June 2011 News

DeVos Family Boat House dedicated at Millennium Park

DeVos Family Boat House dedicated at Millennium Park

Boating enthusiasts have a new outlet at Kent County’s Millennium Park with the formal dedication Wednesday of the DeVos Family Boat House…Windquest Group President Dick DeVos was among the local dignitaries attending the dedication and recalled his family’s memories of boating since his father, Amway co-founder Richard DeVos, bought the family’s first boat when he was about 8 years old.

Mission aviators open new Ionia school

“I love all things aviation and I can appreciate the need for aircraft to do unique and special missions,” he said. The new SMAT location is officially known at the DeVos Aviation Campus. DeVos and his wife, Betsy, who recently began the West Michigan Aviation School, donated and raised money for the new building. Though they’re not currently connected, Dick DeVos wouldn’t rule out linking the two schools at some point in the future.