The Rapidian


Red Cross Tornado App keeps GR residents ready for storm season

Submitted 05-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Smartphone tornado early warning app from the American Red Cross give families the tools to be prepared.


Teens use art to affect social change

Submitted 05-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT hosts exhibit to showcase spring projects.


Catalyst Radio: The Geek Group opens its doors with new makerspace facility

Submitted 05-05-2014 under NEWS

The Geek Group provides hands-on learning, with access to labs such as for high voltage, electronics, 3D printing, high energy physics, and more.


Multimedia, modern dance concert to be held at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dance in the Annex , DITA, announces the fifth and final "TRIP THE LIGHT" event , which will feature modern dance, multimedia and live music. Presale tickets are on sale now for the May 10 event at Wealthy Theatre, with additional discounts for members of Community Media Center (CMC).


FoodCircles continues to provide meals for hungry children

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NEWS

Since its 2013 launch of the mobile app that allows people to purchase a dish for $1, FoodCircles has provided 2,239 meals to children living in poverty.


Founders Brewing releases beer locator app

Submitted 03-07-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Founders Brewing Company has teamed up with smart phone app developers Fusionary to create an app that allows users to find and read about beers on the go.


GR Makers help entrepreneur make idea reality

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids group GR Makers collaborated with entrepreneur Sergio Troiani to create the first all-aluminum iPhone case that doesn't negatively affect the phone's reception.


Innovation through collaboration: Life at The Factory

Submitted 01-14-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Factory, a quickly growing coworking and colearning space in downtown Grand Rapids, is designed to facilitate collaboration, openness, community, accessibilty and even serendipity.


Register for Startup Weekend hosted by the Factory

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

The international entrepreneurial workshop Startup Weekend will be hosted by the Factory in Grand Rapids.


GoSite Inclusion Committee working to represent area sectors

Submitted 12-30-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The GoSite information sharing space will shine a light on the diverse communities, groups, and activities across the metro Grand Rapids area, with help from the many dedicated people already working everyday to build them.