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Haworth’s waste reduction initiatives pay off

Haworth’s waste reduction initiatives pay off

Written by  Carl Dunker

HOLLAND — While many companies may think of recycling as just a method to keep the environmentalists at bay, Haworth Inc. has found that, in fact, the practice pays off.

At least, that’s according to Bill Gurn, facilities maintenance manager at Haworth.

“A lot of businesses question if recycling pays,” Gurn said. “Bottom line is that recycling makes you money.”

Gurn has the data to back up his claim. In 2011, Haworth made a net profit of $1.4 million through its zero-waste-to-landfill program. Additionally, the company recycled 53 million pounds of different types of waste material while sending only 3 percent of waste to be burned in a waste-to-energy plant, Gurn’s least-favorite method of removing waste from landfills.

New Book Defines Modern-Day “Spiritual Orphans” and Recommends How to Find The Way Home

New Book Defines Modern-Day “Spiritual Orphans” and Recommends How to Find The Way Home

A brand new book has just been published by Zondervan entitled Sons & Daughters: Spiritual Orphans Finding Our Way Home, by pastor Brady Boyd.  The book both defines and distills the problems of modern-day “spiritual orphans” in society and gives residents on Michigan’s west coast opportunities to express views about fears of being judged, accepting change, messing up in life, growing from mistakes, being proud of who they are, accepting grace, plus learning to celebrate life.

In the book, Boyd states:  “If you were to put your ear to the ground of modern culture today, you would hear the agonized cries of an orphan heart:  Doesn’t anybody notice me?  See me?  Value me?  Want me?  Is there anywhere for me to belong?

Allied Busines Services, Inc. names as one of 2012 best places to work in collections

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (October 30, 2012) – Allied Business Services, Inc. was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Collections by insideARM.com and Best Companies Group. The Zeeland, MI based company is owned and operated by Scott Prince of Holland and will celebrate its 60th year in business in 2013.

Tech firm offers an app for what’s on tap

Tech firm offers an app for what’s on tap

Written by  Mike Brennan

HOLLAND — Aaron Brummitt is a big craft beer fan, so big that he and two like-minded buddies came up with an idea to create a software application that would alert people when a new brew was tapped at their favorite pub or brewery.

TapApp was born.

A year later, version 1.0 is telling smartphone users what beers a participating bar has on tap. The app lists beers on tap, styles, descriptions of the beers, events, and more, depending on what the publican wants to tell patrons. Within the app, the user can also get to the bar’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and even pull a news feed from the bar or brewery using the application.

Turn your Halloween Candy in to Great Lakes Dental

Turn your Halloween Candy in to Great Lakes Dental

Great Lakes Dental Excellence of Muskegon will host Operation Gratitude, an event that sends a taste of Halloween to our troops currently serving overseas, starting the day after Halloween.

 

 As part of a Halloween Candy Buy Back program, every pound (up to 5Lbs) of unopened candy brought in to GLDE will result in $1 given back to those donating. All candy received will go directly to the troops along with toothbrushes provided by GLDE.

 

“We are doing this event because we want to show our support for our troops as well as give them the chance to enjoy the holidays as much as we do,” said Rosie Reilly, Dental Assistant at GLDE.

Doug Hekman named 2012 Small Business Person of the Year

Doug Hekman named 2012 Small Business Person of the Year

The Michigan West Coast Chamber recognized Doug Hekman of Quincy Street, Inc. as the 2012 Small Business Person of the Year.  The award was presented during the October 9 Early Bird Breakfast at Hope College’s Haworth Inn & Conference Center. 

Each year nominations are solicited for this prestigious award for companies that meet the following criteria: