March 31, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal
A regional business plan competition is back downtown tomorrow, giving more than 130 college students an opportunity to make their dreams an entrepreneurial reality.
… Students on the 52 teams hail from nine West Michigan colleges: GVSU, Kendall College of Art and Design, Davenport University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kuyper College and Hope College.
April 1, 2016; moldmakingtechnology.com
Tyler VanRee, vice president at Legacy Precision Molds Inc., is a second-generation moldmaker who is not inclined to back down from a challenging mold project. His goal is to lead his team to deliver quality molds through ingenuity, nimbleness and a dose of home-grown integrity.
… Thomas VanRee started the business in 1995 in a garage behind his home. Today, Legacy is situated on two industrial acres and operates out of a 6,000-square-foot facility in Grandville, Michigan, in the greater Grand Rapids region. The shop currently employs 13 people, including two apprentices who, when not in class at Grand Rapids Community College, are each working his way through all areas of the shop. Each apprentice spends two weeks in each department to learn its importance and how all the departments connect together. Thomas’ son Tyler, the company’s vice president, says this teaching strategy also helps apprentices discover their true skill sets so that they can further sharpen them, plus it gives them added confidence in their abilities.
FOX 17 Morning Mix
March 31, 2016; FOX 17
Jewish Theater Grand Rapids presents “For This Moment Alone,” April 7-17, 2016, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at (616) 234-3946. Box office hours are Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. JTGR performs at Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain NE, downtown Grand Rapids on the GRCC campus.