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Food Bank highlights community solutions during Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

First the bad news: Hunger continues to threaten 49 million Americans, including 1 in 7 people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Now the good news: There’s something you can do about it. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank hopes to...

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Which social media platform does your business need? A quick look at four social media giants you should be on.

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 11-05-2014 under

From the smallest local businesses to the largest worldwide brands everyone is on social media. What started as a simple photo posting sites or personal news feeds have turned into essential marketing and sales tools. We look at which is best for...

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Educational Seminar: Business Start-Up Basics 201

by (Stingray Adviso...)

Submitted 09-25-2014 under

Your business is up and running. Now what? If you're like most business owners you'd like to expand your client base. Join Leandra Williams from Stingray Advisory Group for Business Start-Up Basics 201. Topics presented will include:...

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One flock of a storm: Epic weather, social media in Grand Rapids

by (diaghilev)

Submitted 01-10-2014 under OPINION

Social media long ago replaced "the corner diner" as the place for conversations about current events. No more so than here, in Grand Rapids, MI. Especially during epic winter weather, as the storm becomes almost secondary to the ongoing...

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Connect to the City of Grand Rapids government through social media

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids has been working to make it easier for citizens who use social media to learn more about their city. Frequent posts bring up a variety of issues over multiple social media websites very quickly. "Sometimes that's...

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The City of Grand Rapids hopes to get social with you

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 05-23-2012 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is in the midst of a transformation. With five years worth of a temporary tax hike totaling $32 million dollars, they're hoping to overhaul the city's business plan top to bottom. They say a more fiscally responsible...

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Update: Final week of Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign signals need for new push

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

The 2012 Fighting Hunger Together campaign is entering its final week. At the end of the day on Monday, April 30, the polls will close on the three-week-long Facebook-powered contest, and 21 cities will be declared the winners of $2 million in...

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Catalyst Radio: Brian J. Bowe, on the state of journalism

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-13-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio we talk about the mission of journalism with Brian J. Bowe, a professor of journalism at Grand Valley State...

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ArtPrize: Social networking that bleeds

by (csmit)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under OPINION

As we approach the second installment of ArtPrize, we should remember that we are entering an arena of realism, one quite different than the social networking atmosphere that ArtPrize can sometimes produce. I speak most definitively of ArtPrize...

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The Rapidian turns ONE and is still growing

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 09-15-2010 under OPINION

Has it been a year already? The Rapidian’s one-year birthday is today, Sept. 15. Looking back on these past 12 months, we’ve all learned a lot from the community, our contributors, our partners and our readers. Today, The Rapidian officially ends...

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