kicks into high gear this month with a focus on African American health. It is estimated that over 40,000 women will be killed by breast cancer in the United States in 2013, with more than 1,300 of them...

2013-10-31 23:23:39

Dr. Jenys Allende, certified in psychiatry and neuropsychiatry, practices telepsychiatry from her home near Philadelphia at a mental health clinic in Northern Michigan. While telepsychiatry typically means providers don’t meet the people they work with face-to-face, Dr. Allende didn’t let that stop her from developing close relationships with the behavioral health providers and consumers at her office away from home. Ludington, MI (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Though her patients and...

2013-10-24 23:24:54

Susan G. Komen West Michigan announces today a new event honoring community members who have used their position and influence to combat breast cancer. Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Susan G. Komen West Michigan will hold the inaugural Powerfully Pink event on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids. The event will honor local men and women who use their voice, networks, resources and passion to make a...

2013-10-09 23:21:28

"Back to Eden" Voted Top 25 in Grand Rapids, MI ArtPrize 2013, World’s Largest Art Competition Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Artists have their favorite mediums, be it paint, textiles, metals, wood, clay and others. Michigan horticulturalist Dave MacKenzie’s unconventional chosen medium is living plants. Dave MacKenzie has a vision of a “gray to green” Eden-like future, in which buildings, homes, bridges, parking lots and roadways are clothed in...