Good News and Success

Apr 26, 2017

Good News and Success, a monthly conversation with guests who are doing great things in the community. Rhoda Kruezer and special guest Bret Emerson from Commtech Design join us.

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A new study breaks down the effectiveness of Michigan's Right to Work law. We also discuss how local businesses are tackling the opioid epidemic and the impact proposed White House budget cuts could have on West Michigan's medical research. / DonkeyHotey

The Michigan Municipal League is hosting public forums talking about the state’s system for funding municipalities that it believes is broken. The MML says mayors have consolidated services saving taxpayer dollars but more needs to be done.

During its Save MI City stop in Grand Rapids, WGVU spoke with the Michigan Municipal League about the fallout from the Great Recession and how decreases in revenue sharing are impacting cities across the state.

West Michigan’s economy returned to double-digit growth in February and that trend continued into March. WGVU breaks down the latest Supply Management Research survey.

The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum annual luncheon happens Monday, to include keynote speaker Paul Murray, VP/sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Shaw Industries. We speak to Paul.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Apr 7, 2017

Cake in the house. Nothing Bundt Cakes opens its first location in Michigan, in GR. Looking to give back to the community. We speak with the owners  Christine and Scott Vogel.

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State regulators have dropped a 1979 rule that generally required a half-mile distance between liquor retailers.

The Detroit News says the change by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission occurred Thursday.

A trade association that represents stores has filed a lawsuit, saying the commission was required to hold a public hearing.

Auday Arabo, president of the Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, compared the commission's actions to that of a dictator.

Guests from the Seidman College of Business join us to discuss their happenings. Shorouq Almallah, director of the Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, joins us today to talk about upcoming MWest Challenge.

The Right Place

Mar 21, 2017
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Monthly we speak with guests from The Right Place.  Birgit Klohs joins us today to talk about a new strategic plan, 4 new projects, and incentive legislation in Lansing.


Dubbed the largest, most advanced data center campus in the eastern United States, the former Gaines Township Steelcase Pyramid has been transformed into the Switch Pyramid data center and it’s now open for business.

The first phase of the renovation is complete at the Switch Pyramid in Gaines Township providing 225,000 square feet of data center space. Over the next 10 years the build out will deliver a 1.8 million-square-foot data center campus.