East Hills to host third Made in Michigan Day April 25

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

The East Hills Business District is hosting its third Made in Michigan Day on Saturday, April 25. There will be a scavenger hunt showcasing local stores and products. Scavenger hunt participants will use a card and look for a Michigan item in one of...

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Entrepreneurs encouraged to collaborate, experiment in Incubator Kitchen

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are redefining West Michigan’s economy. With the rise of venture capital funds, business accelerators and shared workspaces, an entrepreneur can find financing, get advice and have a location to start any...

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Essence Restaurant Group focuses on "farm-to-fork," sustainability year-round

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

When it comes to local food, the Grand Rapids food community believes in sourcing food locally and being smart about the food that is used at home and in the restaurant.  Every year during the winter, Michigan crops decrease significantly and...

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Street Party

by (svanderberg)

Submitted 04-01-2015 under

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Catalyst Radio: North Kent Community Services helps rural area residents with basic life needs

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-04-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear about the extensive array of services being provided by North Kent Community Services in rural areas of the...

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Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Nourish Organic Market prides itself on being the 3rd best place to get food- next to having a personal garden and buying directly from a farmer. What started as an online store called Artisan Food is now a market that connects with farmers to...

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Foodie Film Series to include food tastings, demonstrations, panel discussions

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Downtown Market is kicking off their new year with a host of new classes and events. To mix up their usual lineup, the market is now offering a documentary screening once a month called the Foodie Film Series.  Shannon Sadoski,...

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Marie Catribs serves sustainability

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marie Catrib’s is known for their Mediterranean influenced meals all made from scratch, but there is another element at the heart of their food. “When you make food for people you have to do it with love and a good conscience,”...

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Café Louis brings new life to local dry cleaner

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Sheldon Dry Cleaners is working to breathe new life into their dry cleaning business: they have just opened a café inside their new laundry room. In addition to expanding their Grand Rapids headquarters to include a laundromat, the dry cleaning...

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Food Bank client conquers chronic illness with nutrition

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Streams of Hope, a partner agency of Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, is helping clients manage chronic illnesses through exercise, nutrition, and encouragement. Learn more about the Nutritional Options for Wellness program at...

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