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Hard cider industry expanding in West Michigan

Submitted 07-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Local ciderists like The Peoples Cider Company, Sietsema Orchards, Vander Mill Ciders and Virtue Cider are all part of the growing craft cider industry.


Blue 35 creates high tech office, conference spaces for rent

Submitted 07-29-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Blue 35 offers office and conference space for a day, a month or a year- and members then have access to Bluescape, a new technology that makes real time global connectivity possible.


Supporting Our Leaders: preparing students for the future

Submitted 07-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Supporting Our Leaders, SOL, program helps students prepare for their education and gives them opportunities to explore life after high school.


6.25 Paper Studio crafts custom wedding invitations, greeting cards

Submitted 07-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Abbey Fowler of 6.25 Paper Studio creates custom design pieces on Monroe Center. The shop offers crafting classes and hosts unique parties.


Vendor Spotlight: George Wietor

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Issue Press creates handprinted artist publications with clean, minimalist designs offering a collection of carefully curated artists. He talks about running an independent publishing house, favorite spots in Grand Rapids and what documentary you should be watching.


Sweetie-licious expands pie passion to East Grand Rapids location

Submitted 07-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Linda Hundt, owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe, is opening a third location in Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids, joining Mary Ann's Chocolates.


Cupcake shop opens brick and mortar across from Pew Campus

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NEWS

Located in the Southwest Area Neighborhood, Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery specializes in gourmet cupcakes offering a unique variety of flavors.


Story Matters: Megan Clawson shares what it's like to move to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Megan Clawson and her husband chose to move to Grand Rapids out of anywhere else in the state. She shares what she's noticed about joining a new community- including a noticeable pride in products made in Michigan.


Story Matters: Amanda Lytle explains her experience as first-time Rapidian reporter

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Amanda Lytle discovered one day that she could share her love of the city of Grand Rapids by being a Rapidian reporter. Here she talks about what that was like and why she looks forward to writing her next article.


Serenity Boutique showcases distinctive summer trends

Submitted 07-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Entering their second year at the MoDiv, Serenity Boutique continues to offer a large selection of accessories.