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Those who have previously attended the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival (being held this year on November 18-19, 2022 at DeVos Place) may have noticed all the smiling faces offering samples of wine, beer, cider, spirits and more. What attendees may not have known is that many of these are hospitality and culinary students from Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University and the Culinary Institute of Michigan – Muskegon.

In a recent gathering at Beacon Hill's Community House, state senator Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) delivered a proclamation honoring Beacon Hill at Eastgate for "their great service and unfailing leadership in serving older adults ... and all they have done to make Kent County a better place for all its residents, especially older adults."

In June, Inforum celebrated its 60th year as a nonprofit dedicated to helping women grow and succeed in their careers.

Time is tighter than ever; volatility is endless in the face of new and unforeseen challenges, and the demands on you and your leaders seem endless.

While the focus of the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival is local restaurants and global beverage offerings, it's also a great place to mix and mingle. For some, this event even provides an opportunity for career networking.

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