(Don't) Follow your passion

by (sassaria)

Submitted 12-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Hello, Grand Rapids classes of 2015! You’re going into your last semester as a high school student. The world is waiting out there. Many people will want to give you advice about what to do with your life. You’ll hear it everywhere. It...

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Meet civic investor Ben Oliver: Investing in voice

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-18-2014 under VOICES

Prior to his move to Grand Rapids, civic investor Ben Oliver attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. “During my time there I was focused on getting good grades, developing my intellect and discovering myself and my personal...

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Meet civic investor Roberta King: Investing in passion

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-16-2014 under VOICES

Since its conception in 2009, The Rapidian has come to be "one of the boys" when it comes to local media. Civic investor Roberta King was a part of its launching process and remembers the early days fondly. "There were a lot of people...

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New HSWM Executive Director Trudy Ender is all in when it comes to serving

by (mullmer)

Submitted 06-05-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

A bright red male cardinal perched himself on the sill outside Trudy Ender’s office window at Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM). He tapped his beak on the glass to get her attention. “Sue Ann had a window feeder and the birds don...

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