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Trivalent Group promotes John Hey to Chief Operating Officer

Trivalent Group promotes John Hey to Chief Operating Officer

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Trivalent Group, Inc., one of Michigan’s largest IT solution providers, announces the promotion of John Hey to Chief Operating Officer.

"The promotion of John Hey is in recognition of his significant contributions to our growth and success and positions us for greater opportunities in the future," said Trivalent Group CEO Larry Andrus. "As our chief operating officer, John Hey continues along the path of ever-increasing responsibility he has achieved since joining us as Trivalent’s first LAN network engineer, in 1992," Andrus said. Hey, a Trivalent partner, was previously Chief Services Officer.

A graduate of Grand Valley State University, Hey has also earned the Certified Business Continuity Planner credential.

For more information on Trivalent Group, visit http://www.trivalentgroup.com/.

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

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The Meijer Simply Give program – held three times a year – generated nearly $6 million in 2014 for food pantries throughout the Midwest, bringing the program’s overall donation total to nearly $14 million since it began in November 2008.

The retailer’s most recent campaign, which ended in January, was the most successful holiday campaign in the program’s history, resulting in a total of more than $1.8 million for hungry families.

My Town: Specialty crop grant opportunity

My Town: Specialty crop grant opportunity

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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams today announced new opportunities for Michigan businesses thanks to the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ag Marketing Services. The program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan’s specialty crops. Grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than 3 p.m. on March 26, 2015 by submitting them to MDA-grants@Michigan.gov.

My Town: Battle of the Buildings energy reduction competition expands for second year

My Town: Battle of the Buildings energy reduction competition expands for second year

Registration is officially open for Michigan commercial and industrial buildings of all sizes interested in joining the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan's (USGBCWM) second annual Battle of the Buildings competition. The statewide competition is an expansion of the Battle of the Buildings that started in West Michigan last year.

Battle of the Buildings is an awards and recognition program for energy use reduction. The competition is a way to encourage energy-efficient practices in buildings across the state of Michigan and to instill a spirit of friendly competition among the area’s building owners and operators. Steelcase, Western Michigan University and Nichols have already committed for the 2015 competition totaling over 3,000,000 sq. feet.

My Town Jenison: Culver's restaurant owner says goodbye

My Town Jenison: Culver's restaurant owner says goodbye

JENISON, Mich.—Community members are encouraged to stop in at Culver's restaurant Tuesday, Jan. 13 and say goodbye to owner Mavis Byers.

Byers handed over the keys to the popular Jenison restaurant Dec. 30.

A popular Jenison restaurant is changing hands.  She opened the restaurant just over a decade ago.  In that time, she has also become a pillar in the community, creating the Jenison Street Dance, organizing the Memorial Day Parade, and serving as a board member for the Grandville Jenison Chamber and Kenowa AMBUCS.

My Town: Chase Bank closing a dozen branches

My Town: Chase Bank closing a dozen branches

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—Many Chase Bank customers will have to travel farther to attend to their accounts in person.

At least a dozen Chase Bank branches at Meijer stores are closing, after both companies agreed to cut ties. In a response sent to WZZM 13, a spokesperson for Meijer says “circumstances have changed and we mutually agreed to end the relationship.”  The decision comes just a couple years after Meijer announced Huntington Bank branches would be opening at some of its stores.

The following Chase Bank branches are expected to close:

My Town: West Michigan Community Bank names new vice president- Grand Rapids market manager

My Town: West Michigan Community Bank names new vice president- Grand Rapids market manager

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (West Michigan Community Bank)-- West Michigan Community Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeremy Deutschmann to Vice President - Grand Rapids Market Manager.

Jeremy has more than 14 years of commercial banking experience and has spent the last 10 years at West Michigan Community Bank, most recently as Vice President of Commercial Banking. Jeremy’s office is located in downtown Grand Rapids at 177 Ottawa Ave. NW.

Headquartered in Hudsonville, West Michigan Community Bank has five branches throughout West Michigan.