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New craft beer bottle shop opens downtown

Submitted 03-21-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Craft Beer Cellar opens their thirty-first bottle shop in Grand Rapids, brings a broad beer selection to the downtown area.


Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Minnie Dentmond

Submitted 03-20-2017 under NEWS

In this five-part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 1.


'Championing female leaders of color in West Michigan'

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Shannon Cohen and Patricia Sosa VerDuin presented "Invisible Walls, Ceilings and Floors" on March 2 and 16, 2017 detailing thier research about the experiences of women of color in leadership.


Trade expert addresses rhetoric vs. reality of global trade, U.S. jobs.

Submitted 03-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, March 20, at Aquinas College, Jeremy Haft discusses “Is it all Politics? Trade and U.S. Jobs". Haft is an adjunct professor at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business. He is the author of "All the Tea in China", a primer on how to do business in China.


Local painter to host art sale in support of hunger relief

Submitted 03-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will donate proceeds from his three-day art sale to Feeding America West Michigan.


New web show holds first live taping event

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The new web show Mixed Reviews Grand Rapids will tape its next episode, about gentrification in Grand Rapids, in front of a live audience this Thursday at Long Road Distillers.


The Rapid should make it easy for people to get their change back

Submitted 02-28-2017 under OPINION

I take The Rapid everyday to and from City Middle High School. I should not have to worry about not getting my money back as cash if my bus card does not work.


Workshop by GVSU United Students Against Sweatshops chapter questions hedge funds, university spending

Submitted 02-27-2017 under NEWS

University USAS chapter hosted a workshop to encourage students to use their power to create change.


Dr. Arthur Brooks misses mark in speech on poor feeling 'needed' versus eliminating poverty

Submitted 02-22-2017 under OPINION

Colleagues from EquityPAC attended the Evening at Acton which featured Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. and President of the American Enterprise Institute. The event was on Bringing America Together: Restoring Optimism, Unity, and Opportunity.


Free seminar series jumpstarts food entrepreneurs with advice from industry experts

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

In March, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will present its first-ever Recipes for Success series, a three-week program designed for food entrepreneurs. The free educational seminars are aimed at providing industry insight to budding and accelerating food entrepreneurs.