The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Kids to learn bike safety, receive free helmet at annual event

Submitted 06-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Young professionals from BL²END will be running the Bike Helmet Block Party to encourage bicycle safety this Saturday at the Salvation Army.

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The Factory offers coworking space for entrepreneurs

Submitted 06-26-2013 under NEWS

As the technology and web development industries grow in Grand Rapids, The Factory connects entrepreneurs in a "coWorking," "coLearning" environment.

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Downtown greening reduces crime, draws customers, adds beauty to our environment

Submitted 06-25-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Creating great places can start with something as simple as planting flowers. Downtown Grand Rapids wants people to feel welcome, safe, and even healthier through greening and beautification efforts.

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Self- made Foremost Barbershop wants to hang out

Submitted 06-20-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

New barbershop with an old-time feel wants to be an easy, comfortable place for men to get their hair cut.

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Madcap Coffee Company launches Zero Waste program

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NEWS

Madcap is working with two Grand Rapids businesses to ensure a more environmentally-friendly disposal of its material waste.

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Eat.Shop.Rock. to celebrate local economy with food, music

Submitted 06-18-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Eastown, Wealthy, East Hills and East Fulton Districts are to be vibrant and lively this Thursday during the Uptown Eat.Shop.Rock event.

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Parking meters to get a raise

Submitted 06-17-2013 under NEWS

The Parking Commission has voted to increase rates of on-street parking meters while rates in downtown ramps will stay the same.

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Clean up Eastown

Submitted 06-17-2013 under NEWS

Eastown Business District needs volunteers to help spruce things up on Friday afternoon before their big event, Bizarre Bazaar.

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Volunteers, sunshine brighten this year's Festival of the Arts

Submitted 06-13-2013 under NEWS

This year's festival featured large crowds, sunny weather and many volunteers.

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Lend a hand at the Downtown Market

Submitted 06-10-2013 under NEWS

Outdoor Market needs friendly faces and helping hands to assist shoppers and vendors on market days

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