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Grand Rapids Public Library offers support for entrepreneurs

Submitted 01-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Small Business Resource Center at the Main Library offers classes, assists students of all ages in crafting a well-written business plan, and provides other resources for starting and growing a business.


Wayne Squires warns against potential dangers of holiday charity

Submitted 12-14-2012 under NEWS

The holidays are often a time to give to charity, but Wayne Squires believes that this form of giving doesn't really help anyone.


Global Infusion owners open up about shop's origins and future

Submitted 12-05-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The ladies of Global Infusion discuss the business' principles, as well as its transformation and future.


Catalyst Radio: GR mayor tells how new city policy is addressing wage theft

Submitted 12-03-2012 under NEWS

Mayor George Heartwell cites Micah Center study showing wage theft is a problem in the Grand Rapids area, and tells how the city is taking action to remedy the issue.


City leaders, children celebrate groundbreaking at Griff's IceHouse

Submitted 11-29-2012 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation, the City of Grand Rapids, and DP Fox Sports and Entertainment celebrate the groundbreaking of a new multipurpose room at Griff's Ice House


Calvin alumnus starts online rental review site

Submitted 11-29-2012 under NEWS

Calvin College alumnus Mike Cerny starts an online rental review site. Cerny's site is currently one of the top three rental review sites in the United States.


Catalyst Radio: Downtown Alliance highlights Grand Rapids' growth, activity

Submitted 11-14-2012 under NEWS

Downtown Alliance promotes efforts for Grand Rapids' events, new business activity, and provides downtown beautification.


Brewery Vivant pulls a pint for hunger relief

Submitted 11-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

One of Grand Rapids' salient new breweries is giving a percentage of its sales to the local food bank.


Local Elections 2012: Michigan U.S. Senate candidates respond to Rapidian questions

Submitted 11-01-2012 under NEWS

Pete Hoekstra, Debbie Stabenow and Scotty Boman answered some tough questions to help our local citizens understand who to vote for in upcoming elections Tuesday November 6.


Kent Garden Club's 13th Annual Wreath Sale to benefit multiple charitable groups

Submitted 10-31-2012 under NONPROFITS

Kent Garden Club's Annual Wreath sale proceeds to benefit the military and their families, Habitat for Humanity, Ken-O-Sha School and land-conservancy and environmental groups