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Local history buff launches Tour GR, gains traction

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Meet Jim Winslow, local graphic designer, photographer and history enthusiast. For the past three years he has been leading walking tours throughout the city and just this past June he launched Tour GR. Since then, he has done as many as 60 tours,...

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Lott3Metz architecture puts people first

by (erictank)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

For the past 13 years, Ted Lott has been evolving professionally as an architect as the city of Grand Rapids expands its growth, contributing to the progressive urban emphasis trending today. "I've always had an interest in urban design,...

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Meet civic investor Derek Coppess: Investing in community creation

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Derek Coppess wasn’t always interested in developing market rate apartments in downtown Grand Rapids. Before starting 616 Development and 616 Lofts, he had purchased over 200 duplexes as rental income and was living in Byron Center. “I...

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Story Matters: Caitlin Kennon shares her love for working downtown

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Story Matters: Sheila Garner watches downtown reactions change

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Sheila Garner sat...

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Story Matters: Kimberly VanDriel shares what convinced her to move back to Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Kimberly VanDriel...

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Story Matters: Marjorie Steele uncovers history of Kendall building

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Marjorie Steele sat...

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Story Matters: Marco Riolo shares how he fell in love with Grand Rapids

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Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Marco Riolo sat down...

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Story Matters: Grand Rapids is Kathleen Bertoldi's favorite city to visit in her work travels

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Kathleen Bertoldi...

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Story Matters: Brittany Dernberger's journey to living downtown

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Brittany ...

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