local business

Transfigure Print Shop creates trans joy in Creston

by (rosie.accola)

Submitted 06-21-2024 under NEWS

If you’ve walked around the block in Grand Rapids, you’ve likely seen someone sporting one of Transfigure Print Co.’s “Protect Trans Kids” T-shirts, designed by artist Rio Wolf. Now, Grand Rapids residents can stop by...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department unveils finalized strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne unveiled the final draft of his department’s thee-year strategic plan on Tuesday, which aims to improve police-community...

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Local business owner urges Grand Rapids to stay on lookout for tax scams

by (Austin Smith)

Submitted 04-11-2018 under VOICES

I graduated from GVSU last spring and started my own business, Searchiply. I had never done my own personal taxes before, so doing my own business' taxes was even more cause for a mistake. This is what led to me to believe that I could possibly...

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Get to Know: Mercy Supply Co.

by (Schyler Perkins)

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

“It started when I was a kid. Every kid wants their pants to fit tighter, at least I did.” Rusty Zylstra says, leaning over the sturdy, wooden counter of his apparel and leatherwork store, Mercy Supply Company. Its storefront, run by...

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Local First launches sustainable business education series

by (PeopleFirstEconomy)

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Local First announced the launch of its 2017 Measure What Matters Workshop series, which is part of Good for Grand Rapids and aims to equip Grand Rapids companies with tools and resources to help them create high-quality jobs, stronger...

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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On the third Sunday of every February, a long line of people gathers outside of the downtown Main Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. At exactly 1 p.m., the doors open and people of all ages stream through the doors. The smells of delicious,...

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WYCE, listener supported radio station holds fund drive

by (breensea)

Submitted 04-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

“WYCE is all about taking people on musical adventures, it’s about the segue, and painting pictures with music.” Says Mark Gerard, WYCE Volunteer Programmer for 15 Years.   WYCE 88.1fm (A service of the Community Media Center...

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A street on the division

by (Maja Tosic)

Submitted 09-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Time travel exists. Just go down to South Division. When you first arrive, hip, up and coming businesses such as Propaganda Donuts and Have Company are all clustered near central points of downtown. But as you venture down the six long blocks...

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ARTisans Market to open for 10th year June 14

by (fsam)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

Sundays during the summer in Grand Rapids are a special time if you are at 1147 E. Fulton Street. Four days a week, farmers come from all over to sell their produce and other items for the Fulton Street Farmers Market. But on Sunday, the facility is...

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Vintage Street Market returns to Downtown Market for second year

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is bringing back the popular Vintage Street Market for a second season starting on Mother’s Day, May 10, and continuing the second Sunday of each month. The Vintage Street Market takes place in the Outdoor...

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