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Who pays the cost: Cycles of disinvestment, economic exclusion, gentrification, redlining still plague Grand Rapids

by (jamiel_robinson)

Submitted 05-26-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

It is a sign of a thriving city to see regular reinvestment and renewal in residential and business districts. New construction and rehabilitation of existing buildings and neighborhoods can be effective in meeting changing demands of both residents...

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Logan's Alley to celebrate 15 years with week of giving back

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NEWS

Logan's Alley will be celebrating its 15 year anniversary from May 10 to May 15 with a week of brewery specialties and giving back to local nonprofits.   After kicking off the week by rolling back prices to their original 2000 amounts...

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Entrepreneurs encouraged to collaborate, experiment in Incubator Kitchen

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are redefining West Michigan’s economy. With the rise of venture capital funds, business accelerators and shared workspaces, an entrepreneur can find financing, get advice and have a location to start any...

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Local companies running with it: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k for employee wellness

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With the recent changes in healthcare policy and the rising healthcare costs in the workplace, employers are getting creative and inspiring healthy lifestyles among their employees. Local employers are endorsing employee participation in races like...

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State economy loses $435 million to landfill

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-23-2015 under NEWS

The state of Michigan is lagging behind national averages in recycling, with only 15% of residents recycling as compared to the national average of 35%. Governor Rick Snyder has created a proposed plan of action with the objective to double Michigan...

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The Right Place's economic outlook for West Michigan

by (sassaria)

Submitted 02-12-2015 under OPINION

On December 16, The Right Place held its Economic Outlook for West Michigan conference at the JW Marriott downtown. The first one was held 18 years ago, and had an attendance of 25. This year, there were 450 people in attendance, from all over the...

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(Don't) Follow your passion

by (sassaria)

Submitted 12-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Hello, Grand Rapids classes of 2015! You’re going into your last semester as a high school student. The world is waiting out there. Many people will want to give you advice about what to do with your life. You’ll hear it everywhere. It...

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Lyon Street Cafe brings pourover coffee to Midtown

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 11-25-2014 under NEWS

The northeast corner of Union and Lyon got a little brighter and busier last Saturday, on opening day for Lyon Street Cafe. The latest venture by Kameel Chamelly, who also owns Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Baking Company, Lyon Street Cafe...

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Awards nominations being accepted for GRABB

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NEWS

Nominations for the inaugural Grand Rapids Area Black Business (GRABB) awards ceremony are being accepted until October 28.  Categories and eligibility include: Young, Black and Gifted award - this award recognizes entrepreneurs under the age...

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Symposium breaks new ground, applies common grace to the business world

by (msk23)

Submitted 10-20-2014 under

On Friday, Oct. 31, theologians, scholars and business people will converge on Calvin’s campus for the Symposium on Common Grace in Business. Conceived and co-sponsored by the Calvin business department and the Acton Institute, the symposium...

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