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Jane C. Simons

Jane C. Simons

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Sharing meals, household chores and lives is becoming more commonplace for everyone from young adults to senior citizens.

What started out as a search for a street-front ticket office for the West Michigan Symphony eventually led to the organization finding a new venue for performances, as well as a renewed sense of purpose: making classical music more accessible.

Miranda Krajniak has 15 months to turn around the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts and she isn’t wasting one minute.

It comes as no surprise that nonprofits have a continual pressing need for money, but some of the potential solutions to that challenge might be as easy as providing for internal staff training needs and reducing turnover.

KALAMAZOO — The budget of a typical nonprofit doesn’t include funds for professional development or other learning opportunities designed to strengthen the organization.

Angie Jackson is among a growing number of people who are finding gainful employment as a result of the artisan distilled liquors being made in Michigan.

A Battle Creek-based niche manufacturer of vintage aircraft is proving that what is old can be new again.

Tami VandenBerg is both a bar owner and the executive director of Well House, a nonprofit that provides housing to homeless people who have exhausted all other options, many of whom have substance abuse problems.

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University expected it would need the better part of two decades to fill up its Business Technology and Research Park, but just a dozen years later, university officials are ready to pull down the vacancy signs — at least temporarily.

The laws of supply and demand as they apply to the workforce are broken.

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