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Economy & Business

Meet civic investor Tami VandenBerg: Investing in the other

Submitted 04-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tami VandenBerg believes that we all should have access to a great city. Her work at Well House as well as starting both The Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme are all a part of making Grand Rapids great- for all.


CMC welcomes SiTE:LAB co-founder Tom Clinton as new Executive Director

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tom Clinton has accepted a new role as the Executive Director of the Community Media Center. Clinton brings multiple strengths from past roles into his leadership of local community media.


Locally grown gourmet mushrooms on the way to consumers, restaurants

Submitted 04-08-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Urban Mushroom is growing a hobby into a full offering of gourmet mushrooms through their CSA program and the farmers market. They also have sights set on creative non-edible uses for the magical mycelium.


Invest in your community: The Rapidian to launch fund drive, celebrate civic investors

Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Without financial investment from the community, The Rapidian would no longer be able to provide access to this platform of citizen journalism for our community.


An inside look before the Morton Hotel undergoes renovation by Rockford Construction

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NEWS

Rockford Construction opened the Morton Hotel doors to the media to get an exclusive first look at rooms that haven't been seen in decades.


West Michigan Cooperative sees growth, opportunities in new space on Michigan Avenue

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NEWS

Accessibility, a convenient location and room to grow were three of the most important factors for West Michigan Cooperative (Co-op) leaders when searching for a space to call their own.


Clothing startup sends 2,900 meals to local families

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

Live. Love. Michigan. supports local nonprofits by designing and selling apparel.


GR Initiative for Leaders and Fifth Third Bank Partner to Prepare Students for Career Success

Submitted 03-31-2014 under NONPROFITS

Fifth Third Bank Employees Conduct Mock Interviews with Ottawa Hills High School Students


Street market to bring vintage charm to Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Submitted 03-25-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Our vintage street market is now accepting applications for 2014 vendors. The market, appearing on the second Sunday of each month, will include vintage furniture, clothing, accessories, kitchen goods and home decor.


FoodCircles continues to provide meals for hungry children

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NEWS

Since its 2013 launch of the mobile app that allows people to purchase a dish for $1, FoodCircles has provided 2,239 meals to children living in poverty.