The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Bethany Christian Services holds silent auction to benefit local refugees

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NEWS

On November 14 a silent auction will be held at the Downtown Market by Bethany Christian Services to support refugees living in Grand Rapids.


Catalyst Radio: High Five Co-op Brewery is growing membership one event at a time

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

High Five Co-op plans to employ members as brewers. The next opportunity to become a member of the brewery co-op is at its tasting event Nov. 20.


Story Matters: Alex Wells, Taylor Shannon talk about reasons for moving to Grand Rapids

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Alex Wells and Taylor Shannon, recently engaged, plan to move to Grand Rapids for the higher economic potential they find in both the restaurant and health industries.


Wealthy Theatre to host 24th annual business awards

Submitted 11-05-2013 under NEWS

The 24th annual Neighborhood Business Awards will be presented at Wealthy Theatre on November 7.


Developing the West Side

Submitted 10-29-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Founding partner of Rockford Construction Company Mike VanGessel talks about his roots on the West Side and his vision for community engagement and development in his native neighborhood.


Riveridge Produce Marketing opens orchards to Food Bank

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

Sparta-based Riveridge invites volunteers to pick apples for families at risk of hunger.


Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women recognizes outstanding women in business

Submitted 10-23-2013 under NONPROFITS

GROW recognized three business women for excellence in leadership, small business, and volunteer service.


Nonprofit leaders to be recognized at 'not another boring awards ceremony'

Submitted 10-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

YNPN.GR Leadership Awards will celebrate individuals and groups in the sector on November 7


With demand rising, Food Bank issues plea for more volunteers

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan looks for more help as food insecurity persists.


Planting party to celebrate the breweries of beer city

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NEWS

Local brewers have teamed up with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and their Urban Forest Project to create a new grove that celebrates local beer businesses.