| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:14 AM
One thousand local volunteers will hit the streets across Kent County to pay it forward as part of West Michigan United Way’s annual Day of Caring.
Multiple events are going on throughout the day Friday to make the community better and stronger....
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:57 AM
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (AP) — Thanks to a Grand Rapids software development firm, you can now hold the booming world of Michigan craft beer in the palm of your hand.
Fusionary Media has created the "Michigan Micro Caps" smartphone game; a casual...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 3:23 PM
Hundreds of women from West Michigan listened as a young designer explained her journey from working on a class project in her grandparent's basement to help break the cycle of homelessness in her home city. "It's really amusing because I never thought it...
| Mar 16, 2010
| 8:12 AM
Put a new parade on your calendar: the City of Grand Rapids will celebrate its 160th birthday with the Founding Day Parade on May 1 at 3 p.m.
And the parade comes with a new wrinkle: a $5,000 prize will go to the best float, with the public voting in the...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 7:45 PM
Finding a job in today's economy isn't easy, but for some, finding a temp job has been the key to getting their foot in the door. Staffing Inc., a division of Axios in Grand Rapids, says its helped 300 people return to full-time work this year. The...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Steelcase will close the Kentwood East plant, cutting about 400 local jobs. In an email announcement, company spokesperson Jeanine Holquist said the move was to "align our manufacturing needs and to strengthen our long-term competitiveness."
| Sep 9, 2010
| 6:59 PM
Good food, great music: lots of people downtown Thursday night for the start of Celebration on the Grand! It's one of the biggest events held in Grand Rapids.
The three-day party is always held Thursday, Friday and Saturday after Labor Day. The event...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 3:24 PM
A non-profit organization in Grand Rapids is in the business of preventing disease by handing out syringes to drug addicts.
The program is called "Clean Works." It's a part of the Red Project Grand Rapids, and was founded back in 2000 when former...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 9:27 AM
Taking note of Rick DeVos and his idea of holding an art competition where the public uses new media to vote (ArtPrize), Men's Journal calls Grand Rapids a city where crazy ideas can take root.
As part of it's "Best Places To Live 2011" issue, the...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 7:00 PM
FOX 17 News was there when Betty White arrived at Ford International Airport. Her plane touched down from Florida on Monday evening.
The actress and comedian is scheduled to perform at Gilda's LaughFest on Tuesday evening. It's a comedy festival that...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 10:10 AM
The Davenport University Excellence in Business Dinner will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the DeVos Place Steelcase Ballroom where James P. Hackett, President and CEO of Steelcase, Inc, will be honored with the 2011 Peter C. Cook Excellence in...