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Amplify GR meeting: What does community ownership look like?

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 07-28-2017 under OPINION

On July 27, 2017 I along with approximately 80 residents from the Southeast side and surrounding areas attended the Amplify GR Community Listening meeting at Living Word Church, 1534 Kalamazoo SE. A non-profit funded by the Doug and Maria DeVos...

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Rockford Construction brings New Holland Brewing Company to West Side

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, October 7 crowds gathered at 427 Bridge Street for the announcement of a new development initiated by Rockford Construction. The corner of Bridge Street and Broadway will be the site for New Holland Brewing Company, an estimated 17...

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Neighborhood Business Alliance to celebrate 25 years of economic development

by (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Jessa Timmer   On Thursday, November 6, the Neighborhood Business Alliance will present its 25th year of the Neighborhood Business Awards at Wealthy Theatre. These awards are by far the longest running celebration of...

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Blue 35 creates high tech office, conference spaces for rent

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 07-29-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Blue 35, made possible by a collaboration between Rockford Construction and Haworth, has already seen a lot of use of their short-to-long-term office and conference rentals since opening on February 5. Since February, over 100 conference meetings...

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New consignment shop to open on Bridge Street corridor

by (erictank)

Submitted 02-04-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, February 8, the Conscious Collective Consignment shop will officially open on Bridge Street. The grand opening will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and feature live music from local...

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Developing the West Side

by (mikevangessel)

Submitted 10-29-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

When Rockford Construction moved into our new offices last month, the headlines were about economic redevelopment – how we were turning a once-blighted factory on the West Side into a catalyst for growth in a potentially dynamic neighborhood....

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Rockford Construction works to practice what they preach in new headquarters on West Side

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

This July, Rockford Construction will be moving their headquarters to the West Side, from Cascade Township where they resided for eight years. President and CEO Mike VanGessel explains that they were able to redevelop a long disused paper factory...

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