The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Restoring the charm of old Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-04-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

616 Development restores the charm of the old Kendall building for a night of storytelling, history and celebration.

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UICA to host 25th annual Holiday Artists' Market

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

The 25th annual holiday event will be held at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art featuring regional artists.

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Cast your vote for best window display during Window Wonderland Campaign

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

Downtown area businesses get creative with storefronts for the holiday season. You can cast your vote for your favorite until December 9 to be entered into a drawing for a voter prize.

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market kicks off holidays with Winter Wonderland Open House, Very Merry Market Days

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Special outdoor shopping experiences are planned on December 7, 11 and 14.

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First Fridays on Avenue for the Arts offers chance for unique holiday shopping

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

The Avenue for the Arts organizes shop hop hours on the first Friday each month. This Friday, many businesses will be open until 10 p.m. to assist with your holiday shopping list.

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Soccer fans rally, storytellers gather at SpeakEZ Lounge

Submitted 12-03-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Eric Albertson combines his love for soccer and storytelling by catering to fans at his restaurant bar SpeakEZ Lounge on Monroe Avenue.

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Grand Rapids-based startup launches app to help feed hungry children

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

FoodCircles curates great local restaurants, and provides dishes starting at $1 online. Your entire purchase goes to charity, feeding one child in need for each $1 spent.

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Mayor answers citizen questions about our homeless population on City Connection

Submitted 12-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

In this month's edition of the live show where our mayor answers citizen questions, a Rapidian asked the mayor about the city's plans to assist our homeless population as downtown continues to grow.

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Head to Uptown for the Holiday Shop Hop

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

Uptown Holiday Shop Hop includes four business districts with free connecting shuttle services.

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Eastown Community Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Branding and Website, Fund Drive

Submitted 11-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

After evaluating 40 years of dedication to community, the Eastown Community Association has announced its new branding and website and announces its fund drive.

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