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Rapid Blog: Jenn Fillenworth interviews 4 women chefs working to bridge the gender gap in local food

Jenn Fillenworth, MS, RD, is a chef and registered dietitian with a passion for sustainable food systems and culinary medicine. In her Rapid Blog, Fillenworth interviews four local female chefs working to bridge the gender gap in West Michigan restaurants.

William Butler is prepared to get his blood drawn at HUDA by his nurse, Val Gamble. Butler has been coming to HUDA for his health care needs since he lost his health insurance four years ago.

How once-vacant sites are becoming hubs for health equity in Michigan

Marginalized Michigan residents are finding health services in easily accessible neighborhood locations, and formerly defunct buildings are becoming bright spots on their blocks.

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Self-care is key for parents coping with mental illness

Parenting can bring the best of times and the worst of times. Self-care can be the key to parenting success, especially for parents experiencing mental health issues.

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Food access surveys inform next steps in Battle Creek and across Michigan

Food access data gathered in three Michigan urban communities will help local food organizations increase fresh food availability through innovation.

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RapidChat: Bridgett Tubbs on quality child care and early education

Twenty years ago, Bridgett Tubbs and her late husband Doug opened up their first AppleTree child care center in Grand Rapids, MI. With the vision to set themselves apart and raise the bar for quality childcare and early education, AppleTree has been able to spread their apple seeds across Michigan with 26 total locations, and several others in the works.

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What we've been eating in Grand Rapids: A year of the local food scene

With the opening of new restaurants, food trucks, and exciting new culinary ventures, 2018 has been quite a year of food for Grand Rapids. Check out our coverage of the local food scene this past year.

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G-Sync: Co-Housing is Personal and Community-Building

Rapid Growth's former editor, Anna Gustafson, reported on this local matter with her piece, "The search for affordable housing in Grand Rapids: How housing co-ops are making a difference" in 2016. This month, publisher Tommy Allen sits down with a community member who has been living in one of the city's longest-running co-housing residences for nearly 18 years.

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Michigan fruits and vegetables feed and educate kids

A growing number of Michigan kids are eating healthier, local food at school through a statewide program called 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms. We look at how it works in Battle Creek and beyond.

A social and educational group for Spanish-speaking clients at Turner Senior Resource Center.

How Michigan's age-friendly communities are making health more accessible to seniors

Seniors may face numerous barriers to health, including but also going far beyond basic access to medical care. These Michigan communities are taking innovative steps to improve older residents' quality of life.

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Rapid Blog: It's a brand new day for cannabis in Michigan

In this Rapid Blog, Roberta F. King, co-owner of Canna Communication, explores the future for marijuana in Michigan after the approval of Proposal 1.

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Diversity, equity & inclusion in the workplace should be intentional: 3 local companies show us how

Local companies like Cascade Engineering, Varnum Law, and Afrik Advantage are intentional about opening dialogues and fostering change around diversity, equity, and inclusion, seeking to improve their organizations, empower their employees, and positively impact the community as a whole.

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UIX: How Kooty Keys and medical masks are driving innovation in Grand Rapids

Whether inventing a novel solution or building a billion-dollar business, innovators in West Michigan have a few traits in common. They all share stories of tenacity and curiosity, and there's much more to learn from them at local meetup groups like the Grand Rapids Inventors Network or the Michigan Inventors Coalition, or in more academic environments like GVSU's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

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The future of public transportation in Grand Rapids: New services, partnerships, and tech

The Rapid is looking forward, working to switch to more sustainable fuel sources, decreased wait times, more efficient tech, and possibly even communication with autonomous vehicles. 

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What’s next for Bay County? Stay connected with IMG's newest pub, 'Route'

In Bay County, people are looking to grow deep roots into a place they can call home while still being willing to take risks, move forward, and work hard to create a stronger future. Follow Route Bay City to learn more.

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Building a major medical center means world-class research: Local scientists make it happen

Here in West Michigan, medical institutions are creating diverse teams and forging new collaborations in research, solidifying the city's evolving role as a leading medical center.
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