The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Brewery Vivant to celebrate five years of brewing, sustainability, neighborhood advocacy

Submitted 12-18-2015 under NEWS

The team at Brewery Vivant are inviting the community to help them celebrate five years of neighborhood commitment and future endeavors by coming in to enjoy special beer releases, food specials and live music.


Advanced Manufacturing Expo and West Michigan Works! to Hold Largest Public Technology Show in Michigan

Submitted 12-18-2015 under NEWS

Advanced Manufacturing Expo and West Michigan Works! join forces to bring the largest public technology show in Michigan to the DeltaPlex in August.


John Ball Zoo plans for growth as nonprofit

Submitted 12-17-2015 under NEWS

After a transition to nonprofit status in 2014, John Ball Zoo is looking to make park expansions and fund new projects.


West Side home prices: Blowing up or recovering?

Submitted 12-16-2015 under OPINION

Is the local real estate market out of control, or is it stabilizing? Is any housing stock left in cool, affordable, up-and-coming areas, or have investors snapped it all up? Are buyers overpaying for real estate in Grand Rapids?


City Commission to vote on GR Forward plan

Submitted 12-08-2015 under NEWS

GR Forward will head to a final vote at the City Commission on Dec. 15, following months of public forums and approval from the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Grand Rapids Planning Commission.


Just out of reach: Housing prices climb on Grand Rapids' Westside

Submitted 12-08-2015 under OPINION

Demand for student housing and revitalization is pricing out families from being able to live on the Westside. Changes in my neighborhood are evidenced in many areas, including the housing around Lincoln Park, in the John Ball Park neighborhood.


Giving great: Take gifts beyond average by supporting local, handmade this year

Submitted 12-08-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

While holiday shopping season approaches, don’t get caught in the dust with stress about where to buy unique gifts that will WOW your friends and loved ones. The Avenue for the Arts provides you with a numerous amount of options on where to shop this holiday season.


115,000 meals donated on #GivingTuesday

Submitted 12-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

Food Bank receives $28,682 through #GivingTuesday campaign, exceeding its goal.


Local brewery to host tree lighting, ornament event to raise funds for Westside organization

Submitted 12-01-2015 under NEWS

Harmony Hall brewery will be kicking off the holidays with new beers and a fundraiser for the Westown Collaborative.


Food Bank seeks 80,000 meals on #GivingTuesday

Submitted 11-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan hopes to raise $20,000 to support hunger relief in an online campaign.