Articles by Chris Knape

Health Check report provides look at impact of COVID-19 on healthcare systems and choices

People delayed care but also had increased access as a result of the pandemic.

Feb 3, 2023


Forecast for Grand Rapids economy: Slow growth, but better than national expectations

'Unexciting' isn't a bad thing as economic slowdown may lead to recession in second half of 2023

Feb 1, 2023


Secchia Breakfast Series features perspectives of executives who are new to West Michigan

Three executives shared their journeys and challenges leading companies as newcomers to the region.

Jan 27, 2023


Johnson Center releases 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2023 report

Report examines evolving newsrooms to non-profit models, how climate change is reshaping disaster philanthropy and more.

Jan 18, 2023


Seidman survey: Key manufacturing indicators end year on down note

Purchasing index reaches a 30-month low as reports on new orders and production at West Michigan manufacturers also slid

Jan 10, 2023


Military and Veteran Resource director wins national Advisor of the Year honor

Jill Hinton Wolfe received the honor from Student Veterans of America in Orlando last week

Jan 10, 2023


Army lieutenant makes history as first officer commissioned on campus

Jackson Wierenga said his reason for wanting the ceremony in Allendale was simple: 'I'm a Laker for a lifetime'

Dec 9, 2022


Grand Valley Police achieve 'gold standard' for law enforcement accreditation

Department is the only one among Michigan colleges and universities to acheive CALEA certification

Dec 7, 2022



Laker Letters unveiled as new icon, rallying point in Allendale

Louie the Laker takes wrap off 5-foot tall installation with carillon and library as backdrop

Dec 2, 2022