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New app-driven bike sharing program comes to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-28-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Spokefly bikes can be used all over Grand Rapids and parked at any bike rack since the entire transaction is through the Spokefly app.


We need to stop talking about inner beauty and start teaching our girls to take action

Submitted 07-28-2015 under OPINION

A conversation about beauty - inner or outer - is a conversation about how to make yourself pleasing to others. And that’s not where we need to focus our attention.


Local market creates access to fresh food in urban neighborhood

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market, run by Our Kitchen Table, sells locally-cultivated produce and goods in the southeast community of Grand Rapids. It aims to foster social justice, with the market as just one area in which that mission is lived out.


Bliss and Vinegar offers fast, fresh food to Forest Hills

Submitted 07-21-2015 under OPINION

[Review] The healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing on time opened just months ago and focuses on quality, fresh and healthy options.


Time to review GR Forward

Submitted 07-21-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Once-in-a-generation initiative to invest in downtown Grand Rapids and the Grand River corridor is open for public review.


Power Up Tech Fair works to connect community to growing job market

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NEWS

The tech fair will bring in companies and nonprofit organizations like Fathom, Soletics, GR Current and Emerge West Michigan. Attendees will have a chance to not just learn more about the field but to network with tech leaders.


Building legacy now: GR Current works to strengthen startups, investors with impact investing

Submitted 07-14-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Grand Rapids community is known for all of its startups, entrepreneurs and impact investing. It's in our culture to give back- but how do we do it in a way that builds impact and legacy- now and in the future?


New pastry shop brings taste of France to Cherry Street

Submitted 07-07-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The newly opened Le Bon Macaron aims to create a unique, Parisian-styled experience through its food, drink and service.


With designs in the works, river restoration to move toward launch

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

The designs for the Grand River restoration project in Grand Rapids, headed by the city and Grand Rapids Whitewater, are halfway complete. Grand Rapids aims to transform into a riverfront metropolis once the project reaches completion within the next decade.


Doughnut shop's new design creates gathering space for community

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

After a change in management, Propaganda Doughnuts aims to create an inviting space while continuing its dedication to serving quality doughnuts to the Heartside and Grand Rapids communities.