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Jane C. Simons

Jane C. Simons

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Incentives offered by four West Michigan colleges are helping make a college degree more of a reality for students attending Westwood Middle School and Harrison Park School.

One Kalamazoo-based construction management firm sees opportunity by pursuing a key industry sector into the American Heartland.

A Kalamazoo-based metal and plastics recycler plans to expand its capacity at an existing site in Grand Rapids by year’s end.

BATTLE CREEK — When La June Montgomery Tabron takes over as president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Jan. 1, she joins a small but exclusive group of black CEOs in West Michigan and nationally.

Addresses in downtown Battle Creek could be among the most desirable in the city, but for that to happen, more residential properties need to be built in the area.

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County created a new initiative to help both low-income families who don’t have the means to buy their own homes and folks who can’t afford to pay for improvements.

Graduating into the work world is daunting enough for many college students, but when those students identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, the challenges are even greater.

KALAMAZOO — At the age of 30, Laura Boulding found herself a single mother with two children and no way to support them.

Two cats each named Sissy had been “Mary’s” steadfast companions through abusive relationships that finally led her to seek help at the YWCA of Kalamazoo’s Domestic Assault Shelter.

BATTLE CREEK — Reggie Mahoney’s work life gets a bit crazy every year from July through August.

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