Rick DeVos

Grand Valley State University's Grand Rapids campus. Wikimedia Commons photo.

GVSU Shows Wounded Warriors That Fashion Has A Heart

GRAND RAPIDS — Five wounded warriors from across the country were in Grand Rapids last week to take part in a one-of-a-kind program called “Fashion Has Heart.” The program, created by Grand Valley State University […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2013

Rick DeVos

Start Garden project invests $2.3M in 1st year

West Michigan entrepreneur Rick DeVos’ Start Garden venture capital effort has invested more than $2.3 million in over 100 projects during its first year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

Amway executives Steve Van Andel (left) and Doug Devos reported $11.3 billion in sales for parent company Alticor in 2012. 
(Photo credit: CBS 62 Paul Pytlowany)

Amway’s Globetrotting Pays Off: 2012 Sales Top $11.3 Billion

Amway – 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.

CBS Detroit–02/07/2013

Blue Medora

Blue Medora Gets $1.25M Capital From West Michigan Investors

The Grand Rapids technology firm Blue Medora said Wednesday that it has received an additional $1.25 million in growth capital from two West Michigan-based angel investment groups, Start Garden and the Grand Angels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2013

(GM Photo)

Top Tech Stories Of 2012 In Michigan

From a cure for the flu to big start-up ventures, a $250 million wind power park, the creation of Start Garden, and more — tech news dominated 2012.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/25/2012

Event Notices From October 5-7

The latest meeting and event notices from Michigan’s technology focused companies, institutions and people

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2012

An ArtPrize 2010 installation in Grand Rapids

ArtPrize: Top 10 Finalists Unveiled For $560K Prize

These finalists were chosen from a field of 1,517 artists from 46 countries and 41 U.S. states and territories. More than 41,000 voters contributed nearly 400,000 votes.

CBS Detroit–10/01/2012

The famed Grand Hotel porch.  (credit: Matt Roush)

Michigan Matters: Highlights From The Mackinac Policy Conference

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain travels to Mackinac Island to cover the annual Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

CBS 62–06/08/2012

Former General Motors President Lloyd Reuss (L to R) his son - GM North America President Mark Reuss and Penske Corp. Chairman Roger Penske at a Wednesday, October 12, 2011 press conference where Chevrolet announced  a multi-year agreement with the Penske Corporation and INDYCAR to bring professional motorsports back to Detroit, Michigan for the first time in four years. The first Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix was held June 1-3, 2012 at the 2.1-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park road course in the Motor City. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

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).

CBS 62–06/06/2012

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson (left), Denise Ilitch and Rick DeVos join host Carol Cain to talk about Start Garden, ArtPrize, the growing role of Gen Y, President Obama and more. Watch Michigan Matters 11:30 am Sunday on CBS62. (Photo: CBS62's Greg Shattuck)

Michigan Matters: Rick DeVos Talks Start Garden And ArtPrize

He said they expected about 50 submissions a week from budding businesses and instead have received over 400 in the two weeks since launching the program.

CBS 62–05/11/2012