One Good Thing: Grand Rapids Community College holds clothing drive
Dec. 13, 2019; WZZM
“And now for the last ‘One Good Thing of the Week’ – someone or something that makes Grand Rapids a great place to live. Living in a northern climate, we see clothing drives a lot of times during the winter. I want to highlight one of them today. This one was put on by one of our local colleges, and by all measures, it looks like it was really successful. Grand Rapids community College held a one-day clothing drive and collected everything you see here. They asked people to drop off gently used winter items at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, and they set aside time for anyone who needed something, either for themselves or their kids, to stop by and pick it up. Winter’s tough – we know it – and sometimes people need a little help to get through it. So GRCC and the people who put on the drive and everyone who donated to that winter clothing drive gets today’s One Good Thing.”
Ionia County Sheriff’s Office adds three deputies
Dec. 14, 2019; Ionia Sentinel-Standard
IONIA — A desire to work with the community is the main focus for the three newest deputies at the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office.
… (Prentice) Carter, 25, graduated from the Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy in 2015. He has worked stints at the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and Lowell Police Department before coming to Ionia County. He began on Monday, Dec. 9.
… (Jayson) Tovar, 22, grew up in Belding and graduated from Belding High School in 2015. He graduated from the GRCC Police Academy in April. Ionia County is Tovar’s first gig.
In the business of rejects
Dec. 13, 2019; Grand Rapids Business Journal
Two brothers who grew up during the age of Amazon are making a living off its excess.
Ross Kunzi, 22, who is a 2018 graduate of Grand Valley State University, and his brother, Blake Kunzi, 20, a current student at Grand Rapids Community College, opened Grand Rapids Liquidators on Sept. 14.