Posy prepares for holiday gifting, supply chain gaps by sourcing locally

A local gifting and promotional products company is turning to its fellow community business owners to avoid shortages ahead of the holiday season.
Money

IRS: Watch out for stimulus check scammers

The Internal Revenue Service and the region’s U.S. attorney are warning residents not to share any personal account information so they don’t fall prey to scammers who may want to steal their stimulus checks.

Spectrum Health provides multilingual COVID-19 resources

Spectrum Health updated its website to include a web page in Spanish with downloadable materials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Countering pollution

How the rise of polluted water impacts our neighborhoods.

Looking forward

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss reflects on local economy, social issues and the future.

COVID-19 taking its toll on mental health

A recent study from Opinium examined the mental well-being of the public during the period of social distancing caused by COVID-19.

Mover study reveals majority leaving Michigan

A national moving company ranked Michigan the sixth most moved-from state in 2021.

Sports organizations team up to give back

The Grand Rapids Drive, Grand Rapids Griffins, West Michigan Whitecaps and West Michigan Sports Commission partnered to launch “One Team For West Michigan,” an initiative to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pharmhouse Wellness to provide turkeys for those in need

A locally owned cannabis company will host its first “Felons Feeding Families” event ahead of Thanksgiving.

Grand Rapids Drive plan donations to local organizations

A Grand Rapids sports team is giving back to those who are impacted by COVID-19.

Grand Rapids Police Department promises change

Can the police department’s new strategic plan really transform policing in a meaningful way?

Grand Rapids resident raises thousands for water security

Starting Saturday, Becca VandeGriend will be leading West Michiganders in World Vision’s Virtual Global 6K for Water, a worldwide charity event with the purpose of raising thousands of dollars in donations for the organization’s global clean water access programs.

Food bank to participate in #GiveFromHomeDay campaign

Feeding America West Michigan is participating in a national fundraising drive to help food-insecure families and individuals.

Confronting racism in Grand Rapids

Partners for a Racism-Free Community hands the baton to WMCAT.

Study: Michigan residents lose an average of $667 to puppy scams

A new study from Honest Paws found that scams involving the sale of puppies have increased 280% during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Michigan residents are one of the most impacted.

Nonprofit i understand to honor survivors of suicide loss

Ada-based nonprofit i understand on Saturday will honor International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day by holding a toy drive and delivering several charitable donations to organizations around Grand Rapids.

Nonprofit nears $500K goal for veterans-focused coffee shop

A veterans-focused nonprofit is nearing its financial goal to open a downtown Grand Rapids coffee shop in 2022.

Partners launch $5M match initiative for #GivingTuesdayNow

The for-profit arm of an area nonprofit is partnering with a pair of national organizations to launch a matching fund initiative that will be held next week on #GivingTuesdayNow.

‘Close to a breakthrough’

Researchers at Van Andel Institute have Parkinson’s in their scope.

The ethical consumer’s guide to recreational cannabis in Grand Rapids

It’s been a long and bumpy road for the cannabis plant. From being completely illegal and demonized to later decriminalized and only allowed for medical use and, finally, to the legal sale of recreational marijuana in the city.

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