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Economy & Business

River City Cup and Cake brings espresso, pastries to Grand Rapids food truck scene

Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS

Lorin Tate opened his business four weeks ago and is currently serving customers on the river side of the Welsh Auditorium.


Urban agriculture + placemaking = new economy

Submitted 10-06-2015 under OPINION

Levi Gardner of Urban Roots explores different facets in the relationship between urban agriculture and placemaking.


Community Challenge aims to promote economic equity and increase neighborhood business growth, sustainability

Submitted 09-29-2015 under OPINION

The challenge aims to promote Black-owned businesses across the city and increase capital flow to neighborhoods they are located in


ArtPrize visits Burning Man

Submitted 09-29-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Kevin Buist, Exhibitions Director at ArtPrize, had a chance to visit Burning Man this year along with Executive Director Christian Gaines. Here he shares the experience- and how it relates to other, more permanent artworks and city structures.


Lacks Enterprises and Cascade Engineering host employee day at Downtown Market

Submitted 09-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Lacks Enterprises and Cascade Engineering are hosting an employee appreciation day at the Downtown Market, to reward employees and support local entrepreneurs and small business owners.


Building community: Why honest conversations matter

Submitted 09-15-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

We can't grow as a community- or as individuals- if we aren't willing to engage in hard conversations. Willingness to be honest takes courage. Why are we so afraid of that here in Grand Rapids?


Weingartz aims to Mow Down Hunger during Hunger Action Month

Submitted 09-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Sept. 14-Oct. 6, Weingartz will match donations to three Michigan food banks.


Urban Roots to continue conversation on supporting local food at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 09-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

[FULL VIDEO] Presented by Urban Roots, an upcoming panel discussion at the Wealthy Theatre titled "Support Local Food: A conversation on access, growing, and the local food economy" will be free and open to the public on Monday September 14.


Habitat for Humanity of Kent County announces $20+ million Plaza Roosevelt Redevelopment Project

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

We're partnering with community organizations and neighborhood residents to create Plaza Roosevelt, which aims to enhance the physical, service and social environments of the neighborhood.


Terra GR's Restaurant Week fundraiser sends 2,000 meals to neighbors in need

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

The farm-to-table restaurant supported Feeding America West Michigan during Restaurant Week.