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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...
FOX 17 Web ProducerA chair made by Grand Rapids-based Steelcase Inc. could cause a person using it to fall out of the chair. Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered the recall of the Steelcase Amia desk chair. The CBSC notice said that the "pivot pins...
Tags: Consumer Confidence
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...
Tags: WXMI, Comedy (genre), Florida, Entertainment, Betty White
FOX 17 News Web ProducerTaking 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...
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...
It's lunchtime on the last Thursday of 2010, and JoAnn "Jo" Stougaard is holding court at her usual corner table at Jitlada on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, as she has nearly every week since March. But this is a momentous occasion. Today, Stougaard...
FOX 17 News Web Producer - News ReporterSteelcase 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." The...
FOX 17 ReporterHundreds of jobs are coming to the City of Wyoming. Tuesday morning, Priceline.com, Inc. was approved for incentives to invest in a call center near Eastern Avenue and 44th Street. The MEGA (Michigan Economic Growth Authority) Board in Lansing...
FOX 17 ReporterDespite cuts to film incentives in Michigan director, writer, and producer Tom Norton is creating a short film called 7 Stones in Grand Rapids. Right now, inside a the Paul Building, a former Steelcase facility near Eastern Avenue and 36th Street, a...
Tags: Michigan, Movies, Television, Human Interest, Prisons
FOX 17 News ReporterA 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...
Tags: Hands, Human Interest, HIV, WXMI, Hepatitis
FOX 17 News ReporterThe Madison Square Neighborhood has been a center for revitalization on Grand Rapids southeast side. Now, there's more to celebrate: the ribbon-cutting for a new center that could help connect people with the resources they need for a better life....
Tags: Amway, Economy, Business and Finance, Business, WXMI, Marketing
FOX 17 Web ProducerRetired U.S. Army General Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright will be in Grand Rapids Monday night for the annual dinner meeting of the Economics Club of Grand Rapids. Both are making their second appearance at the club's dinner but are appearing...
Tags: U.S. Army, Colin Powell, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Bono
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