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Varnum selected as Top Diversity Focused company

Varnum selected as Top Diversity Focused company

The Varnum law firm was recently honored as the top Michigan-based Diversity Focused Company By Corp! Magazine, after initially ranking among 26 companies being recognized for their commitment to diversity. The award was announced Sept.10 at the 8th annual Michigan Salute to Diversity Awards, honoring businesses, organizations and business leaders who have displayed significant achievements in diversity within their organization or the community.

The award recognized Varnum's strong commitment to diversity and inclusion as evidenced by several unique programs and policies, including:

  • Varnum appointed a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion attorney (2013 Corp!

Rockford Construction opens model apartment as leasing office at the historic Morton

Rockford Construction opens model apartment as leasing office at the historic Morton

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 – Beginning Wednesday, September 24, Rockford Construction will open an apartment leasing office at the 91-year-old historic Morton Hotel located at 70 Monroe Center. The leasing office, located on the ground floor of the The Morton, features a full-size living area and kitchen, similar to those being constructed in the building’s upper floors, and is located within a newly constructed glass storefront making the site highly visible from Monroe Center. Individuals wishing to lease apartments or commercial space in The Morton will be able to begin securing reservations.

Once opened, the Morton will feature at least 100 market-rate apartments, ground floor retail and restaurant space, and opportunities for a variety of users.

WMU-Cooley Law School Dean, Tracey Brame, Honored as one of the "2014 Women in the Law"

WMU-Cooley Law School Dean, Tracey Brame, Honored as one of the "2014 Women in the Law"

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL DEAN TRACEY BRAME HONORED AS ONE OF THE “2014

WOMEN IN THE LAW” BY MICHIGAN LAWYERS WEEKLY
Brame chosen as one of 30 honorees, which include two WMU-Cooley graduates, at 2014 event

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – WMU-Cooley Law School Assistant Dean and Associate Professor Tracey Brame was chosen by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 30 Women in the Law in 2014 and honored at a September 11 luncheon in Troy, Mich. The Women in the Law program is dedicated to saluting high-achieving women lawyers in Michigan and their accomplishments.

Dean Brame came to WMU-Cooley Law School in February 2006 from Legal Aid of Western Michigan, where she was a staff attorney. When she joined the law school, she advised and represented low-income clients on family law, housing, and consumer law issues.

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

Aquinas College Presents "Save a Life Tour"

Aquinas College Presents "Save a Life Tour"

Aquinas College Department of Campus Safety, has chosen to do something about the problems that kill or injure thousands each year; Distracted Driving and Drinking and Driving! The Save a Life Tour is a six-hour high impact anti-texting/distracted driving and anti-drinking and driving program.

This huge multi media event features no holds barred video presentations coupled with two multi-million dollar simulation experiences like nothing you've ever seen. One simulator features texting and driving and the other drinking and driving.

Wege Center at 1607 Robinson Rd SE in Grand Rapids, will host this event on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

The National Save a Life Tour has been endorsed by high schools and colleges across the country and by all the branches of the Armed Forces, along with many insurance companies and hospitals nationwide.

Article: from a division of Kramer

Jumping ship: Why some local leaders are leaving the corporate world for the social sector

Jumping ship: Why some local leaders are leaving the corporate world for the social sector

By Melinda Clynes
This story originally appeared in Rapid Growth

Thriving cities benefit from a mix of for-profit and nonprofit leadership, and Rapid Growth is taking a look at some West Michigan leaders who have left the corporate world for work in the social sector.

OPINION: Michigan, Our Great State

OPINION: Michigan, Our Great State

Michigan, our great state. Whether we realize it or not, we really do have a great state.

Granted, we had an unusual winter this past year but then again, have you ever seen the grass and trees so green before? Even people returning from Florida this year have commented about everything being so green!

Despite all of the good things, I still hear people complain about it either being too cool, too cloudy, too hot, etc. To those people I say, maybe it’s time for you to move to a perfect climate, wherever that may be.

I love Michigan and all it has to offer. We have the Great Lakes, a treasure on their own. I used to have an older friend, Bill Hickey, who had apple orchards.

He told me, “You will never, ever find an apple as snappy when you bite into it as a Michigan apple in the fall, because of the Great Lakes.”