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Dick DeVos Weighs in on House of Cards, Family’s Chicago Cubs Purchase

Dick DeVos is a fan of the Chicago Cubs, but not the political drama House of Cards.

That makes sense, since his family bought a stake in the former and the family business was joked about by the latter.

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Amway’s DeVos Family Buys Stake in Chicago Cubs

Rich DeVos and his family are branching out into Major League Baseball. The billionaire Amway co-founder has bought a minority stake in the Chicago Cubs, a spokesman for the Ada-based multi-level marketing giant confirmed Tuesday evening.

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Endeavor’s Goal: Make Firms Grow

The global nonprofit Endeavor is launching an affiliate here to help firms that are on the cusp of extraordinary growth.

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Dick DeVos Shares Success of Right-to-Work at 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum

Less than two years ago, Governor Snyder and lawmakers in Lansing took a bold step, standing up for Michigan workers, standing up for Michigan jobs.

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Downtown Market One Year In

It has been a year since the market in downtown Grand Rapids opened for business. Even in the middle of a holiday weekend, the Downtown Market was still very much alive.

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Southwest Airlines’ 1-Year Anniversary at Ford Airport Marked with Lower Fares

One year after Southwest Airlines put West Michigan on the carrier’s map, recent statistics show Ford Airport prices have declined.

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West Michigan Benefiting From State Investment in FIRST Robotics Programs

In one year, West Michigan Aviation Academy’s FIRST Robotics program grew from one, 16-member team to three teams totaling 40 members, illustrating the growing popularity of the program in the region and state.

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Where Students Soar Even Without Textbooks

A Grand Rapids-area high school using flying to interest students in science and engineering. An Ann Arbor school with no textbooks and lots of hands-on learning. A high-poverty Detroit school with students dual-enrolled at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan Enters New Stage

There is a new effort to bring low-cost flights to Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Dick DeVos and other business leaders met Wednesday to announce the next generation of the Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan

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New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta – Getting it Right on Father’s Day

Doug and Dick DeVos, brothers from Grand Rapids, Mich., couldn’t have asked for a better Father’s Day gift than getting to sail with their sons, Dalton (22) and Ryan (age 23), respectively, on separate boats and against each other in the Melges 32 class.

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Amway’s DeVos Family Extends Love of Arts to Vero

There were two new faces at April’s Athena Society dinner, the annual Vero Beach Museum of Art affair where $5,000 donors vote on art acquisitions for the museum’s permanent collection.

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Class of 2014: Three West Michigan Schools Graduating Their First Seniors

Three West Michigan schools are graduating their first seniors this year, including the West Michigan Aviation Academy, founded in 2010.

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