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HR Notices From Jan. 6-7

The latest in HR notices from Michigan’s tech-focused companies, institutions and groups.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2014


Space Heater Likely Caused Michigan Ballpark Fire

Authorities say a space heater used by a work crew likely caused a fire that destroyed part of a western Michigan minor league ballpark.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2014


Fire Causes Extensive Damage To Minor League Ballpark In Michigan

A fire is burning at a minor league ballpark in western Michigan.

97.1 The Ticket–01/03/2014

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Woman Finds Snake In Couch Brought Home From Curb

She had the sofa in her Grand Rapids bedroom for about two months before the reptile emerged …

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2013

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Standby Mode An Energy Waster; Turn It All Off In 2014

Here’s an easy way to make an extra $250 in 2014: take common household electronic devices off standby mode, and instead shut them off entirely.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2013


Four Companies To Invest $35M, Add 285 Jobs In Michigan

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced approval of Michigan Business Development and Community Revitalization program incentives to four companies planning expansions in the state. The projects are expected to generate up to $35.4 million in investments and add 285 new jobs in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013


Icy Surface Blamed For 30-Vehicle Freeway Pileup

A snowstorm pushing across the Lower Peninsula is being blamed for a 30-vehicle pileup that is forcing the closing of U.S. 131 north of Grand Rapids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2013

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Anti-Blight Bills Headed To Snyder’s Desk

Michigan is close to enacting new laws to subject violators to potential jail time and streamline procedures to garnish their wages.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2013

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan Business Survey Shows Continued Slow Growth

The West Michigan industrial economy continues to grow slowly, according to the results of a monthly survey compiled by Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2013

Great Lakes Wines and Spirits Compressed Natural Gas Truck

Beverage Distributor Rolls Out its First Natural Gas Delivery Trucks in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor

Great Lakes Wines and Spirits is rolling out its first compressed natural gas trucks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2013