Interview With Jim Bruckbauer of the Michigan Land Use Institute

Submitted 05-01-2011 under NEWS

  On Tuesday, May 3rd, voters in Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming, Grandville and Walker will vote on a millage to increase service on The Rapid, the area's public transit bus service.  To help voters who may be...

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

Submitted 04-29-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The Pyramid Scheme isn’t the only brew-related grand opening this weekend as Midtown’s newest neighborhood business, O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply (613 Lyon NE), will host its official grand opening tomorrow morning. The O...

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[HISTORY DETECTIVES] Historical transit decision comes full circle with May 3 millage

Submitted 04-29-2011 under OPINION

A portion of the vintage footage featured in the video is from a film made in the 1920s. That promotional film was made by the Grand Rapids Railway Company, the private corporation that controlled the transit in the city. In the beginning of the...

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Pyramid Scheme to have soft opening tonight and surprise concert tomorrow

Submitted 04-27-2011 under NEWS

Grand Rapids music fans, wait no longer. In a surprise twist, the much anticipated Pyramid Scheme - the city's newest music venue - will be open for a soft launch tonight and will host a test-run concert tomorrow evening. The venue, located at...

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Entrepreneurs are Rapidians, too.

Submitted 04-27-2011 under OPINION

Since the early months of the Rapidian, the question has been asked: "How can the local business community can be involved with the Rapidian?" Now that traffic has increased and participants multiplied, the near whisper has turned into...

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Catalyst Radio: Home Repair Services fostering DIY culture among homeowners

Submitted 04-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (9:32) On the corner of Division and Highland sits a pale pink, art deco building which houses Home Repair Services. The organization started in 1979 with home repair house calls for low-income families and has grown into six additional...

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Steelcase Team Unveils Design Ideas for Well House

Submitted 04-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

Read Part I: Steelcase Designers Offer their Skills to Well House By: Teresa Zbiciak, Volunteer Center Program Assistant    In the living room of an old house – one of three owned by Well House—five 4-foot-by-8-foot Inspiration...

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Literacy Center offers current learners free course in financial literacy

Submitted 04-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

In recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, the Literacy Center of West Michigan has offered a math and reading course in financial literacy to their current learners. The free course, funded by National Human Resources Development (NHRD),...

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GR Gets Bike Friendly

Submitted 04-20-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

When Josh Leffingwell and Tyler Doornbos met for the first time, neither one of them imagined they’d become immediate friends, let alone business partners. However, as the conversation and ideas started rolling, so did the premise for...

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GR Chamber & Davenport partner to bring tuition discount to members and dependents

Submitted 04-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

One of the best economic development tools is a well-trained, educated workforce.    Davenport University and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to help educate West Michigan’s workforce through a new program...

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