The Rapidian

Economy & Business

"It's priceless, and it's free"

Submitted 01-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

One young woman's journey to a career helping others, a story that would not have happened without the DREAM Act and an employment coach turned friend.

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Black Eagle Trading Post sets up shop on corner of Fulton and Jefferson

Submitted 01-14-2014 under NEWS

Jefferson Avenue's newest tenant mixes screen printed clothing with antique paraphernalia to create unique corner shop.

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Innovation through collaboration: Life at The Factory

Submitted 01-14-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Factory, a quickly growing coworking and colearning space in downtown Grand Rapids, is designed to facilitate collaboration, openness, community, accessibilty and even serendipity.

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Just Economics

Submitted 01-13-2014 under NONPROFITS

Just Economics: A five-session process for faith communities, commons, taxes, poverty, wealth, simple, sustainable, Dominican center, Marywood,

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Register for Startup Weekend hosted by the Factory

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

The international entrepreneurial workshop Startup Weekend will be hosted by the Factory in Grand Rapids.

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Harmony Brewing Company sets sights on former Little Mexico building

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

Bear Manor Properties is in negotiations over the purchase of the former Little Mexico location.

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Healing a citi(zen)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Moving beyond mere utility towards aesthetic is vitally important in creating a healthy city.

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What is the current standard of living in Grand Rapids?

Submitted 01-07-2014 under OPINION

While Grand Rapids experiences a new rebirth, what is the actual standard of living for average Grand Rapidians?

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Propaganda Doughnuts opens for business

Submitted 12-30-2013 under NEWS

After a longer than anticipated wait, Propaganda Doughnuts finally opens doors to offer classic French patisserie doughnuts on South Division.

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Duba & Company works to supply Grand Rapids with rare breed heritage meats

Submitted 12-30-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Jeff Duba, proprietor of Duba & Company, perpetuates family legacy by purveying top quality artisanal meats to West Michigan.

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