Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place, can add another award to her mantle. Klohs was named the 2017 Business Person of the Year by the Economic Club of Grand Rapids this spring. She was presented the award at the Economic Club’s annual dinner on Monday night. The award honors West Michigan executives who have made significant community contributions, are supportive of the local business community and have been recognized as a leader both in the business world and the community.
The long-time president and CEO of Michigan’s largest banking company is stepping down. David Ramaker, who has served in those roles at Chemical Financial Corporation, since 2002 is set to retire in the third quarter of 2017. Ramaker has also served as president and CEO of the corporation’s subsidiary, Midland-based Chemical Bank, since 2001. David Provost has been named president and CEO of the corporation, and Thomas Shafer will serve as president and CEO of Chemical Bank.
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, or GRO, said last week it added Lakeshore Opticians in East Grand Rapids, at 717 Bagley Ave., an independent eye care provider operating since 1966, to its group and its Great Lakes Management Services Organization. The office will be re-christened as Lakeshore Eye and renovations to update the interior will begin this summer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".