The Rapidian

Economy & Business

A Watershed Moment: National sustainable business conference comes to Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-16-2012 under NEWS

On today’s episode Elissa Hillary, Executive Director of Local First, discusses the upcoming tenth annual BALLE Conference

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Start Garden planted

Submitted 04-26-2012 under NEWS

Rick DeVos unveiled the details of his $15,000,000 venture capital fund on Thursday morning.

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Grand Rapids restaurants give back during Dining Out for Life fundraiser

Submitted 04-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids joins more than 55 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada in Dining Out For Life® event.

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Celebration Cinema ready to build downtown

Submitted 04-11-2012 under NEWS

60,000 sq.ft. proposal would mean more than just movies for the downtown area.

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Grand Rapids vies for $1M grant in Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign

Submitted 04-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

Users can cast daily votes for Grand Rapids on Walmart's Facebook page.

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Proposal aims to bring casino to downtown Grand Rapids

Submitted 04-06-2012 under NEWS

Statewide group is hoping to change the state constitution to allow for more casinos.

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Central District Cyclery brings bike shop convenience downtown

Submitted 03-30-2012 under NEWS

"Spinfully good" new bike shop offers maintenance and rentals as well as ordinary and custom build bikes to downtown cyclists.

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Changing the world through design

Submitted 03-27-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Seth Starner explains how storytelling, visualization, and a walk through the art museum are central to business innovations.

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The Spoke Folks: Cooperative biking community

Submitted 03-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Jay Niewiek looks to further The Spoke Folks, a cooperative biking community with the intentions of engaging and supporting the biking community and making biking affordable and available for all people in Grand Rapids.

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Cuts to library, public goods hit home

Submitted 03-12-2012 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Public Library is one of many local institutions receiving less public funding. Cuts to public goods have seemingly become an accepted inevitability.

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