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Grand Rapids kicks off #SupportOurGRBiz challenge
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Grand Rapids kicks off #SupportOurGRBiz challenge

The City of Grand Rapids and a host of community partners have started what they hope becomes a viral campaign to support local businesses during the holiday shopping season. The campaign includes self-recorded videos that showcase local businesses and a challenge to multiple friends to do the same.

Kent County Health Department issues public health warning
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Kent County Health Department issues public health warning

Dr. Adam London, administrative health officer at the Kent County Health Department, has issued a public health warning and strong guidelines aimed at curbing community-wide spread of the coronavirus in Kent County and preventing another economic shutdown.

MDHHS issues three-week epidemic order amid fall COVID-19 surge
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MDHHS issues three-week epidemic order amid fall COVID-19 surge

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. The order takes effect on November 18, 2020 at 12:01 AM and remains in effect through December 8, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Michigan health department announces new capacity restrictions
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Michigan health department announces new capacity restrictions

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has announced new capacity restrictions on indoor gatherings, effective immediately.

Navigate 2020: When Culture Goes Digital
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Navigate 2020: When Culture Goes Digital

For the majority of 2020, companies across Michigan have been pivoting in a big way. Offices are no longer the communal spaces they once were. Teams big and small have transitioned to remote work; an entirely new landscape for some businesses.

State and local collaboration brings new Perrigo North American Corporate headquarters to downtown Grand Rapids
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State and local collaboration brings new Perrigo North American Corporate headquarters to downtown Grand Rapids

Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan State University, Rockford Construction, and the City of Grand Rapids, announced that global self-care provider, Perrigo Company plc, will establish its new North American Corporate Headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids.

Birgit M. Klohs Fellowship announced by Michigan Economic Developers Association
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Birgit M. Klohs Fellowship announced by Michigan Economic Developers Association

The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) recently announced the Birgit M. Klohs Fellowship. Birgit Klohs, President & CEO, The Right Place, Inc., first joined MEDA in 1977 when she worked for the Berrien County Economic Development Corporation and was one of MEDA’s first three female members.

German American Chambers of Commerce awards The Right Place for Excellence in Economic Development
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German American Chambers of Commerce awards The Right Place for Excellence in Economic Development

The German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs) has awarded The Right Place the German American Business Award in the category of “Excellence in Economic Development.” This award recognizes the highest accolades in German-American business and showcases the strength of German-American trade.

The Right Place, Inc. named Corp! 2020 Salute to Diversity Award winner
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The Right Place, Inc. named Corp! 2020 Salute to Diversity Award winner

Well-known business publication, Corp! Magazine, has named The Right Place, Inc. as one of its 2020 Salute to Diversity Award winners.

Economic Development Leaders for Michigan Form Partnership to Accelerate State Economy
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Economic Development Leaders for Michigan Form Partnership to Accelerate State Economy

Economic developers from across the state recently partnered to form Economic Development Leaders for Michigan (EDLM) to protect and advance economic development initiatives through direct legislative advocacy as the state forges ahead in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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