The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Downtown Market hosts Summer Sand Fest

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

From August 19-21, 2016, professional sand carvers will create larger-than-life sand sculptures, there will be an amateur competition and kids will be encouraged to try their hand at sandcarving in a giant sand box.

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Terra GR puts hunger relief on menu for Restaurant Week

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

The farm-to-table restaurant is donating four meals to Feeding America West Michigan for every special they serve.

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Wheelchair-donating nonprofit adds four board members

Submitted 08-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

These board members will enable Alternatives in Motion to continue offering mobility equipment and repair services to those who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

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Food Bank remembers John Arnold, leader, friend, visionary

Submitted 08-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

In his 22 years with Feeding America West Michigan, John Arnold fed hundreds of thousands and inspired nonprofit leaders across the country.

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Downtown Market offering daily pop-up vendor opportunities for entrepreneurs

Submitted 07-31-2016 under NEWS

Designed to promote Michigan entrepreneurship, the Downtown Market pop-up program allows food start-ups the opportunity to test the waters as potential full-time tenants at the Downtown Market, starting with a daily lease.

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Heartside meeting to revitalize neighborhood association

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NEWS

Residents and community members in Heartside meeting monthly to reform neighborhood association and address concerns together.

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Local First party to celebrate new offices in historic building

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NEWS

Local First, a non-profit which supports local businesses, continues to grow and is now at 345 Fuller. The Office warming party is on July 21, 2016 from 4-7 p.m.

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Gentrification or revitalization: Which is it?

Submitted 06-28-2016 under OPINION

The Westside cherishes its rich heritage, whether Hispanic, Polish, Dutch, African-American, Lithuanian or German. Beyond the business corridors, breweries, market rate apartments and luxury condos opening, do we see the repercussions that "revitalization" is having on our neighbors?

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GoSite provides space for conversation, interaction

Submitted 06-28-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

GoSite first opened its doors a little more than a year ago in the front corner of the Grand Rapids Art Museum to welcome visitors and provide a unique way of curating an experience of Grand Rapids that gives visitors a local's perspective.

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Vintage Street Market offers treasure-hunting opportunity for collectors, casual shoppers

Submitted 06-07-2016 under NEWS

On Sunday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Downtown Market will host the season's second Vintage Street Market.

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