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Sunday, 25 September 2022 22:04

Q&A: West Coast Chamber embraces change amid leadership transition

Throughout her career, Jodi Owczarski has learned to wear many different hats. She’s worked in human resources at a large manufacturing company, run a nonprofit organization, launched her own business and worked in operations for a global consulting firm. Now, Owczarski can add one more title: CEO of the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, an organization where she’s worked since 2017. Owczarski took over running the West Coast Chamber following the retirement of longtime leader and mentor Jane Clark, who was with the organization in various capacities for 32 years. Owczarski recently spoke with MiBiz about embarking on her new role and how she plans to help the West Coast Chamber and the local business community succeed. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 25 September 2022 21:59

People in the News: Sept. 26, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Monday, 19 September 2022 16:26

New WMCAT training program opens access to career opportunities in tech

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology, a nonprofit focused on increasing social and economic opportunities in the region, is launching a new tech education pathway within its Adult Career Training Program. 

Published in Talent

Sunday, 11 September 2022 18:49

People in the News: Sept. 12, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 05:00

The Right Place launches 10-year plan to grow tech sector in greater Grand Rapids

Economic development agency The Right Place Inc. has launched plans to transform the greater Grand Rapids area into a technology and innovation hub over the next 10 years. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 28 August 2022 16:00

People in the News: Aug. 29, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent


Wednesday, 24 August 2022 17:10

Talent First launches rebrand, talent solutions series 

The former CEO alliance known as Talent 2025 has rebranded as Talent First Inc., unveiled a fresh strategic initiative and will soon launch a five-part program designed to address employers’ needs amid a quickly evolving workforce. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 14 August 2022 10:00

People in the News: Aug. 15, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 31 July 2022 18:30

People in the News: Aug. 1, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent

Monday, 25 July 2022 16:43

Buses idle, services trimmed as transit companies scramble for drivers

A nationwide bus driver shortage has forced school districts to cut routes and scheduled transit services to trim trips. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 17 July 2022 18:53

People in the News: July 18, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Monday, 11 July 2022 07:00

Longtime WMU general counsel joins Miller Canfield law firm

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University’s longtime general counsel has joined law firm Miller Canfield PLC.

Published in Talent


Sunday, 03 July 2022 18:22

People in the News: July 5, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for July 5, 2022 

Published in Talent
Monday, 20 June 2022 05:05

Staffing agencies merge to expand services in West, Northern Michigan

Grand Rapids staffing and human resources outsourcing firm Axios HR recently completed its merger with Petoskey-based PMP Personnel Services, creating an 11-office entity spanning Northern to Southwest Michigan.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 19 June 2022 18:21

People in the News: June 20, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for June 20, 2022 

Published in Talent

Sunday, 19 June 2022 18:10

Pine Rest residency program boasts ‘almost unheard of’ retention rate

Formed more than eight years ago, the psychiatry residency program at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services has been paying dividends by helping to ease an acute shortage of providers and expand services.

Published in Talent
Thursday, 16 June 2022 16:34

State law will require financial literacy course for high school students

A new state law makes Michigan the 14th state to require personal finance education as a prerequisite for high school graduation. 

Published in Talent
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 09:31

Researchers’ abrupt split from Calvin University drives new business opportunities

A social science research organization that abruptly split from Calvin University in recent months hopes to seize new opportunities to raise capital and work with more organizations that may have been hesitant to partner with a religious academic institution.

Published in Talent

Monday, 13 June 2022 12:34

Inaugural conference to promote diversity in technology sector

GRAND RAPIDS — A three-day conference slated to kick off Thursday in Grand Rapids will promote diversity in the technology industry.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 12 June 2022 18:32

Compensation report shows fast rise in West Michigan starting, industrial wages

The number of various West Michigan job positions paying $15 to $17 an hour has spiked since early 2020, illustrating how fast employers operating in a tight and fiercely competitive labor market have had to raise wages to attract workers.

Published in Talent
Monday, 06 June 2022 14:43

West Mich. higher ed sees major recent leadership turnover

West Michigan colleges and universities saw significant leadership turnover during the spring, bringing in a new crop of presidents as workforce development proves crucial during a widespread talent crunch.

Published in Talent

Monday, 06 June 2022 12:47

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Proposed federal rule change threatens Michigan Works! funding

A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor could jeopardize crucial funding for Michigan’s primary workforce development association, leading to the potential closure of at least 20 job training facilities and a loss of more than 200 staffers.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 05 June 2022 12:27

‘Ridiculous’ federal rule change could close 20 Michigan Works! training centers

The Michigan Works! Association, which provides a wide range of services for both job seekers and employers throughout the state, says a proposed federal rule change would strip the agency of significant resources. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 05 June 2022 18:18

People in the News: June 6, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for June 6, 2022 

Published in Talent

Thursday, 02 June 2022 21:38

Two Grand Rapids PR veterans pursue new opportunities

Two longtime Grand Rapids-area communications professionals are on the move.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 22 May 2022 18:24

People in the News: May 23, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for May 23, 2022 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 08 May 2022 18:38

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: May 9, 2022

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

Published in Talent

Thursday, 05 May 2022 12:49

Aquinas names Alicia Córdoba as school’s new president

GRAND RAPIDS — Aquinas College has named Alicia Córdoba as its ninth president in the school’s 146-year history.

Published in Talent
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
Thursday, 21 April 2022 10:44

Survey: West Mich. biz outlook strong as companies eye expansions, recruiting woes ease

Business leaders voiced strong confidence in the West Michigan economy in a recent survey by economic development organization The Right Place Inc.

Published in Economic Development

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