• Inspirational Programs

    Inspirational Programs

    August 14, 2014

    Programs deliver inspirational results to local youth By Janaesha Glasco Music and dance are not only inspirational but also a way of life. The programs 3:11 Youth Housing, Girls Rock Grand Rapids (GR!GR) and Dance Spire show that music and dance can help inspire teens in the Grand Rapids area. All the programs help build […]

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  • Bank donates land for Habitat for Humanity

    Bank donates land for Habitat for Humanity

    June 11, 2013

    Mercantile Bank of Michigan donated three vacant lots in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood to the Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.  According to mLive, the donations will be part of Habitat Kent’s initiative to revitalize five West Side neighborhood over the past two years. This initiative will serve a total of 200 families through housing construction and rehabilitation and […]

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  • Michigan Veterans

    June 9, 2013

    For years, Michigan veterans’ issues sat on the back burner in the public policy realm, despite their high unemployment rate and poor use of veterans’ benefits. Reps. Santana and David Knezek announced last month that they’re leading a Democratic task force to identify ways to better serve veterans. They’ll travel the state and speak with […]

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  • Veterans Show Their Heart

    June 1, 2013

    Fashion Has Heart Introduction   With Memorial Day’s recent passing, the nation remains acutely aware of its veterans – especially those hailed as wounded warriors. These brave men and women gave their all for this nation and paid heavy tolls for their sacrifice: life-long injuries and debilitation. Through the pain and frustration of rehabilitation, these […]

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