The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 hundreds of Grand Rapidians marched through downtown Grand Rapids and held a vigil to protest the ending of DACA.


Encore hosts free luncheon to talk retirement honestly, without shame

Submitted 08-29-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

"We Are the Experts of Us" luncheon with keynote speaker Elizabeth White is for anyone thinking about, preparing for, or in the midst of retirement. The event will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Prince Conference Center.


SCORE provides support, encouragement, tools to build businesses

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NEWS

A perspective of SCORE of Grand Rapids as seen in the eyes of a mentor.


Rethinking child support, Part 1: How good parents go to jail

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

Examining why the our child support system is out of sync with society, and its impact on Kent County’s most economically disadvantaged parents.


Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Parent University to host screenings of American Divided

Submitted 08-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

This film series explores some of America’s thorniest issues—criminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisis—by telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.


Stars are shining bright in Grand Rapids Comic-Con's 2017 celebrity lineup

Submitted 06-30-2017 under NEWS

Star Wars' Billy Dee Williams, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Gates McFadden, and Pink Power Ranger Catherine Sutherland to headline this year's Grand Rapids Comic-Con


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.


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.


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.


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.