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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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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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Eastown Community Association partners with Urban Roots to grow its community garden

Submitted 05-23-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The ECA saw an alignment with the city's Neighborhood Match Fund goals of building stronger connections among residents and promoting equitable outcomes.

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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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New intergenerational center is on mission to bridge gap between Grand Rapids' oldest, youngest

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NEWS

The new Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, formerly Hill Child Development Center, now offers open senior enrollment for full day programming to serve up to 35 seniors per day.

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Measure What Matters: EcoBuns Baby + Co.

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Four years ago, Marissa Berghorst, her mother Vicki Hughes and her sister Meghan Osterbaan bought EcoBuns Baby + Co., located in Holland. This e-commerce store has transformed into a growing brick-and-mortar store, offering a large variety of environmentally friendly cloth diapers and baby products.

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Eastown Community Association hosts "Dig Into Spring" workshops

Submitted 04-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Dig into Spring: is a series of workshops hosted by the Eastown Community Association at Wilcox Park Shelter. The workshops cover topics like native plants, invasives, and rain barrels.

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Kit-A-Gin preschool garden receives Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 04-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Huron Potawatomi Head Start is one of the first recipients of Grand Rapids' Neighborhood Match Fund. Local preschoolers will get the opportunity to experience the healthy benefits of being out in nature and learning about the origin of their food.

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Blandford expansion grows Nature's Learning Lab for students

Submitted 04-21-2017 under NEWS

Generations of students have trekked the wooded trails of Blandford Nature Center. Now their environmental education will be enhanced by the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center opening on Earth Day.

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