business

12:59 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Ottawa County Economic Development Agency Picks Executive From Kalamazoo as Next President

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Jennifer Owens has been a vice president at Southwest Michigan First
Jennifer Owens has been appointed as Lakeshore Advantage's next president.She replaces Randy Thelen at the helm of the local nonprofit organization that's responsible for helping propel economic development throughout Ottawa County, its board of directors announced this morning."I'm honored to become part of a collaborative community that supports and fosters business growth and look forward to working with area leaders to help maximize this positive momentum," Owens said.
SW Michigan
12:09 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Michigan Business Leaders Urge Ban on Gay Discrimination

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A group of Michigan business leaders says the state should ban job discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The Gongwer News Service says Business Leaders for Michigan announced the proposal Thursday. It wants protections for gay and lesbian job seekers added to the state's Elliott- Larsen Civil Rights Act. It prohibits discrimination because of race, religion, gender, national origin, or disability. The group says extending protections for sexual orientation would help improve Michigan's business climate.

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1:57 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

General Motors CEO Faces Tough Questioning Before Senate Committee

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Senators from both parties asked difficult questions of Mary Barra
Washington — The head of a Senate panel blasted General Motors Co. for a “culture of cover-up” for failing to take action to fix defects earlier in the recall of nearly 2.6 million cars linked to 13 deaths.
8:37 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Despite Weather, Holland Will Have Tulips for Tulip Time

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Temporary greenhouse will guarantee tulips in May
Two years ago, April 1 had an entirely different feel.There were already bright spring colors in Holland and people were wondering if it would last for Tulip Time.
8:33 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

General Motors CEO Tells Congressional Committee Company's Culture Has Changed

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Mary Barra testified Tuesday before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, the chairman of the full House Energy and Commerce Committee that is investigating the recall, called the hearing today 'a first step in our quest to find out what went wrong.'

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