The Rapidian


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.


Bradley Productions emphasizes storytelling, collaboration

Submitted 12-17-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A young local film production company approaches wedding videos as storytelling and creates short films for the nonprofit sector.


Wealthy Theatre awarded grant, hopes to become world's first LED historic theatre

Submitted 12-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

American stage lighting company Electronic Theatre Controls awarded CMC an industry-best ION 2000 lighting console, helping the theatre get closer to converting 100% to LED lighting.


Grand Rapids-based startup launches app to help feed hungry children

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

FoodCircles curates great local restaurants, and provides dishes starting at $1 online. Your entire purchase goes to charity, feeding one child in need for each $1 spent.


GoSite coalition partners offer collaborative, community-focused programs

Submitted 11-19-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The information sharing space will serve as a central access point, highlighting many of the notable programs already in place throughout the community.


Local film sells out for premiere showing at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 11-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"Cactus" will premiere this Saturday, November 9 with shows at 8 and 9 already sold out. A third showing has been added at 9:45 p.m.


Coffee With Creators offers discussion about local business, technology

Submitted 10-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Factory hosts the weekly meetup called Coffee With The Creators where local professionals in technology, business and design share their stories.