The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Grand Rapidians asked to pressure Senator Stabenow to support fair farm rules

Submitted 09-27-2011 under NEWS

Food & Water Watch met Tuesday to encourage activists to call in to Senator Stabenow and ask her to support the Fair Farm Bill campaign.


Pulitzer prize winner details discrimination against women

Submitted 09-27-2011 under NEWS

Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, spoke at the Diversity Lecture Series at Fountain Street Church, spoke about equitable rights for women as a worldwide issue, not just a women's issue.


Former manufacturing employees shake off the "RUST"

Submitted 09-26-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Years after assembly plants close, the question of "so now what?" still lingers in Michigan. Stories of those affected are turned into a play by Austin Bunn, "RUST."


Local baker inspired to make "organic" a cornerstone of her business

Submitted 09-15-2011 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Erika Jane Hanson of Oven Mitt Bakery talks about how she got started creating treats for Rowster coffee shop and what she envisions for the future of her business.


Brick by Brick: Grandville Avenue is Redone

Submitted 08-19-2011 under NEWS

The work on Grandville Avenue include re-paving of the brick street which is done by hand.


CityFlats Hotel: The First Guest Tells All

Submitted 07-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

CityFlats, Grand Rapids' newest hotel welcomes its first guest


Former Perkins employees stay strong, re-enter the working world

Submitted 07-04-2011 under NEWS

Grand Rapids workers lose jobs, some move on to better things while others still struggle with what comes next


Pictures of the Kindel Furniture Factory fire

Submitted 05-09-2011 under NEWS

A large fire broke out at the Kindel Factory on the 1600 Block of S. Division


O'Connor's Home Brew Supply to celebrate grand opening Saturday

Submitted 04-29-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Midtown's newest neighborhood shop is about to be officially, officially open for business and looking to initiate novices into the popular DIY hobby of home brewing


Entrepreneurs are Rapidians, too.

Submitted 04-27-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian is preparing to welcome local business participation through specialized underwriting, funded reporting and local marketplace section.