The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Brewery Vivant, Twisted Rooster fundraiser pulls thousands of meals for West Michigan's hungry

Submitted 11-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Nov. 21 tap takeover raised money for anti-hunger group Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.

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Make connections, shop, learn at Black Market

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

The Black Market is a two day shopping, educational and networking event presented by LINC and the Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses.

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Eastown Community Association to raise funds for Hub parking lot

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

The ECA and EBA board members have organized a fundraiser at Billy's Lounge to help raise the rest of the money needed for the Hub parking lot.

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GoSite coalition partners offer collaborative, community-focused programs

Submitted 11-19-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The information sharing space will serve as a central access point, highlighting many of the notable programs already in place throughout the community.

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Dwelling Place invests in Herkimer building, adds new income based housing units

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

Dwelling Place and Pine Rest CMHS team up to provide services in reconstructed Herkimer building.

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Brewery Vivant takes over Twisted Rooster to fight hunger

Submitted 11-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Twisted Rooster features seven Vivant ales, including a new seasonal heavy-hitter, to benefit Feeding America West Michigan.

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'Holiday It Forward' provides unconventional method of giving

Submitted 11-17-2013 under NEWS

Community members are passing along envelopes stuffed with cash throughout the Grand Rapids area. The envelopes are connected to Holiday It Forward, a nonprofit program implemented locally that encourages individuals to assist the needy during the holiday season.

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Story Matters: Kaiyeluh Schut describes what she loves about local South Division shop Parliament The Boutique

Submitted 11-14-2013 under NONPROFITS

Kaiyeluh Schut loves seeing the individual businesses in downtown Grand Rapids, and talks about her newest discovery: Parliament The Boutique.

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City Farmers bring fresh produce to the city

Submitted 11-14-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Vacant lots become home to small, in-city family farms

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Well House 19:1 campaign seeks to educate, offers opportunity

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NEWS

Well House is raising awareness of homelessness in Kent county with a campaign called 19:1 which reflects the ratio of vacant houses to homeless persons.

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