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Displaying items by tag: Grand Valley State University

Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:35

People in the News: April 25, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for April 25, 2022 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:08

Small biz experts, owners stress smooth transition efforts with ownership changes

After sharply declining at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of small business deals is nearing 2019 levels again as owners find reasons to exit and sellers see companies that have weathered a two-year storm.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 April 2022 17:41

‘BOLD STEP FORWARD’: $19M nursing scholarship program leading to more partnerships to bolster health care staffing

Anew partnership between Grand Valley State University and BHSH System to increase the talent pipeline for nurses could lead to a series of similar efforts as health care and higher education officials seek to resolve an urgent staffing crisis.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 12 April 2022 13:04

BHSH System, GVSU launch $19M scholarship program to combat nursing shortage

GRAND RAPIDS — BHSH System will put $19 million toward increasing the talent pipeline for nurses who earn their degree at Grand Valley State University, officials announced today.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:02

MiBiz Growth Report: March 28, 2022

Recruitment platform Job.com has acquired QCI Healthcare Staffing, a Grand Rapids-based health care staffing agency. The deal was the fourth staffing agency acquisition by Job.com, which seeks to acquire small to medium-sized staffing agencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 23 March 2022 17:58

GVSU seeks funding for planned tech, innovation center in downtown GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University plans to add a new learning space at its downtown Grand Rapids campus that will serve as an intersection of business and technology education for community members and students.

Published in Talent


Wednesday, 16 March 2022 17:51

Fed’s first of several interest rate increases targets inflation as economy remains strong

The Federal Reserve made the first of what’s expected to become multiple interest rate increases this year.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:49

MiBiz Growth Report: February 28, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for February 28, 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 16 February 2022 09:59

Behrens to retire as executive director of GVSU Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Dr. Teri Behrens, who has served as executive director of Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy since 2018, has announced that she will retire this year.

Published in Nonprofits

Monday, 07 February 2022 16:54

West Michigan industrial activity holds steady, outlook improves amid ongoing market challenges

Key metrics on West Michigan’s industrial economy held steady in January, although results from a monthly survey suggest the pent-up demand that’s a driving contributor to economic growth has begun to fade.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 02 February 2022 17:14

GR economic outlook shows slowed growth in 2022 linked to supply chain, inflation, talent

GRAND RAPIDS — Businesses in Grand Rapids, particularly in the service industry, expect slowed economic growth later this year as interest rates likely rise and labor and supply chain challenges continue.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:54

Report: Cryptocurrency donations among top nonprofit trends to watch in 2022

The rapidly growing cryptocurrency phenomenon is emerging as a key fundraising tool for nonprofits that can sustain giving in new ways while also bringing in a younger demographic to philanthropy.

Published in Nonprofits


Tuesday, 18 January 2022 12:58

GVSU expands tuition-free program to all qualifying low-income students in Michigan

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University has expanded its tuition-free program to all qualifying students in Michigan, reaching beyond the original six counties announced in early 2021. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:14

Family-owned businesses feel better positioned to adapt in pandemic

After nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, smaller family-owned businesses are generally better positioned to overcome labor and supply chain challenges than non-family-owned companies. 

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 02 January 2022 18:47

Nonprofits focus on donor relations as COVID surges create distance

Nonprofit leaders and researchers say maintaining donor relationships is perhaps the biggest ongoing challenge for organizations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues surging and creating distance between funders.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:10

Finance experts prepare for likely interest rate increase in 2022

Borrowing could cost a little more in 2022 should the Federal Reserve follow expectations and begin raising interest rates.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 07 November 2021 17:00

Jandernoa mentoring program expands reach to include nonprofit leaders

Even after nearly four decades in nonprofit administration, Scott Lewis knows there’s more to learn and that he can become a better leader.

Published in Nonprofits
Thursday, 04 November 2021 16:41

Construction begins on $12M GR housing development with 50 mixed-income units

GRAND RAPIDS — Construction recently started on a $12 million, 50-unit apartment complex that’s been in the works since 2017 in the city’s Belknap Lookout neighborhood. 


Monday, 25 October 2021 13:02

Utilities launch campaign as advocates, lawmakers ramp up community solar pressure

Michigan’s two largest investor-owned utilities have launched an “education campaign” as clean energy advocates tout the potential economic benefits of community solar energy and as lawmakers consider bills on the topic that the utilities oppose.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 24 October 2021 18:00

Holland Home poised for growth as Vugteveen takes leadership role

GRAND RAPIDS — Troy Vugteveen will take the leadership position at Holland Home as the assisted living company is financially well-positioned and planning for future expansion in the region.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 12 September 2021 16:33

Grand Wealth Management provides key lessons in succession planning

The path that Jeff Williams charted years ago was designed to ensure that Grand Wealth Management LLC continues well past his eventual retirement.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 29 August 2021 14:29

New GVSU endowment to boost nonprofit access to professional development

Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has launched a new endowment to support professional development at local nonprofits that may not have the resources to grow.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 15 August 2021 15:20

Philanthropy steps in where ‘broken’ municipal funding system has failed, advocates say

A recent $400 million donation to the Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence has again raised questions about Michigan’s municipal funding model and broader issues around philanthropy paying for basic governmental services.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:25

Michigan study brings much-needed data to national debate over donor advised funds

New research from Grand Valley State University is shining an unusual spotlight on the spending activity of donor advised funds, an emerging philanthropic tool that’s gaining speed with relatively little regulatory oversight.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:37

NCAA rule change brings newfound revenue streams for student-athletes

Keith Mitchell recalled a time during his football playing days at the University of Michigan when he and other players volunteered at a football camp in the Detroit area. The coach hosting the camp charged hundreds of dollars per participant and drew a crowd of roughly a thousand.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 08 July 2021 17:02

Survey: West Mich. industrial economy facing ongoing supply chain challenges

The expansion of West Michigan’s industrial economy moderated in June as some companies report ongoing supply chain issues, according to a monthly survey.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 20 June 2021 16:21

National giving trends in 2020 create unique opportunities, challenges for local nonprofits

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major shifts in philanthropic giving last year as human services organizations benefited and small-level donors increased, according to a recent report from global nonprofit Giving Tuesday.

Published in Nonprofits

Wednesday, 02 June 2021 10:22

West Michigan hotel stays expected to pick up this summer as biz travel still lags

West Michigan tourism officials are reporting upward trends in travel and hotel stays as COVID-19 restrictions lift, and leaders are optimistic about the local tourism economy for the rest of the summer.

Sunday, 23 May 2021 17:30

GVSU study confirms gaps in entrepreneurial support

Increasing diversity within support organizations and improving access to marketing resources are among the top concerns for West Michigan entrepreneurs, according to a recent analysis commissioned by Grand Valley State University’s Innovation Hub in Muskegon.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 09 May 2021 17:00

Commercial real estate lending remains solid as some sectors outperform others

Bank lending for commercial real estate and development held steady through the first quarter as some sectors experienced high demand and others remained somewhat soft as the COVID-19 pandemic surpassed a year.

Published in Finance

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