GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) — West Michigan is blessed with partnerships that bring positive impact to the community. Whether in education, health, or even environmental settings, we know these entities selflessly give to create lasting impacts for others. As the eighth annual Connecting With Community Awards is now here, we are thrilled to recognize those who have inspired and brought forth a positive change!We are looking for partnerships who have offered a long-lasting impact within our community. This isn’t limited to just businesses and nonprofits either; we recognize that big efforts can come from individuals too!>>>NOMINATE HERE TODAY<<<You could be the implementer for an after school learning program, a developer for a special needs summer camp, or even an initiator for a resource drive resulting from a natural disaster. Regardless, we would love to hear your how you have made an inspirational difference within the community. Do you know of a community partner who would be a good candidate? Let us know! We’d love to hear their stories also!The deadline for nominations is February 25th. Of the submissions, eight will be selected and featured on our 24 Hour News 8 throughout the months of March and April. An honorary celebration will also take place May 13th as we pick the winner of this year’s 2016 Connecting With Community Awards.