Michigan's 1 Percent: Forbes Lists Local BillionairesSo, who's the top of the heap? In Michigan, it's Amway co-founder Dick DeVos, who is worth an estimated $5.1 billion.
Amway's Globetrotting Pays Off: 2012 Sales Top $11.3 BillionAmway – which started as “American Way” – defied the odds and grown each year. The company is owned by the two families -- among the wealthiest in Michigan.
Michigan Matters: Right To Work DebateMichigan went from being home of the UAW and stronghold of the labor movement to becoming the 24th state in the union to adopt Right to Work legislation. This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with one of the architects of the campaign.
Michigan Matters Voter Issues: Proposal 2, ElectionThis week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain gets background on Proposal Two, the issue that deals with unions, the state, and our constitution, from Dick DeVos, President of Windquest Group.
Michigan Matters: Businesses In Cities, Gov. Rick SnyderThis week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain travels to Grand Rapids for the West Michigan Policy Conference and talked to four business and government leaders in the state about issues impacting our state and the importance of cities.
Gilbert, DeVos, Loepp Talk Up Cities! Want to lure more young talent to the Motor City and places like Grand Rapids and Lansing? Bring them in as interns and you create an environment where they are more willing to consider staying.
Plans Move Ahead For $22M Japanese GardenThe Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park plans to start construction in mid-July on a $22 million Japanese garden on its West Michigan grounds.
For DeVos, Reuss & Penske: “Like Father, Like Son”DeVos was voted into the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) prestigious Hall of Fame in 1979 for efforts to put Amway on the map. (Jay Van Andel was inducted into the exclusive club in 1987).
Which Michiganders Made Forbes' Richest List?-A few Michigan business owners are among the richest people in America.
GOP Mitt Romney: Causing Waves In MichiganRepublican Mitt Romney gets applause from Mich. Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer who mentioned his bold leadership as the former Mass. governor worked both sides of the aisle for health care.