First 5x5 Event: Fire and Knife is the Big Winner

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-23-2011 under NEWS

"Relax." said Rick DeVos "This is not a competition, this isn't about business ideas and it is not a pitch night." DeVos' own latest idea, 5x5 Night drew a crowd of about 200 interested people who packed the Grand Rapids Art Museum's auditorium to...

[read more]

Judges and Projects Selected for First 5x5

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-17-2011 under NEWS

Pomegranate Studios announced today that it has selected its presenters and judges for the first 5x5 Night which is set for Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum's  Cook Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. When presentations are...

[read more]

Nominations now open for Second Annual EPIC Awards

by (GRACC)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce EPIC Awards, launched in 2010, combines three of its traditional events into one EPIC event! EPIC is an acronym for Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative, all qualities the selection...

[read more]

Startup Weekend 2011 yields nine new projects

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 01-16-2011 under NEWS

Come year three, Startup Weekend will need to upgrade its space. On Friday night, 75 participants from as far as Lansing, Mich. crammed into The Factory (38 W. Fulton), a business incubator space in downtown Grand Rapids. Participants heard 21...

[read more]

A post-ArtPrize assessment: The effects of rewards

by (pwitt)

Submitted 10-22-2010 under OPINION

Writer Alfie Kohn examines the use of rewards and presents a fascinating case for how rewards often fail, especially when the desired outcome is human quality. In his book, Punished by Rewards, Kohn outlines five reasons that rewards fail. I tried...

[read more]

Respectful and Sweet: Critical Questions from the Discussion with Tom Eccles

by (pwitt)

Submitted 09-29-2010 under OPINION

Last Friday, Sept. 25 at 5:15pm, ArtPrize hosted Tom Eccles in an informal discussion at Grid70, the new innovation lab space owned by Rockford Construction and inhabited by innovators from Meijer, Amway, Wolverine World Wide, and Steelcase. Mr....

[read more]

A SOS (Shape our Schools) Call To the Creatives, From a Creative

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 09-08-2010 under OPINION

Both Lisa Rose Starner and Seth Starner collaborated on this piece. Grand Rapids is brimming with creativity, and it's this talent that is painting a new face on Grand Rapids. These creatives aren't just relegated to the artist's studio – these...

[read more]