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Build a greener city: how investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

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Follow the story of Rapidian reporter Mariah Kennedy as she inspires others to make their city a better place. Build a greener city, invest in your community: The Rapidian helps us make it possible.

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This video tells the story of how we build a greener city and build community thanks to investments in The Rapidian. In this video, Rapidian reporter Mariah Kennedy inspires volunteer Kyle Liechty to help plant trees with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Brewery Vivant.

This is just one story of how local citizens can utilize The Rapidian to help make their city a better place to live. Their investments in their community, through investing in The Rapidian, are making a difference.

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The cast:

Mariah: Mariah Kennedy

Kyle: Kyle Liechty

The voice of civic investment: Ralston Bowles

Bar patron #1: Brian VanEe

Bar patron #2: Erica Curry VanEe

Bar patron #3: Holly Bechiri

Bar patron #4: Tory O'Haire


Special thanks to:

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Brewery Vivant

Production: Chris Kotcher, GRTV

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