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Grand Traverse Distillery to bring artisan spirits to Downtown Market

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NEWS

With craft distilleries making a splash in the local culinary and agro-tourism scene, Grand Traverse Distillery will set up shop in Grand Rapids' Downtown Market this holiday season.

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Renowned urbanist to kick off Speaker Series this Thursday

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NEWS

GR Forward will host a series of five speaking engagements open to the public. The first, entitled "Planning with Bold Vision," will be lead by Jennifer Keesmaat, the Chief Planner for the City of Toronto.

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Tanglefoot Studios to host annual holiday art sale

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NEWS

Popular locale Tanglefoot Studios has been hosting its pop-up gallery show for more than two decades. This year marks 23 years of holiday shopping tradition.

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Imagination Creations Hair & Vintage celebrates decade of success

Submitted 11-18-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

As Imagination Creations approaches ten years of business, owner Heather McGartland shares what it takes to be successful and sustainable as an independent shop keeper.

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EatGR, FoodCircles ask West Michigan to raise forks for hunger relief

Submitted 11-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

By encouraging people to dine out at local restaurants, the two groups hope to raise enough money to buy Feeding America West Michigan a new forklift.

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Catalyst Radio: Jazz & Justice concert Sat. Nov. 15 features Grupo Aye, Immigration Reform

Submitted 11-14-2014 under NEWS

Hope Church on Kalamazoo Avenue is presenting monthly concerts as conversation starters to support local artists while promoting discussion around issues that impact the local community.

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Second annual Black Market event to include awards presentation

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

The Black Market event provides a chance for patrons to purchase goods from area Black businesses out of a pop up shop hosted at LINC. The event is scheduled to include the inaugural Black Business awards ceremony at the Harris Building downtown.

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Window Wonderland Competition to light up downtown for holiday season

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

Holiday window displays will light up downtown in the second annual Window Wonderland Competition.

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Grand Rapids GiveCamp gives free websites and more to 15 non-profit organizations

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

During one weekend, 140 technology professionals donated their time and talents to provide free technology solutions to non-profit organizations in need.

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LINC celebrates Southtown Square

Submitted 11-04-2014 under NEWS

LINC Community Revitalization celebrates Southtown Square ribbon cutting with Mayor and Community Development groups from across the state. The facility will house 24 low income households and offer 6,000 of commercial space for local businesses.

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