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The Creative Chamber is working on bringing creatives together in Grand Rapids.

On a perfect day, people gather downtown at Rosa Parks Circle.

Crowds gather downtown for the annual Festival of the Arts.

Volunteers tend a community garden on the North East side.

Members of the Frey family and the community unveil the LOVE statue downtown.

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Designating the Grand River Water Trail: Improving water quality, recreation, and local economies

Involving local communities and spreading the word about improved water quality, the Grand River Partnership (GRP) is working to have all 252 miles of the Grand River designated as either a state or federal water trail, from its source near Jackson to its mouth at Grand Haven.

Lauren Rahman Thompson

RapidChat: Lauren Rahman Thompson on World Refugee Day, Treetops Collective, and more.

"It’s easy to forget 'refugee' is only a status, not an identity," states Lauren Rahman Thompson, Director of Operations at Treetops Collective. It's time to be more aware, get educated, and take action beyond World Refugee Day on June 20th.

Jen Shaneberger

UIX: Michigan Creative Chambers connects the dots for filmmakers, other creatives in Grand Rapids

What's standing between creativity and economic growth? The Creative Chambers initiative is answering that question and will administer a total of $250,000 in grants over the next three years to various creative projects, including film, graphic design, and storytelling.

RG Cone Apetite

Fighting to end human trafficking, one scoop at a time

With flavors like Almond ‘Bout that Base' and Join the MoveMINT, Cone Appétit couples a joyful treat with a mission to end human trafficking.

Hope Ramesey

Let's get social: Follow sustainable fashion enthusiast Hope Ramseyer

Grand Rapidian Hope Ramseyer discovers and connects with a “slow fashion” community. On Instagram, she shares her insights on her travels, fashion, and favorite foods (@hope.caroline.r) both local and abroad.

Alayna Williams

Leaderboard, 1-0: A VOICES essay on competition and contentment

"Grades and numbers should not be the end or beginning of a person’s potential. There is no way a letter or number or leaderboard can truly measure a person’s intelligence and abilities," says eighth grader Alayna Williams, who in this special VOICES essay, explores competition, confidence, and homework.

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