Comprenew rewards businesses for qualifying IT equipment to support low-income families

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 01-19-2021 under NONPROFITS

Comprenew is a local nonprofit electronics recycling and data security company committed to keeping electronics out of landfills and providing families in-need access to technology. Since its founding in 1986, Comprenew has recycled over 50 million...

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Amidst COVID stay-at-home, Books and Mortar fights to stay in the game

by (JJ Kaufman)

Submitted 04-07-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Like the rest of us, Jenny Kinne was shocked as she watched COVID-19 effectively shut down Grand Rapids. But maybe a little less shocked than the rest of us. “I'm a bit of a news junkie,” said Kinne, 29, who owns and operates...

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Grand Rapids restaurants offering carryout and delivery services amid COVID-19-related shutdowns

by (Brett)

Submitted 03-18-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

In light of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's March 16 executive order to shut down dine-in services at all restaurants and ban gatherings of more than 50 people amid the COVID-19 outbreak, restaurants in Grand Rapids are offering carryout, delivery,...

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Students Explore the Business of Software Development with the Grand Rapids Public Library and Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 09-11-2019 under NONPROFITS

Students participating in the Be A Boss program this summer at The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) learned about more than software development and entrepreneurship, they learned how to work together. “The hardest part of developing the app...

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Students to learn how to design and sell their own apps

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 05-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes and the Grand Rapids Public Library are teaming up for Be a Boss Camp this summer! For 8 weeks, students will get to craft their entrepreneurial skills; everything from research &...

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JA of the Michigan Great Lakes Hosts Inaugural Pitch Competition for High School Students to Compete for Over $3,000 in Scholarship Awards to Grand Rapids Community College

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 05-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Last week, Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes hosted its inaugural JA Pitch Day event, held at Consumers Energy’s John. G. Russell Leadership Center, where two teams shared the top honors of the following awards: Best Business...

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City Connection - Business Development with AJ Hills

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-01-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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Junior Achievement is helping to change the problem of women in STEM

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 01-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) readiness research shows that nearly 1/4 of all job in the United States require a high level of STEM knowledge. Growth in these positions is set to considerably outpace non-STEM jobs in the future....

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Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes Helps Fourth Graders Run School Wide Flea Market

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 12-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Fourth grade students at Wealthy Elementary put on a school wide Flea Market to sell their homemade goods. Students have been learning about economics in their Social Studies classes, along with Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers coming to the...

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Grand Rapids brothers create local social app to strengthen community

by (Mikayla Balk)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The founders of Grand Rapids social app Yote seek to not only bring more technology companies to GR following their new artificial intelligence, but they also have another vision in mind. They see loneliness as a widespread force of unhappiness that...

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