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Bartertown builds success on vegan offerings, local food, cooperative management

Submitted 03-18-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Bartertown Diner's collective management style and advocacy of vegan and vegetarian cuisine provides an interesting look at the restaurant business.


Possible arrival of Trader Joe's, Whole Foods sparks ongoing discussion

Submitted 03-14-2013 under NEWS

Owners of two Grand Rapids markets offer their views on Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, and what our community and local businesses need to thrive.


Urban Herd fights hunger

Submitted 03-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, March 11, Gazelle Sports and Trillium Haven held a 5K to raise money for Feeding America West Michigan.


New building marks new era for Acton Institute

Submitted 03-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Acton staff look forward to using new location and its resources to fulfill think tank's mission


Local First works to inspire, build relationships with upcoming event

Submitted 03-12-2013 under NEWS

Local First will host their 5th annual Sustainable Business Conference on March 27. Speakers from Brewery Vivant and Founders open the conference; keynote speaker is Vice President of King Arthur Flour.


City hopes to extend Revision Division project

Submitted 03-11-2013 under NEWS

The Downtown Development Authority discusses the results of Division Street lane changes


Re-envisioning the Avenue: new membership requirements signify more cohesive era.

Submitted 03-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

“It's an indication that the Avenue is growing and developing into a legitimate organization of talented, motivated artists who want to share what they do," says Amanda Carmer of Craft House gallery.


Grand Rapidians ride Sea to Sea to fight local, global poverty

Submitted 02-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Sea to Sea 2013 Bike Tour is a nine week, 3,900-mile cycling trek across North America designed to raise awareness and funds in support of those living in poverty around the world.


Celebrate our community's unsung heroes

Submitted 02-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

Family Futures seeks nominees for 25th Annual Service to Children Awards


Catalyst Radio: Sustainable Streets Task Force charged with finding solutions for GR

Submitted 02-22-2013 under NEWS

With Grand Rapids’ streets deteriorating rapidly, the Sustainable Streets Task Force reports to the city commission on the severity of the condition and on possible funding approaches.