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WALT GUTOWSKI RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM RIGHT TO LIFE OF MICHIGAN

 

Grand Rapids, MI – June 21, 2011 -- First Ward City Commissioner Walt Gutowski Jr (http://www.waltgutowski.com) received the endorsement of Right to Life of Michigan PAC yesterday. This is one of the most coveted endorsements of the 2011 primary campaign.

 

Gutowski is a 49-year old west side native. He earned an Associate’s degree in liberal arts from Grand Rapids Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in business from Aquinas College. Gutowski is owner and president of an award-winning small business, Swift Printing & Communications.
 

“I have enjoyed giving back to the community during my first term as a commissioner,” said Gutowski.

What Does Public Transportation Say About The Community It Serves?

What Does Public Transportation Say About The Community It Serves?

By Seth Horton

What public transportation says about the community it serves

When some people think about public transportation, they might think people who ride buses have no other transportation alternative. If that's your thought, you might want to take a look at who's riding the bus these days.

Yes, public transportation does serve a need for those without options. But let's think of public transportation as less of a need and more of an opportunity for the whole community. Today, public transportation speaks volumes to how a community prepares for sustainable success and growth, how much the community values effective planning and shows that it is seeking many avenues for an improved economy.

Sustainable success and growth

Yonker honors local business owner for contributions to gender, racial equality

Yonker honors local business owner for contributions to gender, racial equality

News Release:

State Rep. Ken Yonker and other West Michigan lawmakers this week honored local business owner Bing Goei, who received the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce's Diversity Visionary Award.

Goei, the CEO of Eastern Floral and founder of the Goei Center which nurtures local businesses owned by women and minorities, has served as a leader in business and his community for years.

"Mr. Goei is a role model in our community," said Yonker, R-Caledonia. "He is precisely the type of leader we can look to for an example of how to run a business and how to support the community. He's a model for integrity in business and in his personal life and I'm very happy that the chamber gave him this honor."

Yonker and some of his fellow representatives presented Goei with a tribute from their state offices, "in recognition of the tireless work that Bing Goei has done to promote racial and gender equality in West Michigan."