The Rapidian


City Connection - Business Development with AJ Hills

Submitted 04-01-2019 under NEWS

AJ Hills, of Grand Rapids' Business Development department, joins Mayor Bliss to talk about the City’s Supplier Diversity program and business resources available to entrepreneurs interested in doing business with the city.


Ottawa Hills: From Pig Farm to Thriving Neighborhood

Submitted 03-28-2019 under NEWS

In the early 1900s, the 160-acre pig farm owned by Nelson Higbee was purchased and developed into a 9 hole golf course. Over the next 20 years, the golf course changed hands several times, ultimately to become Ottawa Hills.


City Connection - Transit Issues with Andrew Johnson

Submitted 03-04-2019 under NEWS

Andrew Johnson, CEO of the The Rapid, joins Mayor Bliss to discuss transit issues in the greater Grand Rapids community


Local school leaders say MSU study shows need for state funding reform

Submitted 02-14-2019 under NEWS

Local leaders say newly released study from MSU shows the long overdue need for better and more equitable school funding.


Fifth annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit to feature performances by Mixed Roots Collective

Submitted 02-11-2019 under NEWS

This year's Summit theme, Connecting Our Stories – Connecting Our Power, reflects the power of reclaiming and sharing our personal and community stories and will feature performances by Mixed Roots Collective instead of the traditional keynote address.


Women's March comes to Grand Rapids

Submitted 01-24-2019 under NEWS

The Women's March arrived for the first time in Grand Rapids. Despite the cold weather, a crowd of hundreds marched to Calder Plaza and heard testimonies by women speakers.


T2C Studio receives a $150,000 Wege Foundation Grant Award

Submitted 01-13-2019 under NEWS

The college graduation rate among Grand Rapids Public School students remains low. T2C Studio aims to increase postsecondary education attainment in West Michigan. As new funding becomes available, a countywide expansion of the initiative could be possible.


Thirty employers with over 600 openings participating in Grand Rapids Job Fair

Submitted 01-10-2019 under NEWS

Multiple job opportunities under one roof at West Michigan Works! monthly hiring event


River for All project: Discussing its impact on Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-12-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. hope to breathe new life into six parks along the Grand River, allowing clean and family-friendly environments for the people of Grand Rapids to enjoy.


New collaboration to showcase local artists in holiday market

Submitted 11-27-2018 under NEWS

Thirteen artists will be featured in the coworking space at 342 Market SW on Sunday, December 2, 2018.