GRCC reports Kent, Ottawa economic impact of $447M, 8,833 jobs
Nov. 22, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College’s economic contribution to Kent and Ottawa counties totaled $447.7 million, according to an economic impact analysis released Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Construction Begun On WMU’s Grand Rapids Manufacturing Lab
Nov. 26, 2017; mitechnews.com
GRAND RAPIDS — Construction has begun at Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids regional location for a state-of the-art manufacturing laboratory.
AMP Lab @WMU, an Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory, will be built in collaboration with West Michigan manufacturers and Grand Rapids Community College to address the shortage of skilled trades and engineering employees in the region. The Lab will occupy the first two floors of WMU’s downtown Grand Rapids location, which is located on Cherry and Ionia in the city’s Arena District.
Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan
Nov. 21, 2017; michigan.gov (state press release)
LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Juan Marinez of Okemos, Carlos Pava of Grand Rapids, Ivonne Soler of Livonia, and Jesse Venegas of Royal Oak to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.
… Pava is the COO and co-founder of Voices for Health, Inc. He is a licensed trainer for the Community Interpreter International and a certified healthcare interpreter. Pava holds an associate degree from Grand Rapids Community College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from Michigan State University.
Showtime: Sunday, November 26
Nov. 26, 2017; WOOD Radio
Your daily guide to live music performances and entertainment in West Michigan, for Sunday, November 26, 2017.
… GRCC PLAYERS Spectrum Theatre, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, 616-234-3946
- Detroit ’67, December 7 to 9.
- This Is Our Youth, January 11 to 13, 2018.
- Dead Man’s Cell Phone, March 29 to 31.
Toys for Tots Drop-Off Locations – 2017
Nov. 22, 2017; WZZM
Full Toys for Tots County-by-County Drop-Off Lists 2017
… Grand Rapids Community College Exercise Science Club 111 Lyon St NE Grand Rapids
Schubert Male Chorus to perform holiday concert in East Grand Rapids
Nov. 22, 2017; MLive
The Schubert Male Chorus is inviting the community to enjoy its holiday concert, “A Merry Gentlemen Christmas.”
… A portion of all ticket sales help support the Linda and Alan Doering – Schubert Male Chorus GRCC music scholarship.
Coldwater places four on Interstate 8 All-Conference volleyball team
Nov. 24, 2017; The Daily Reporter (Coldwater)
COLDWATER — The Coldwater Lady Cardinal volleyball team had one of the most successful seasons in school history in 2017, putting together an astonishing record of 43-6-3 for the year.
… Both Jamie and Jasmine (Wellet) will continue their volleyball and academic careers at Grand Rapids Community College next year.