July 26, 2016; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Kent County Sheriff Larry Stelma says law enforcement agencies and the private sector are dealing with a similar problem a skills gap.
… “Our recruits need to be among the best and the brightest among our citizens,” said Stelma, at a news conference at Grand Rapids Community College. “A recent poll of just our current local needs over the next four years indicates that there is not enough capacity to fill the need, to train those choosing to go into public safety as a career.”
July 26, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal
The top-10 sandwiches from this year’s Grandwich competition have been selected by voters.
… The panel of Grandwich judges represents a cross section of the city: MLive’s Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez; Valley City Linen’s Anna Anderson; Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education’s John Sebestyen and Charles Olawsky; and Grand Rapids Police Department Deputy Chief Daniel Savage.
July 26, 2016; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A proposed liberalization of the city’s food truck rules came up for a hearing tonight, drawing comment from operators who say the changes don’t go far enough and from others who cautioned the city to keep some restrictions.
… What follows is a sampling of comments from the Tuesday, July 26, hearing:
… Dan Gendler, program director for Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education
“Food trucks are going to make this city more vibrant. They’re going to broaden the culinary experience in Grand Rapids. While we need to go down this path, we do need to do it carefully so that it is good for everybody (including brick-and-mortar restaurant operators).”
July 26, 2016; The Holland Sentinel
Holland, Mich. — Having received offers to continue his collegiate career closer to his family home in Zeeland, Justin Palmbos decided he wanted to spread his wings.
… Palmbos has spent the last two seasons playing at Grand Rapids Community College, anchoring the starting rotation as its ace. He finished the season at 4-6 with a 3.96 earned run average, a MCCAA conference best 85 strikeouts and ended the campaign with an All-Conference selection.