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Rapid Blog: Cindy Brown on how talent attraction is more than billboards

In this Rapid Blog, Cindy Brown, Vice President of Talent Initiatives at The Right Place, explores the complexity of talent attraction in West Michigan.

LaKesha Clay

Local Rosa Parks Essay Contest winner explores bullying and police brutality

The City of Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission’s Rosa Parks Education Committee encourages students in grades 7 to 12 to write an essay about how to live out Mrs. Parks’ legacy by stepping outside of the bounds of their reality, taking risks, and shaping lives to make a difference.

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Neighborhoods of GR: Baxter Community Center celebrates 50 years

Baxter’s roots run deep, evidenced by the Baxter Community Center, a 50-year-old nonprofit that is more committed than ever to serving, living, and growing with its neighbors.

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G-Sync: Kev Couture adventures in style

This month we continue G-Sync's series devoted to having insightful conversations with community members, like Kev Couture, who are making an impact upon our culture through their contributions.

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RapidChat: Gwen Pionk on sticking your neck out for your side hustle

Nearly 50 percent of millennials engage in some version of a side-hustle. The majority are making money off of landscaping and home repairs, but a select few fall into the "arts and crafts" category. This is where Gwen Pionk — owner and designer of Stillcraft Co. — found her niche with dip-dye and macramé art.

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Michigan hoophouse program benefits farmers, families, and markets

Low-tech by design, the simple hoophouse helps extend the farmer’s growing season. Learn how one Michigan program supports hoophouse farms so growers can stock markets, schools, and institutions with farm-fresh food year round.

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UIX: This is the 'engine of talent' building Grand Rapids' high tech/high growth future

A partnership between startup accelerator Seamless IoT and coding boot camps run by Grand Circus is funneling local talent into high tech/high growth positions. After a month of focused training, graduates are equipped to enter the tech workforce, with average starting salaries of around $52,000 a year.

David Oppenhuizen

Como los propietarios de pequenas empresas pueden evitar situaciones temibles

Una encuesta del año 2018 realizada por “CB Insights” mostró que dos de las cinco principales razones por las cuales las nuevas empresas fracasan son la falta de capital y no tener el personal adecuado en el lugar necesario. Vea cómo tres proveedores de servicios locales buscan educar y apoyar a sus clientes a través de estas áreas.

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Research, risk, and a great accountant: How small business owners avoid scary situations

A 2018 survey conducted by CB Insights showed two of the top five reasons startup businesses fail are lack of capital and not having the right team in place. See how three local service providers seek to educate and support their clients in these arenas.

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Rapid Blog: Kids' Food Basket founder talks lessons in leadership and responding to a food crisis

During the recent snow storms, Kids' Food Basket, along with area partners and volunteers, were able to deliver 9,250 emergency meals over three days from 15 distribution sites. Founding CEO Bridget Clark Whitney discusses the desperate need for healthy, equitable food, especially in emergency situations. 

Thailin Johnson

Local Rosa Parks Essay Contest winner encourages us to "Speak up!"

The City of Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission’s Rosa Parks Education Committee encourages students in grades 7 to 12 to write an essay about how to live out Mrs. Parks’ legacy by stepping outside of the bounds of their reality, taking risks, and shaping lives to make a difference.

George Bayard

Rapid Blog: GRAAMA founder explores African American history, blackface, and other stereotypes

Executive Director of the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives (GRAAMA) explores the importance of Black History and the deplorable role of blackface.

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Good Michigan food: The ultimate Rx for good health

Michigan residents are learning about the strong connections between consuming healthful foods and better lifelong health. Programs in Traverse City, Grand Rapids, and Detroit are working to increase access to farm fresh foods so everyone, from kids to seniors, can enjoy better health.

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As Michigan immigrants struggle to get healthcare, nonprofits fill the gaps

Understanding the healthcare system can be difficult for many who grew up in the United States speaking English. But for immigrants, challenges to receiving and understanding good care are exponentially greater.

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Snow Machines Inc. provides snow all across the globe

When the weather doesn't cooperate, Snow Machines Inc. is able to produce snow that looks and feels just like what comes from Mother Nature. We take a look into how this local, family-owned company makes snow all over the world.
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