The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Experience Grand Rapids' new program seeks to reach out to visitors

Submitted 12-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Experience Grand Rapids has recently joined a national hospitality program called Certified Tourism Ambassadors for better tourism experiences.

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Beerhorst family to welcome community into home

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

The Beerhorst family Christmas art show has evolved over the course of 22 years.

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Mid December Holiday Art Thing: no holiday craft stuff here

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

This art exhibit features a short but respectable list of artists working in a variety of media.

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More art, more shopping at Urban Lights event

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

Avenue for the Arts presents Urban Lights, a one day event where shops on the Division Avenue corridor extend their hours for holiday shopping.

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Story Matters: Marjorie Steele uncovers history of Kendall building

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Marjorie Steele dove into the city archives to learn all about the Kendall building and the man who built it. Learn more about this iconic building at the corner of Fulton and Division.

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Story Matters: Marco Riolo shares how he fell in love with Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Marco Riolo grew up in Grand Rapids. After living elsewhere as an adult, he moved back to the city thinking it would be just a launching pad to a larger city. Instead, he fell in love with the changes he's seen and decided to make Grand Rapids his permanent home.

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Story Matters: Grand Rapids is Kathleen Bertoldi's favorite city to visit in her work travels

Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Kathleen Bertoldi admits that when she first started traveling to Grand Rapids for work, she found the city to be a bit dull. Now, though, she finds a vibrancy and energy that makes it one of her favorite cities to visit.

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Story Matters: Adam Bird sees positive strides, areas for growth as downtown development works towards critical mass

Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Adam Bird talks about what elements could help downtown Grand Rapids meet critical mass so that it can survive and thrive moving forward.

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Story Matters: 7th generation Grand Rapidian Jim Cox sees vitality in city today

Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Jim Cox's family moved to Grand Rapids around 1850. Watch Jim talk about how his family has seen the city grow and change throughout the years.

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Downtown Grand Rapids Inc joins efforts of several groups under one roof

Submitted 12-04-2013 under NEWS

The recently formed Downtown Grand Rapids Inc hopes to increase efficiency and communication to further improve downtown.

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