The Rapidian

Economy & Business

GVSU signs lease at Downtown Market

Submitted 12-23-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Downtown Market welcomes Grand Valley State University as their newest tenant.

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Catalyst Radio: Well House 19:1 fundraiser goes through end of year, plus concert Jan. 16

Submitted 12-20-2013 under NEWS

Well House remembers homeless who have died with a ceremony at new house at 632 Cass SE on Saturday, Dec. 21at 5 p.m.

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Worsening hunger challenges Feeding America West Michigan's capacity

Submitted 12-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Food Bank launches $1.33 million campaign to increase capacity for food distribution.

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Last minute local Christmas shopping - on Etsy

Submitted 12-18-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Etsy has local listings - check out the ones in West Michigan to shop handcrafted locally.

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Local kombucha brewer stocks shelves in GR

Submitted 12-17-2013 under NEWS

Emily Helmus, owner of Bloom Ferments, has recently started selling her fermented teas to local vendors.

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We're all in this together

Submitted 12-17-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Making purchases hyper-locally keeps revenue within a neighborhood and perpetuates the vitality of the community.

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Start Garden to host update forum, presenters to answer investor questions

Submitted 12-17-2013 under NEWS

Investors and the community at large will get a chance to hear entrepreneurs talk about where they're at and where they're going.

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Eastown resident to host annual arts and crafts open house

Submitted 12-17-2013 under NEWS

Sierra Cole, a fiber artists that creates wool hats and handbags as well as mixed media wall sculptures, is opening her doors to the community for the 11th year in a row. The show includes a dozen other local artists' work.

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Story Matters: Sheila Garner watches downtown reactions change

Submitted 12-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

Sheila Garner talks about what she loves about working downtown and what she's heard from visitors to GRAM gift shop where she works. She talks about how ArtPrize visitor responses have changed over the years.

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Story Matters: Kimberly VanDriel shares what convinced her to move back to Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

Kimberly VanDriel talks about what convinced her to move back to Grand Rapids, and what work she gets to do now with DGRI.

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