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Local First hosts 13th annual Street Party, summer celebration

Submitted 05-24-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The event will feature a variety of music including headliner Joshua Davis, interactive entertainment and food for guest of all ages on Saturday, June 4, 2016.


New local company looks to bring honest conversation to public relations

Submitted 05-18-2016 under NEWS

Holly Bechiri, former Managing Editor of The Rapidian and Marjorie Steele, an independent consultant and copywriter, combine their backgrounds in writing, fine arts and marketing to form new public relations company, Honest PR + Creative.


Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace expands outdoor market to provide platform for artists, entrepreneurs

Submitted 05-17-2016 under NEWS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event, taking place Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Stamp Out Hunger racks up 108,000 lbs of food in Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Letter carriers nearly double the amount of food collected for those in need during this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.


Catalyst Radio: how cooperatives promote community-centered economic growth

Submitted 05-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Jim and Linda Jones about the local cooperative economy, including housing and food co-op opportunities.


Grand Rapids promotes job opportunities at Michigan Career Quest

Submitted 05-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids had the opportunity to reach out to thousands of students at MiCareerQuest


Rapids restoration plan - what's next?

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here is what is on the horizon for the Grand River Restoration process


Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

Stamp Out Hunger organizers hope to collect 70,000 pounds of food for West Michigan families in need.


When free college is not enough

Submitted 05-03-2016 under OPINION

Free college alone is not the cure to poverty. To address one inequity, we must address them all by authentically engaging those who have been marginalized. Only then is there hope for inclusive growth that benefits all.


Local co-op seeks to bring full service grocery store to central Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Food Co-op Initiave explains their goals, how grocery co-ops work and look to increase membership.