The Rapidian

Economy & Business

East Hills food tour promotes local food and businesses

Submitted 09-25-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Purchasing and eating local food is a lifestyle choice adopted by many. For some individuals, knowing where to start can be the most difficult part. Tasty Adventures Food Tours aims to take the guesswork out of taking the first step.


Goodwill Industries Eliminates Wastes, Benefiting Local Community

Submitted 09-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids works to eliminate waste from unsold donations


Lights in the Night: Where hope takes flight

Submitted 09-19-2012 under NEWS

ArtPrize entry will be releasing thousands of lanterns into the Grand Rapids skyline at dusk on Friday, September 28.


Million Meal March raises $48K ahead of Saturday hike

Submitted 09-12-2012 under NONPROFITS

Sponsors have contributed over $48,000 as Feeding America West Michigan prepares for Sept. 29 hike.


Catalyst Radio: DDA's Kris Larson enthused about Grand Rapids' future

Submitted 09-07-2012 under NEWS

Kristopher Larson, new executive director for the Downtown Development Authority, is optimistic about Grand Rapids' assets and potential.


GROW participant uses improvisation in business settings

Submitted 08-24-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Former GROW participant, board member and president Mary Jane Pories has taken what she learned from the classroom to uphold Fishladder Inc., an innovative business for the past 13 years.


Local First kicks off Eat Local Challenge, reporters to share experiences

Submitted 08-15-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Local First is encouraging Grand Rapidians to take the 10x10 Pledge. Rapidian reporters are invited to add their experiences and could win a pair of tickets to Fork Fest for their contributions.


Fishing and entrepreneurship: Miles Smith and the BAHRS

Submitted 08-09-2012 under OPINION

Miles Smith's unconventional journey to creating The Break Away Hook Release System (B.A.H.R.S)


Dance program makes art more accessible to children

Submitted 08-06-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Families with children who have always wished to dance, but have not been able to due to time or monetary constraints, may now able to experience the art form. Hearts in Motion offers a new type of dance studio.


Maru Sushi to open in East Hills

Submitted 08-01-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Robert Song, owner of Maru Sushi in Okemos, plans to go back to the basics and focus on quality food and the customer experience in the opening of his new location.