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Local tuition-free pharmacy technician program accepting applications

Submitted 06-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) is currently enrolling adults for September training programs in growing health care support fields. Interested students encouraged to attend free informational sessions.

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Local First aims to help businesses create community change with upcoming equity workshop

Submitted 06-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

The "Measure What Matters Workshop" on June 21, 2017 titled "Implementing Policies Promoting Inclusion and Equity" will focus on helping businesses create equitable practices.

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Citizens' concerns remain over housing crisis, racial disparities at commission meeting

Submitted 06-08-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission held their first of the summer's "Commission Night Out" meetings at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

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Measure What Matters: Community Automotive Repair

Submitted 06-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Located in the East Fulton business district and with deep ties to the neighborhood, Community Automotive Repair has been providing the community with quality auto repair since 1975. The business is committed to serving the community and making a positive environmental impact.

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Measure What Matters: The Rental Company

Submitted 05-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

When Robyn Allison purchased The Rental Company in 2004, she made it her mission to create amazing events and provide excellent customer service while making a positive impact in West MI. She has a passion for keeping the Lakeshore beautiful, planning green events and giving back to the community.

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We must continue to fight for rights of all immigrants

Submitted 05-25-2017 under OPINION

Cosecha is a movement working towards dignity, respect and permanent protection for all documented and undocumented immigrants through nonviolent actions to bring awareness that immigrants are vital assets to the U.S. as well as bring awareness that deportations separate and tear families apart.

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Measure What Matters: C2C Gallery

Submitted 05-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

C2C Gallery has been bringing art into the lives of people visiting and living along the Lakeshore since 2011. Located in the heart of historic Downtown Grand Haven, C2C Gallery Owner Cyndi Casemier has organized dozens of community art events and programs that enrich lives.

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Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace returns, providing platform for artists, artisans, entrepreneurs

Submitted 05-16-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event of the season, taking place on May 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., including local favorites like Hides and Stitches, Albright Lavender Farm, Pink Lemonade, Cutie Pie Craft, Third & Co. Studio and more.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Ashley Trieu

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Ashley Trieu is the founder of Iconoclasp, a handmade women’s apparel shop based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. UICA interviewed the artist to learn more about her fashion-forward projects.

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Letter carriers collect record amount of food during Stamp Out Hunger

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids residents donated 200,000 pounds of food during Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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