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After 23 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, Jason Schenkel faced an uncertain future when he retired from the military a little more than a year ago.

World Trade Week 2016

Written by | Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:31 |

West Michigan World Trade Week is pleased to announce details of the 31st annual business conference on May 12, 2016.

Veterans In The Workplace

Written by | Monday, 11 May 2015 23:47 |

Over the next five years, up to 50,000 military veterans are expected to return to Michigan, bringing with them skills in IT, healthcare, engineering, skilled trades, advanced manufacturing and public safety, among other fields.

As a writer, I’ve been in this business long enough to know that my byline has not lured you, the reader, into this story. You’ve likely started reading this story for a range of reasons. Maybe the bold headline drew you in, or perhaps a piece of artwork enticed you to pause on this page.

The broad capabilities of West Michigan’s design community help bolster the region’s economic resilience and strengthen its manufacturing sector.

Helping the community is not just something Dolores Trese does in her free time as a way to give back. It’s a way of life.

Launch MI Lab seeks lean bioscience startups

Written by | Sunday, 09 December 2012 23:11 |

In 2010, Richard West caught the entrepreneurial bug and founded his self-described dream company, West Labs Scientific LLC.

When seasoned advisers help out startup businesses, the benefit of that relationship goes both ways, according to Kim Klap, director of portfolio relations at Start Garden.

Lean startup philosophy launches companies, products

Written by | Sunday, 09 December 2012 23:07 |

Companies can startup and launch new products while being economical with their available resources.

Having spent the first part of her career as a sales and marketing executive in the computer and software industry, Cheryl Schuch found herself looking for a change when her family moved back to West Michigan from Chicago.

What started as a surprise 40th birthday party in 2010 for chef Tommy FitzGerald has turned into an annual event benefiting many hungry children around West Michigan.


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Michigan's Healthiest Employers

Written by | Thursday, 01 November 2012 17:12 |

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Helping small businesses and startups is just what Doris Drain does.

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