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The twenty-third annual Huntington Pillar Awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 14 will be the site of award winning recognition. Attend the luncheon at the JW Marriott Hotel International Ballroom where the Women's Resource Center will present the 2012 recipients, Aquinas College, Axios, and Herman Miller. These West Michigan employers demonstrated committment to empowering women at work through best practice strategies. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit comprehensive employment programs provided by WRC for disadvantaged women. Tickets are $50 per person. Purchase them online, or contact Sharon Caldwell-Newton for more information. Source: Women's Resource Center Read more...

Go Red for Women

Thursday, 16 February 2012 11:42
A Luncheon sponsored by Go Red for Women will be held on Friday, February 24 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Noto's Old World Italian Dining & Banquet/Conference Facility. The event kicks off with a series of lectures. From 9:30-10:30 a.m., breakout sessions will allow attendees to learn how to live a longer, healthier life. From 10 a.m.-12 p.m., bid on items from local merchants in a silent auction. A medical panel will speak on heart-health from 10:30-11 a.m., and from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. keynote speaker Dr. George S. Abela will give a lecture on heart disease and stroke risk. Abela… Read more...

Dancing with the Local Stars

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 09:46
The Women's Division Chamber of Commerce Muskegon presents "Dancing with the Local Stars" at the Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor February 23-25. Proceeds will benefit West Michigan-area food pantries. Performances will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., and performaces start at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets for $40 per person. Saturday Matinee: Social begins at 12 p.m. and preformances begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. The Women's Division Chamber of Commerce donated more than $114,000 to thirty-three Muskegon area food pantires as a result of their "Dancing with the Local Stars" fundraiser… Read more...

Valentine's Day Not Just for Lovers

Wednesday, 08 February 2012 11:44
Don't have a date for Valentine's Day? Make plans to attend "In the Heat of Passion: Femmes Fatal" murder mystery event at San Chez on Friday, February 10 at 7 p.m. San Chez and MP Talent Management Group collaborated on the event that includes a full-course tapas meal served at 7:30 p.m. and interaction with West Michigan's own Red Hand Company theatre troupe. Tickets are $55, call 616-774-7284 or go online for reservations. Come for a night of solving mysteries, great food, and mystifying celebration. MP Talent Management Group is a women-owned business in Grand Rapids. Photo: Kathi B. Read more...

Money Saving Mondays in Hudsonville

Thursday, 02 February 2012 10:08
Make Monday your day to shop in Hudsonville. Chamber of Commerce businesses are working together to offer residents and visitors special deals every Monday beginning February 6. "The businesses have put together an excellent package of deals that I'm confident will be of interest to shoppers," says Michelle Fare, executive director of the Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Money Saving Mondays offer discounts at Chamber businesses like Community West Credit Union, Life Family Chiropractic Centres, Farmer's Co-Op, and more. For a complete list of participating businesses, visit the Hudsonville Chamber website.  Read more...

World Famous Art Exhibit Comes to GR

Monday, 30 January 2012 10:17
Inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg is coming to Grand Rapids, Michigan this spring. The Grand Rapids Art Museum will host the Synapsis Shuffle exhibit, its third stop after hitting New York and Paris. An artist of all trades, the late Robert Rauschenberg was a sculpter, painter, draftsman, photographer, performance artist, coreographer, theater designer and printmaker. Works by Rauschenberg's contemporaries will examine his artwork related to the American twentieth century on February 3- May 20. Alongside this exhibition will be an exploratory display of Rauschenberg's own work from his Las Angeles workshop, Gemini G.E.L. Beginning in March through May, a participatory exhibition… Read more...

aimWest Presents Raising an Entrepreneur

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 08:33
Learn how to foster an entrepreneurial culture in an evening of networking and discussion. AimWest presents Raising an Entrepreneur, with guest speakers Fred and Christina Keller tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center. Fred Keller, founder of Cascade Engineering in 1973, raised a family of business savvy daughters. While focusing on values, leadership and community, the Keller women developed an entrepreneurial drive. Christina now leads a business unit within the company. Attend Raising an Entrepreneur to develop a business sense that can be passed on to the next generation. When: January 25, 2012Time: Networking begins… Read more...

Cash Mob Unites Community

Monday, 23 January 2012 13:55
West Michigan Jobs Group presents a Cash Mob February 3 from 5-7 p.m. at the Century Club Center in Muskegon. The mob's purpose is to bring awareness to locally owned businesses and to give these stores an economic boost. The community is welcome for an evening of shopping, networking and fun. The Century Club Center was formerly Hegg's Furniture Gallery. It now houses many smaller boutiques. Bring at least $20 cash to spend at any of the stores within the center. Businesses include: Hegg's Furniture Outlet Center Turquoise Boutique PKS Photo Tile Art Mamaca's Baklava McDonald's Candies Crystal Images USA… Read more...

Winter Fest Raises Money for Servicemen

Monday, 16 January 2012 09:29
Quaker Steak & Lube Grand Rapids will host the First Annual Winter Fest Run/Walk on Saturday, January 21. The race will begin on The Lube's patio at 11 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m. Runners and walkers will participate to support service men and women. All proceeds will be donated to Project Red, White and Blue. All ages are encouraged to participate. Registration is $15. Forms are available at Quaker Steak & Lube, Zaggers or Boondox. Collect pledges from family and friends. For each lap completed, pledges will be multiplied. Runners and walkers must wear shorts, but hats, mittens, socks and… Read more...

LaughFest Tickets on Sale Tomorrow

Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:33
Lovers of comedy will enjoy the nation's only community-wide festival of laughter this March at the Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids. Ticket reservations open at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Ticket prices vary by show. March 9: Premium seating to see Whoopie Goldberg starts at $57.50. March 12: Kathleen Madigan will be back a second year to amuse crowds. Tickets for her reserved-seating show at the Fountain Street Church are priced $27.50-$37.50. March 14: National touring comedy shows "Don't We Boys," and "Peter 'n Chris" will perform a double sketch feature at the Ladies Literary Club. Tickets are $15. March 17: River… Read more...