GRCC In The News, 7-19-18

100 new jobs in Holland company expansion
7/18/18 WOOD TV
HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — JR Automation is investing $4 million to expand in Holland, creating 100 jobs.
… Grand Rapids Community College is contributing $500,000 from the Michigan New Jobs Training Program and West Michigan Works! is providing $50,000 in training grants and workforce support to prepare the 100 new workers JR will hire.

JR Automation to invest $4 million in Holland expansion
7/18/18 mibiz.com
HOLLAND — JR Automation Technologies LLC plans to invest $4 million into its facility in Holland Charter Township.
… As part of the investment, the Lansing-based Michigan Economic Development Corp. awarded the company a performance-based $800,000 Michigan Strategic Fund grant. Zeeland-based Lakeshore Advantage assisted the firm in working with local resources at Grand Rapids Community College and West Michigan Works!, according to a statement.

JR Automation: $4 Million Upgrade, 100 Jobs
7/18/18 WHTC
HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) — JR Automation, a Holland-based manufacturer of custom automation technologies, is expanding its facilities in Holland, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday.
… For training support, Grand Rapids Community College has offered $500,000 from the Michigan New Jobs Training Program. This program is designed to provide funding for training employees hired into new jobs paying at least 175 percent of minimum wage. The program allows for creative training options for their employers.

Plan ahead and check out Restaurant GR Week Menus for 2018
7/18/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – We’re just three weeks away from the kickoff of Restaurant Week GR 2018.
… RWGR not only promotes the Greater Grand Rapids culinary scene but has also provided over $143,000 to students through an endowed scholarship fund at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Participating locations donate $1 for every Restaurant Week GR meal sold.

Restaurant Week GR serving up specials
7/18/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
More than 70 restaurants are ready to participate in Restaurant Week GR.
… Restaurant Week GR promotes the greater Grand Rapids culinary scene, and it has also provided over $143,000 to students through an endowed scholarship fund at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

4 Democrats vie for Kent County Commission’s 12th District seat
7/18/18 MLive
KENTWOOD, MI — With longtime Kent County Commissioner Harold Mast not seeking reelection, a host of new challengers have entered the fray for the seat covering parts of Kentwood and Wyoming.
… (Katy) Steele-Barone, 36, is a graduate of Grand Rapids Community College, where she studied criminal justice and business administration. She currently serves on the board of the Wyoming Housing Commission.

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