GRCC In The News, 7-23-18

Restaurant Week cooks up creative menus
7/20/18 Grand Rapids Magazine
Menus are available now for the more than 70 participating restaurants. In addition to unique offerings like Amore’s White Lasagna with S & S Lamb, Farm Country truffle cheese and mushrooms and Grove’s BBQ Beef Tongue with charred tomato polenta, marinated raw vegetables, husk BBQ, masa naan, and crème fraiche, diners will also be able to choose the new Chef’s Choice option.
… Restaurant Week benefits the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, with $1 from each Restaurant Week meal sold going to the endowed scholarship fund. Over $143,000 has been raised from past Restaurant Weeks.

Taste your way through Restaurant Week Grand Rapids
7/20/18 WOTV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – Restaurant Week GR will kick off in three weeks, August 8 through August 19, for 12-days of creative dining out and culinary exploration by the public. Each of the restaurants participating have created tantalizing menus that the public can view online at
… 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 each donate $1 for every Restaurant Week GR meal sold at their establishment.

Change Ups: RWGR offers new Chef’s Choice
7/20/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
The Aug. 8-19 Restaurant Week Grand Rapids will feature a third Chef’s Choice option that will be available during the 12-day culinary event. RWGR offers three options and price points: two courses for $15 per person (available lunch and dinner); two courses for $25 per person (dinner); and Chef’s Choice for over $25 per person (dinner). The Chef’s Choice option is intentionally structured with very few guidelines for restaurants to follow. The only limit is the imagination of the chef. Participating restaurants donate $1 for every RWGR meal sold to the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education scholarship fund.

MiBiz Growth Report: July 23, 2018
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 23, 2018.
… Expansion: JR Automation Technologies LLC plans to invest $4 million into its facility in Holland Charter Township. The investments in renovations, new computers and I.T. by JR Automation, a manufacturer of automation technologies, are expected to create 100 high-tech jobs, according to a statement. The 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 is owned by New York-based private equity firm Crestview Partners.

JR Automation expanding Holland facilities
7/20/18 The Holland Sentinel
JR Automation announced plans to expand its facilities in Holland, selecting its Holland facilities over a competing site in Tennessee.
… Grand Rapids Community College has offered $500,000 from the Michigan New Jobs Training Program to fund training for employees and Lakeshore Advantage worked to assemble local resources for the project by contacting Holland Board of Public Works to inquire about available incentives, drafting a letter of support for the project, and then connecting with Holland BPW once the company confirmed its plans.

Inside Track: Compassionate educator comes ‘full circle’
7/20/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Mary Ruth Scholz feels like she has come full circle in her role as the first executive director of Noorthoek Academy.
Noorthoek is a 30-year-old nonprofit that partners with Grand Rapids Community College to give a nondegree-seeking college experience to adults with learning challenges and other intellectual disabilities.

Candidato a la junta de fideicomisarios del GRCC realiza acto de recaudación de fondos
7/20/18 El Vocero
Carlos Sánchez candidato a The Board of Trustees for Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), en español Junta de Fideicomisarios de GRCC, celebró el martes 17 de julio, un evento para colectar fondos y al mismo tiempo para registrar personas para votar, en el salón de actividades de Lindo México Restaurante.
(Carlos Sanchez candidate for the Board of Trustees for Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) held on Tuesday, July 17, an event to collect funds and at the same time to register people to vote, in the classroom of activities of Lindo Mexico Restaurant.)

2 Democrats vie for nomination in Kent County Commission’s 6th District
7/20/18 MLive
WALKER, MI — Two Democrats are competing for their party’s nomination to represent the 6th District on the Kent County Board of Commissioners.
… Pamela DeGryse, 63, is retired from Grand Rapids Community College.
… He (Raymond E. King) graduated from Grandville High School in 2017 and is currently studying political science and sociology at Grand Rapids Community College.

New but known
7/20/18 Daily News (Greenville)
BELDING — Optimism and skepticism is always in the air before each basketball season. Much is the case for Belding’s girls varsity basketball program, which once again has a new coach.
… (Shad) Breimayer, an insurance agent with Alliance Financial & Insurance out of Lowell, and his wife, Shawn, have a son, Kyran, a freshman, and two daughters, McKenzie and Hallee, who both have graduated from Belding and have been playing at the collegiate level, with McKenzie just finishing her career at Aquinas College and Hallee heading into her second year with the Grand Rapids Community College basketball team.

Grand Rapids rapper Steven Malcolm’s rise to star of Christian hip hop: Local Spins on WYCE
7/20/18 Local Spins
Steven Malcolm didn’t set out to be a Christian rapper, let alone a rising national star in the genre.
Indeed, the Grand Rapids artist and Wyoming Park High School graduate initially set his sights on being a basketball player and maybe earn a criminal justice degree at Grand Rapids Community College.