With the recent announcement of the 2024 Oscars nominees, showings and re-showings of the movies that received a nod from the Academy will be prevalent in the coming months. But it is important to remember that public movie showings are strictly controlled by the U.S. Copyright Act, which grants the exclusive right to authorize public showings of copyrighted works to their owners. Read this overview of how copyright applies to "public" movie showings.
The Grand Rapids Business Journal’s editors and reporters reviewed hundreds of local business leaders who made waves in 2016. After considering those who might have especially long-term effects on the West Michigan regional economy or beyond, no less than 48 finalists were named in 16 categories as “Newsmakers of the Year.” Attorney Phil Grashoff, was named in the Food Category for his formation and contributions to the Southwest & West Michigan AgriBusiness Alliance. The SWMIAA is a group of service advisors dedicated to providing the agribusiness / food processing industry sector with a one-stop shop for all of their business needs.
A breakfast networking event, attended by a packed house of business leaders, was held for the honorees at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids on January 25, 2017. Grand Rapids attorneys Krista Jackson and Kevin O’Dowd joined Phil for the celebration. Read more about the Southwest & West Michigan AgriBusiness Alliance at www.swmifood.com.